Book hits local, historical music notes

Lisa Ingebrand,

Sr. Anita Smisek, OP

Former St. Wenc Choir Director pens “Minnesota’s ‘Big Woods’ Musicians”

A new book, authored by Sr. Anita Smisek, OP, a former choir director a St. Wencesalus Catholic Church, with narrative assistance from John Chromy, tells the story of how Bohemian immigrants brought their love of music to the “Bohemian Triangle” of New Prague, Veseli, Lonsdale, and Montgomery, and how this musical gift has been passed down through generations and is alive and well today.

The 116-page book, “Minnesota’s ‘Big Woods’ Musicians,” will soon be available for purchase at Downtown Sound and Humble Pie in New Prague, Herrmann’s Thrifty White Pharmacy, Franke’s Bakery, and Edel’s Meat Market in Montgomery, and at the Lonsdale Hardware Store.

More than 160 photos help narrate the story of...

To see more on this story pick up the January 13, 2022 print edition of The New Prague Times. 



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