Ray Boomhower will speak at Johnson Christian Village on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The conversation with the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award honoree is part of the Novel Conversations Speakers Program, sponsored by Indiana Humanities with support from Glick Philanthropies.
A native of Mishawaka, Indiana, Boomhower has been with the Indiana Historical Society for more than three decades and now serves as editor of its quarterly popular history magazine Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History. A former newspaper reporter, Boomhower has written numerous articles for such publications as Outdoor Indiana, the Indiana Magazine of History, Michigan History, and Traces. He has also written 16 books on a variety of Indiana subjects, including biographies of such notable Hoosiers as Ernie Pyle, Gus Grissom, Lew Wallace, Mary Wright Sewall, John Barthlow Martin and Juliet Strauss.
In 1988 he received the Hoosier Historian award from the Indiana Historical Society. In 2009 his book Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary was selected as the winner in the historical nonfiction category of the annual Best Books of Indiana contest sponsored by the Indiana Center for the Book. His books have also been finalists and received honors in the annual Ben Franklin awards from the Independent Book Publishers Association and Foreward Review’s Book of the Year.
Space is limited. Pre-register by calling 812.279.2643.