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Farina Lecture Series: Myra Hargrave McIlvain

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Time : Reception: 6:30pm, Lecture: 7:00pm

Stein House by Myra Hargrave McIlvain

Join author Myra Hargrave McIlvain as she discusses her book Stein House. Stein House paints a compelling family saga of German immigrants thrust into the bustling nineteenth century Texas seaport of Indianola. Helga Heinrich and her children arrive in Indianola haunted by the memory of Max's death and determined to start a new life. A woman of strong passions, Helga operates Stein House for boarders of all stripes whose involvement in the rigors of a town on the edge of frontier influences and molds all their lives: the cruelties of yellow fever and slavery, the wrenching choices of Civil War and Reconstruction, murder, alcoholism and the devastation wrought by the hurricane of 1886.

Books will be available for purchase post-lecture. As well, Ms. McIlvain will be available to sign books. 

The Nancy Farina Lecture Series honors Farina, who was a 20-year employee of Dallas Heritage Village. She served as vice president for development and capital giving for much of her tenure, which ended with her death in 2012.