The Hamerstrom Stories

Apr 12, 2013 - May 4, 2013

The Hamerstrom Stories-a collection of never-before-seen writings and sketches by Fran and Hammy Hamerstrom.  The Hamerstroms are well-known in this area for all of their work protecting the Greater Prairie Chicken, and have been credited by many for saving them from extinction in Central Wisconsin.

Proceeds from the sale of Hamerstrom Stories will benefit Golden Sands RC&D, an independent, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that networks several counties in Central Wisconsin to promote environmentally-sound economic development.


The best way to get a copy of Hamerstrom Stories is by attending the Prairie Chicken Festival. Go to for that info...copies will be available at several different venues, including:

April 12: Grassland Gala, Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids, 5 - 8 p.m.

April 13: Boomin’ Brewery Bash, Central Waters Brewing Company in Amherst, 3 - 9 p.m.

April 20 & 21: Naturally Yours, a concert by the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra honoring Fran Hamerstrom, Theatre @1800 (Sentry Insurance Complex) 1800 Northpoint Drive, Stevens Point. April 20 performance starts at 7:30 p.m.; April 21 performance starts at 4 p.m.

March 5 - May 4: Walk When the Moon Is Full, a show of mosaics and ceramics inspired by the full moon and prairie chickens at Gallery Q, 1108 Main Street, Stevens Point. Reception April 19, 5 - 7 p.m. Copies of the book are also available for purchase online at, or directly through the main office of Golden Sands RC&D on 1100 Main Street, Suite 150 in downtown Stevens Point, WI


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