The Children’s Blizzard
by David Laskin
Tuesday, November 12, at 6:30 p.m.
Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered “land, freedom, and hope.” The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled, and America’s heartland would never be the same.
This discussion will be held upstairs in the library.