Ellen Baker Signs “I Gave My Heart to Know This” in Door County

The Ephraim Historical Foundation will host a book signing reception for Ellen Baker, author of I Gave My Heart to Know This (Random House, 2011), on September 2 from 4 – 6 pm at Anderson Barn History Center in Ephraim. Refreshments will be served.

I Gave My Heart to Know This describes the lives of several Wisconsin families during World War II, from local women working as welders in a Wisconsin shipyard, to men who fought in the war or returned on medical leave. Signed copies of I Gave My Heart to Know This will be available for purchase at the reception, which is free and open to the public.

Baker worked for the Ephraim Historical Foundation for several years in the late 1990s through early 2001 and visits Ephraim as much as possible. She was born in Grand Rapids, Minn. and grew up in Wisconsin, Illinois and South Dakota. She earned her Master’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Minnesota and worked as curator of a World War II museum. For more information about Baker visit

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