Native American program to be held at library


Handmade dolls currently on display in teen section

By Sarah Allen



Gretchen Huffman will discuss these dolls during a Dec. 12 program at the Highland County District Library in Hillsboro.


Local author Gretchen Huffman will present a program highlighting 10 handmade Native American dolls at the Hillsboro library on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Huffman said that the dolls were made by one of her mother’s best friends, Josephine (Mrs. Homer) Williams of New Vienna.

“She made them after much research,” Huffman said. “They are very intricate.”

Among the several tribes represented among the dolls are the Navajo, Cherokee and Pueblo. The dolls are currently on display in the Hillsboro library’s teen section and are accompanied by photographs and information about each tribe.

During her upcoming presentation, Huffman will discuss those tribes. Much of the information, she said, comes from the National Geographic book “Trails of Tears and Paths of Beauty” by Joseph Bruchac.

The program will be held in the downstairs meeting room. There is no charge.

Huffman is the author of “On the Inside, Looking Out,” a collection of poems. Last year, she held a book signing at the library.

For more information about this and other events at the Hillsboro library and its branches, search “Highland County District Library of Ohio” on Facebook.

Sarah Allen is an employee of the Highland County District Library in Hillsboro.

Gretchen Huffman will discuss these dolls during a Dec. 12 program at the Highland County District Library in Hillsboro.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/11/web1_Hillsboro-library-pic.jpgGretchen Huffman will discuss these dolls during a Dec. 12 program at the Highland County District Library in Hillsboro.
Handmade dolls currently on display in teen section

By Sarah Allen