Surviving the Sand

Explore the trials and triumphs of early farm families who followed their dreams, faced the desert head-on, and persisted when repeated sandstorms cut off young plants and guaranteed crop failure. Sense the memory of sleeping outside all winter. Appreciate what it took to plow the foundation for today’s vibrant agricultural community.

Helen Heavirland is an award-winning author of 6 books, including Surviving the Sand (memoir, Washington State University Press) and hundreds of stories. They are a teacher of writing simple stories that intrigue and inspire.


Mar 21 2024


7:00 PM


Franklin County Historical Society & Museum