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Frederick Johnson, a journalist, educator and author, will speak about his new book “The Sea Wing Disaster: Tragedy on Lake Pepin” at the Pepin County Historical Society’s summer potluck and education event Thursday July 17.

The event will be in the Durand Junior-Senior High School cafeteria and will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:15 p.m. and the presentation starting at about 6:45 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own beverages, plates, cups and eating utensils. Coffee and water will be available.

Johnson is a Red Wing native and has won awards for his writing. He has had nine books about Minnesota history published.

For more information, contact the Old Courthouse Museum at 715-672-5423.

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