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Remington Museum Book Club to Discuss Stories from Men with the Bark On

Remington Museum Book Club to Discuss Stories from Men with the Bark On

The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to the next meeting of the Remington Book Club on Tuesday, June 13 at noon. The Book Club, which meets monthly, explores the writings of Frederic Remington. The Club is free and open to the public, and has a hybrid format, so that participants can join the conversation in person at the Museum or virtually via Zoom. The Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at noon, so that even working people can participate during lunch. 


The next meeting of the Remington Book Club will discuss the final four stories from Remington’s 1900 collection of stories and articles called Men with the Bark On. The four stories are: “The White Forest,” “They Bore a Hand,” “The Trouble Brothers: Bill and the Wolf,” and “With the Fifth Corps.” The stories include an account of a winter snowshoeing, hunting, and fishing expedition in Quebec; a character study of an aged orderly serving in the War of 1898; the story of the fallout from a wolf-hunt planned by Buffalo Bill Cody; and a haunting, first-hand account of Remington’s time embedded with U.S. troops in Cuba during the War of 1898.


The meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 13 at noon, in person in the Museum’s Tiffany Room and online via Zoom. To learn more and to register, you can call 315-393-2425 or email


The full text of Men with the Bark On, including the four stories to be discussed this month, is available digitally for free here through Open Library.


“Frederic Remington’s creative output was not limited to paintings, drawings, and sculptures; he wrote works of fiction and nonfiction as well, ranging from articles for the magazines of his day to full-length novels. This book club is an opportunity to explore the work of Remington the writer,” notes Museum Curator & Educator Laura Desmond. Readers can participate in the entire series, or just individual sessions. Desmond added that readers should expect to encounter and discuss Remington’s complicated, and sometimes disturbing, views of race and ethnicity.