RESCHEDULED to April 7 – Middle Border Lecture Series: Feed Sack Dresses & Wild Plum Jam

Monday, April 7 at 7:00 pmFeed sack dresses

The March session of the Middle Border Lecture Series will feature Yankton author Marilyn Kratz for a short talk on her new book Feed Sack Dresses and Wild Plum Jam – Remembering Farm Life in the 1950s and a program on feed sack fabric and clothing presented by Mitchell’s own “Quilt Ladies,” Ruby and Louise.

Marilyn Kratz is a free lance writer from Yankton, SD. She has had about 600 stories, articles, and poems published in a variety of children’s and general interest magazines. She has also published five books.  She is a retired elementary teacher and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Her newest book, Feed Sack Dresses and Wild Plum Jam is a collection of some of the columns that she writes for a local weekly newspaper.  She has added new columns, poems, recipes, and photos to the book. All the material recalls farm life on the Northern Plains in the middle of the last century.

Following Marilyn’s short presentation, Mitchell’s own “Quilt Ladies,” Ruby and Louise will present a program on feed sack fabrics and clothing.

A book signing will follow the program.  The program is free to the public and refreshments will be served.  The Lecture Series is presented every other month and features speakers on topics pertaining to the history, art and culture of the Middle Border region. For more information call 605-996-2122 or visit