James Sherow will talk about his new book Wednesday at the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center.

Sherow, a former Manhattan mayor and distinguished professor of history at K-State, will discuss “The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy’s Great Gamble” and sign books at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center, 301 N. Fourth St., Manhattan.

“The Chisholm Trail” discusses the development of the trail, its effect on the world and the cattle industry, focusing on Joseph McCoy, builder of the Abilene stockyards.

Sherow is the author of a number of books, including “Manhattan and Railroad Empire Across America.” He is also the managing editor of the journal Kansas History.

This program is co-sponsored by the Riley County Historical Society and Museum and the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center. Claflin Books will have Sherow’s books available for purchase.

Museum director Cheryl Collins said Monday that the Riley County Historical Society quarterly dinner and meeting is planned for Monday at the Meadowlark Hills Community Room, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $13 to attend.