Last October, my College 101 class and Ken Meints' section paid a visit to the Bess Streeter Aldrich Museum and Home.
And I posted quite a few photographs from inside the house.
On Friday, September 6, Sara Crook and I drove
vans to Elmwood with the students to learn about this famous Nebraska writer whose novel, A Lantern in Her Hand, the class reads and an author who appeared regularly on best seller lists from the 20s until her death in 1954.
To get a feel for Aldrich, read her essay from 1933, Why I Live in a Small Town.
Our guide through the house made the event special, Rob Clements, vice president of the bank in Elmwood. His grandmother was a close friend of Bess Streeter Aldrich, and he grew up in the Aldrich house after Bess Streeter Aldrich moved to Lincoln.