Sundaes on Saturday
Sundaes on Saturday and the fifth annual Margaret Ashmun Day will be held on Saturday, June 15, in Rural.
Strawberry sundaes and lemonade will be sold from noon to 4 p.m. at the Rural Historical Society building and museum, located on Main Street in Rural.
At 1 p.m., Dr. Connie Haack Hurlbut, a retired professor from Mid State Technical College, will present a program about Ashmun, revealing how Ashmun’s legacy is being changed via the digital age.
Ashmun was a native of Rural.
In the early 1900s, she wrote novels for young people and adults.
Several of them centered around her life in Rural and the Chain O’ Lakes area.
The best known is her novel “The Lake,” which takes place around the area of Dake Lake.
In 2009, she was one of two authors awarded the RR Donnelly Literary Award as a Notable Wisconsin Author for the body of her work.
Each year, previously unknown works are found, including a large number of unpublished poems.
On Margart Ashmun Day, Haack Hurlbut will discuss these new findings and the contributions Ashmun made in the rising role of women in literature.
The village of Rural is located about five miles south of Waupaca, off of State Highway 22.