Kids Event: Cathy Stefanec Ogren

We're hosting New Hampshire author Cathy Stefanec Ogren on Saturday, April 15th for a reading/signing/Q & A of her fun new picture book! 

PEW! The Stinky and Legen-Dairy Gift from Colonel Thomas S. Meacham, illustrated by Lesley Breen, serves up an epic slice of American history - starring a 1,400 POUND WHEEL OF CHEESE and its chaotic appearance at the White House!

We had never heard of this astonishing event and can't wait to learn more! Join us!

Pew!: The Stinky and Legen-Dairy Gift from Colonel Thomas S. Meacham by Cathy Stefanec Ogren; illustrated by Lesley Breen

In 1835, Colonel Thomas S. Meacham wanted to give the president of the United States a present that celebrated the achievements of his upstate New York farming community. Believing that big is always better, he decided a colossal, legen-dairy gift was in order: a wheel of cheese measuring four feet in diameter, two feet thick, and weighing 1,400 pounds. Transporting the cheese to Washington D.C. was another big undertaking. It traveled by wagon and by ship, before being delivered to the White House on New Year's Day in 1836. But with a big cheese comes a big smell, and after a year the president had a stinky situation on his hands. How can he get rid of this cheesy gift? Readers of all ages will enjoy this slice of American history. (Plus bonus science facts on cheese making!)


Event date: 
Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 11:00am
Event address: 
Water Street Bookstore
125 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833