Book Club books

All past and future Book Club books are available for purchase in PCHS Museum’s gift shop at 715 S. Main St. in Florence, and through Brown Paper Tickets. Museum members purchasing the book onsite receive a 10% discount on all gift shop purchases. Donations are appreciated to participate in the Zoom Book Club.

FLORENCE — The Pinal County Historical Society is offering readers four more Book Club meetings coming up through June.

Join on Zoom on March 2 at 6 p.m. to discuss “The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd” by Jana Bommersbach. This book tells the story of Arizona’s most famous female murderer. Don’t miss out on a great discussion of this sensationalized Depression-era crime and its complexities.

“I have really enjoyed reading these books,” said PCHS Executive Director Stephanie Joyner, “and PCHS Museum’s Book Club has challenged me to read more. I encourage everyone to pick up a copy of any of the Book Club selections and join the Zoom discussion. We have something for everyone over the next four months, including a true crime book, a book about horses, creative nonfiction, and a work of fiction that takes place in territorial Arizona. Two of our upcoming Book Club meeting have author participation as well!”

All past and future Book Club books are available for purchase in PCHS Museum’s gift shop at 715 S. Main St. in Florence, and through Brown Paper Tickets. Museum members purchasing the book onsite receive a 10% discount on all gift shop purchases. Donations are appreciated to participate in the Zoom Book Club meeting. Call the museum at 520-868-4382 or follow the Brown Paper Tickets linked below to participate.

Book Club selections and Zoom Meetings:

March 2: “The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd” by Jana Bommersbach at 6 p.m.

April 6: “Lessons From Horses” by Randy Helm at 6 p.m. with author participation

May 18: “Going Back to Bisbee” by Richard Shelton at 6 p.m.

June 22: “These Is My Words” by Nancy Turner at 6 p.m. with author participation

Read with PCHS Museum and join our fascinating Book Club discussions. RSVP today for the “The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd” Book Club meeting; there is still time to read the book before the meeting on March 2. You can still join the Book Club meeting if you haven’t finished reading the book or want to listen to the discussion.

Founded in 1968, the PCHS Museum is the oldest historical organization in Pinal County. The museum preserves Florence and Pinal County’s rich history through exhibitions, educational programming, and events. Additionally, the museum houses a large and diverse research collection from which exhibitions, programs, and events are created as well as opportunities for academic and community-based research. Serving 5,000 visitors annually, PCHS Museum is an economic asset to Florence.

For additional information, visit:

Brown Paper Ticket links:

“The Trunk Murderess” book and Book Club Meeting

Book Club Meeting only

“Lessons From Horses” book and Book Club Meeting

Book Club Meeting only

“Going Back to Bisbee” and “These Is My Words” links will be available soon; call 520-868-4382.

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