Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Ligonier 250 : The Fort, The Town, The Valley
Ralph Kinney Bennett, author of Ligonier 250: The Fort, The Town, The Valley, will read from his book, discuss researching and writing it and answer questions at the Ligonier Valley Library on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.
The book, tracing the settlement and subsequent history of Ligonier and the valley over the past two and a half centuries, was published in June 2008 as part of the ongoing Ligonier 250 celebration.
Bennett, a retired national editor of The Reader’s Digest who now writes for various magazines and publications, says his short narrative history of Ligonier is an effort to explain what he calls “Ligonierness,” that “unique cultural quality” that characterizes the valley. Bennett, who is a trustee of the library, will be available immediately before and after the program to sign copies of his book.