Knox Grad Writes Historical Novel

From: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) –

The historical novel “Angie of Garfield Farm” by Knox College graduate Ann Brack-Johnson relives 1840s daily life of Garfield Farm, a 174-year-old northern Illinois prairie farmstead and country inn, now a 375-acre museum in Campton Hills…

As seen through the eyes of 9-year-old Angie Garfield, life in 1847 on her parent’s farm and inn provide for a fictional account reflecting the era of a young America as the prairies of Illinois were being turned into the nation’s breadbasket… A graduate of Medill School of Journalism and Knox College, Brack-Johnson is a volunteer at the museum since the early 1990s assisting with interpretation, period clothing, special projects, photography, fundraising and governance… Read more…