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West Virginia Archives and History Library
Workshops/Lectures

The Rebel in the Red Jeep
September 21, 2017


On Thursday, September 21, 2017, Carter Taylor Seaton will present “The Rebel in the Red Jeep, the Life of Ken Hechler” in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Seaton will discuss her latest book The Rebel in the Red Jeep: Ken Hechler's Life in West Virginia Politics (WVU Press, 2017) chronicling the life of Ken Hechler, who passed away at the age of 102, having led a full life of service to his nation, state and community. Hechler served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1959 to 1977 and was West Virginia Secretary of State from 1985 to 2001. Among his other accomplishments, he wrote The Bridge at Remagen: The Amazing Story of March 7 1945, the Day the Rhine River Was Crossed, first published in 1957.

Carter Taylor Seaton is the author of two novels, Father’s Trouble$ (Mid-Atlantic Highlands Pub., 2004) and amo, amas, amat…an unconventional love story (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011), and two non-fiction books, Hippie Homesteaders: Arts, Crafts, Music, and Living on the Land in West Virginia (WVU Press, 2014) and The Rebel in the Red Jeep. She holds a Tamarack Foundation Fellowship Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, and the West Virginia Library Association honored her with the 2014 WVLA Literary Merit Award. Marshall University’s College of Liberal Arts honored her with an Award of Distinction in 2015, and she received the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts in 2016.

Participants may park behind the Culture Center after 5:00 p.m. on September 21 and enter the building at the back loading dock area. There also is limited handicapped parking available in the new bus turnaround.

For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.


West Virginia Archives and History Workshops/Lectures

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