After being out of print for three years, the book “Time Travels: 200 Years of Highland County History,” told through diaries, letters, stories and photos, is again available.
Local author, historian and journalist Charlotte Pack wrote the book in 2005 and the Chatfield Publishing Company released the book in 2007. “Time Travels” includes 100 photographs, along with the history of Highland County, including the status of each township during 2005.
“I wanted the book to be a record of the distant past, but also to record our current history for future generations,” Pack said. “Numerous individuals over the last few years requested the book, but I had sold out. This year some board members of the Highland House Museum and the village of Highland Bicentennial Committee were enthusiastically asking for the book to be made available again, so I decided it was time to request more copies.”
“Time Travels” is available at the Highland House Museum Gift Shop and a book signing is scheduled for Aug. 14. Also, the book will be available during some of the village of Highland’s upcoming bicentennial events. You can contact the author directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vicki Knauff, director at the Highland House Museum, said, “I’m very pleased that we can offer Charlotte’s book again to our readers. It has been a very popular book on local history and reading it will jog memories of bygone times. Don’t miss this opportunity to buy ‘Time Travels’ for yourself or as a gift.”
The Highland House will be open from 1-6 p.m. on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2 during the Festival of the Bells. Regular hours are 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Pack has strong views about history and encourages others to record their history.
“We think of history as long ago, but the only way we have a record of the past is if we record what is happening now. We preserve tomorrow’s history by recording it today. Several times I have interviewed elderly people and within months their light in this world was gone,” Pack said. “It has made me realize how important it is to capture family and community stories today.”
Submitted by Charlotte Pack