Rural Lit RALLY welcomes our new “partner” group, the Betsy-Tacy Society, which promotes the work of Maud Hart Lovelace. The Betsy-Tacy books were beloved by every young girl in the 1940′s and ’50′s, and are very much enjoyed today as well.
We also would like to introduce Julie Schrader, an authority on Maud Hart Lovelace. Julie will be writing a feature on Lovelace for us – look for it in November. In addition, we hope to partner with Julie on some other activities. A publisher, and author of two books on Lovelace, Julie also writes a blog on Betsy-Tacy and Deep Valley. For a preview of what is to come, and for those of you who grew up with the Betsy-Tacy series, the blog is a must read – find it here: http://betsytacysdeepvalley.wordpress.com/.
The response to our exhibit at Minnesota’s Machinery Museum has been incredible. Thanks to everyone who has visited this website, and those of you who have emailed us with your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions – they are deeply appreciated, and all of them will get full consideration. Keep them coming, and help us build this project and make it a success!
Please also visit our “partner” site, Lois Phillips Hudson. We have, again, been fortunate to be contacted by and in touch with a great number of people who are providing us with a tremendous amount of support and resources for Hudson. For a quick look at just one thing that’s happening, please visit ARCHES, the alumni magazine of the University of Puget Sound, which is featuring Hudson and an excerpt from Unrestorable Habitat: Microsoft is My Neighbor Now.