Buxton Family Crest Presented to Rachelle Chase
After giving a presentation about Ben Buxton and Buxton, Iowa at the Buxton Family Reunion, I was presented with a framed image of the Buxton Family Crest, hand-illustrated by Barbara Buxton Boisse. Sally Buxton Jones (left) and Barbara Buxton Boisse (right) are cousins of Ben Buxton, the superintendent of Buxton, Iowa.
Sold Out of Books in Burlington, Iowa
We sold out of LOST BUXTON before the book signing at Burlington By the Book was over! A fun time was had with Chris Seven Murphy, owner, and Jerry Johnson, Executive Director of Capital Theater, and all who stopped by!
100 Attend Presentation at Lewelling Quaker Museum Tea
Approximately 100 people attended the Lewelling Quaker Museum Annual Tea and “Buxton, Iowa: A Coal Mining Town Ahead of Its Time” presentation.
Buxton Presentation at Nelson Pioneer Farm In Newspaper
Standing Room Only at Book Vault
Fifty copies of LOST BUXTON were sold to a standing-room-only crowd! Chris Rhea, Head Staff Writer at the Oskaloosa Herald, wrote a really nice article titled, “Overflow crowd attends ‘Lost Buxton’ signing, presentation” after my event at the Book Vault on February 20, 2017. Chris also wrote a nice article prior to my event entitled, “‘Lost Buxton’ author to talk book at weekend signing”.
Book Club Chooses LOST BUXTON
The Book Discussion group at the Forest Avenue Library in Des Moines, IA chose LOST BUXTON for their July 2017 book.
Buxton Presentation on KTVU
KTVO included my Reminisce Society presentation at the Ottumwa Library – which attracted 80+ people – in a news segment.
Buxton Events Appear in “Ottumwa Courier”
The Ottumwa Courier has been kind enough to include articles on several of my events:
- “Explore the lost town of Buxton”
- “Community Hosts Learning Activities”
- “Gothic house opens doors for Buxton presentation”
LOST BUXTON In “Ottumwa Life” Magazine
LOST BUXTON was included in the “Notable Iowa Books” section of the Winter edition of Ottumwa Life Magazine.
LOST BUXTON Makes Front Page of Albia Paper
LOST BUXTON made the front page of the Albia Union-Republican.