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Remington Museum Book Club to Discuss Stories from Pony Tracks

Pictured: The cover of Pony Tracks, a collection of stories and articles by Frederic Remington. A book club at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg will discuss three stories from this book on October 11. 

 

Ogdensburg, NY — The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites the public to the next meeting of the Remington Book Club on Tuesday, October 11 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 three stories from Remington’s 1895 collection of stories and articles called Pony Tracks. The three stories are “Policing the Yellowstone,” “A Model Squadron,” and “The Affair of the —th of July.” The stories include an account of time spent with U.S. soldiers on patrol for poachers in the then ten-year-old Yellowstone National Park, observations of cavalry training exercises at Fort Meyer, and a fictionalization of events surrounding the Pullman strikes of 1894.


The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 11 at noon, in the Museum’s Tiffany Room and online via Zoom. To learn more and to register, you can call 315-393-2425 or email info@fredericremington.org


The full text of Pony Tracks, including the three 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.