Reading into History Family Book Club: The Sense of Wonder

Sunday, April 5, 2020 • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Heinz History Center

Add to Calendar04/05/2020 02:00 PM04/05/2020 03:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkReading into History Family Book Club: The Sense of WonderAre you an avid reader? Want to get an up-close look at real museum artifacts and historic images that bring stories to life? The Reading into History Family Book Club is for you! Every other month, you can join us for a literary adventure that explores the past.Heinz History CenterHeinz History CenterfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Are you an avid reader? Want to get an up-close look at real museum artifacts and historic images that bring stories to life? The Reading into History Family Book Club is for you!

Every other month, you can join us for a literary adventure that explores the past. Throughout 2020, as part of our Women Forging the Way initiative, we’ll focus on stories of women in history, including code breakers, aviation pioneers, and crusading journalists.

On Sunday, April 5, we’ll have a wrap-up session to talk about “The Sense of Wonder: A Celebration of Nature for Parents and Children,” by Rachel Carson.

Registration

This program has been cancelled. Please contact Nate Rodda at nrrodda@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6433 with any questions.

The Sense of Wonder, Rachel CarsonAbout The Sense of Wonder

First published more than three decades ago, this reissue of Rachel Carson’s award-winning classic brings her unique vision to a new generation of readers. Stunning new photographs by Nick Kelsh beautifully complement Carson’s intimate account of adventures with her young nephew, Roger, as they enjoy walks along the rocky coast of Maine and through dense forests and open fields, observing wildlife, strange plants, moonlight and storm clouds, and listening to the “living music” of insects in the underbrush. “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder.” Writes Carson, “he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” “The Sense of Wonder” is a refreshing antidote to indifference and a guide to capturing the simple power of discovery that Carson views as essential to life.

For more information or for History Center members who need the discount code, please contact Youth Programs Coordinator Nate Rodda at nrrodda@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6433.