SLAYTON — The Murray County Historical Society Dinehart Lecture will host South Dakota writer Phyllis Cole-Dai at noon Thursday in the 4-H building on the Murray County Fairgrounds.

Cole-Dai is authored or edited nine books, the latest of which, “Beneath the Same Stars,” novelizes the story of Sarah Wakefield, wife of a physician in southwest Minnesota, who was taken captive by a native warrior in 1862.

Cole-Dai’s address will be free for MCHS members and have a small fee for non-members. Coffee and tea will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch.