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Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library

Book Discussion "The Promise"


by Ann Weisgarber

The BOOK DISCUSSION will be held at the Hitchcock Library Conference Room starting at 6:30 p.m. Be prepared and read the wonderful book "The Promise" before arriving.  

The book takes place in 1900, young pianist Catherine Wainwright flees Dayton, Ohio in the wake of a scandal.  In desperation, she agrees to marry recently widowed Oscar Williams.  When Catherine travels to Oscar's dairy farm on Galveston Island, Texas she finds she is little prepared for the life that awaits her, all thile the Great Storm of 1900 is looming on the Horizion.

We will have a 30 minute discussion and then our guest speaker will discuss Hitchcock and the people who perished and survived the 1900 storm.  A tour of the museum will follow.  Refreshments will be served.

The "Cottage" Museum did survive the 1900 storm.

The Robinson Home was destroyed, and William Robinson perished.  The Robinson's rebuilt, using timbers that washed up into the prairie.  This home is still standing and the Robinson family still have ownership.

With the 115th year anniversary of the 1900 Storm on September 8th.  

Any questions, please feel free to contact the library at 409-986-7814 or go to for information about the author and the book.