Seneca Falls Library presents author Barbara Hacha

Seneca Falls Library presents author Barbara Hacha and her book ‘Mulligan Stew: Stories and Traditions of American Hobos’. Barbara will be leading a discussion about this book on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Mulligan Stew: Ever since track was first laid for the great locomotives, hobos have listened to the call of the rails, lured by the possibility of free transportation to another place—if they could make their way unnoticed and unharmed. They rode the rails for various reasons—to escape economic hardship, satisfy an urge for adventure, or simply to feed their wanderlust. Along the way, they developed their own culture. Mulligan Stew contains a variety of ingredients from the hobo culture: hobo life as it was lived at the turn of the twentieth century, women hobos, hobo heroes, hobo signs and symbols, contemporary hobos telling of their experiences, and hobo traditions from the National Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa—an event that has opened a door into the hobo world every August for more than 100 years. The convention motto is “There’s a Little Bit of Hobo in All of Us.” Readers who are hobos at heart are invited to open this book and savor the stew. Praise for Mulligan Stew: No book I know has captured the varieties of hobo experience as well as Barbara Hacha’s Mulligan Stew, and in a form that perfectly fits the phenomenon… —Luther the Jet, Hobo King 1995–96For more information or to request/suggest a program, contact Michelle Robbins at 315-568-8265 ext. 4 or michellerobbins@rochester.rr.com.Seneca Falls Library services are free and available to everyone. The Library is proud to serve you Monday through Friday from 10:00 am-8:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, and Sunday from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm. Closed Sundays in the Summer. Visit us at 47 Cayuga Street or www.senecafallslibrary.org.

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