Dr. Kimberly Meehan Author Talk: A History of Healing in Cuba, NY

Join us on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 pm at the Cuba Library for a book talk with local author Dr. Kimberly Meehan concerning her new book “A History of Healing in Cuba, New York.” In the wilds of the Allegheny Plateau of New York, near the Pennsylvania state line, lies a sleepy and quaint town called Cuba. Cuba is the Greek goddess considered to be the protector of children and healing. The name chosen by the town’s founders in 1822, most likely accidental, is nonetheless serendipitous. The town of Cuba holds a long history steeped in healing, from oil springs known to the original native peoples, the Wenrohronon before the Bear Wars, to the sulfur springs of the mid-nineteenth century that inadvertently cured the man who invented granola, Tuberculosis health camps for children at the turn of the twentieth century, and a burgeoning holistic and mystic community today. This short work explores the town of Cuba as a therapeutic site and landscape that repeatedly finds itself at the center of physical, emotional, and at times, spiritual healing. This program is free and open to the public. Contact the Cuba Library at cuba@stls.org or call 585-968-1668 with any questions.

Dr. Kimberly Meehan is a formerly trained paleoecologist who left her work in research and academia to seek peace of mind and quiet in the Southern Tier of New York coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. She is currently an active board member of the Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway, is a member of the Cuba Trail Town Committee, leads the local Girl Scout and Cub Scout Troops, and is a small business owner. Kim is a previous Indie Book Award winner for her fiction work.