On Sunday, March 4, 2:00-4:00pm, author Stephanie Bearce will be at the Dickinson County Heritage Center signing her new book Images of America: Abilene.
Stephanie Mowry Bearce grew up on the plains of Kansas, near Abilene and always loved Kansas history. She graduated from Kansas State University and is the author of nine published books. She presently lives in St. Charles, Missouri, with her husband, Darrell.
As a Kansas schoolchild, Bearce had fond memories of field trips to Abilene. She toured President Eisenhower’s home and library. She also had fond memories of visiting Old Abilene Town and watching the gunfights and learning about the heritage of Kansas.
Images of America: Abilene is part of a series of community histories published by Arcadia Publishing. This book uses historic photographs and documentation from the archives of the Dickinson County Historical Society.
The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia Publishing is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.
Images of America: Abilene is available at the Dickinson County Heritage Center Museum Store, Eisenhower Presidential Visitors Center, Rivendell Bookstore, and the Abilene Civic Center Information Center, as well as many other fine retailers.
Bearce will also visit Rivendell Bookstore on Saturday, March 3 to sign copies of her book.