Robertson County Historical Society -- December 1st
On Monday, December 1st, I visit Springfield, Tennessee to deliver a lecture on John Sevier: Tennessee's First Hero to the Robertson County Historical Society. The lecture begins at 12:00 p.m. NOON CT at the Robertson County History Museum located at 124 6th Avenue West, Springfield, Tennessee, followed by a book signing.
This is our second visit with members of the Robertson County Historical Society. In 2013 we delivered a lecture on Onward Southern Soldiers: Religion and the Army of Tennessee in the Civil War, so we're grateful to the historical society for their invitation to return to speak about John Sevier: Tennessee's First Hero.
Chattanooga History Center -- December 4th
Our final event in 2014 is a return to my hometown. I hope you'll join me for my lecture and book signing at 6:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 4th at the Chattanooga History Center. Chattanooga has undergone a renaissance along the riverfront and throughout downtown, with the city's history taking center stage in its vision of the future. And soon, the Chattanooga History Center will open the doors to a brand new museum in the Spring of 2015.
|An artist's rendering of the new Chattanooga History Center, scheduled to open in the Spring of 2015.|
Image credit: Chattanooga History Center.
While the museum is still under construction, you'll have a wonderful opportunity to get a sneak peak inside the facility, and to hear me talk about John Sevier, a historical figure that has a rather interesting connection to the "Scenic City."
Make plans to join me at 6:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 4th at the History Center for this special occasion. The program will be held in the History Center's orientation theatre on the mezzanine of the new facility, which is accessed through the front of the building on the Aquarium Plaza.
Admission is free, but seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. For more information, or to register, call 423-265-3247, or visit the Chattanooga History Center's website for further details.
Gordon Belt is an information professional, archives advocate, public historian, and author of The History Press book, John Sevier: Tennessee's First Hero, which examines the life of Tennessee's first governor, John Sevier, through the lens of history and memory. On The Posterity Project, Gordon offers reflections on archives, public history, and memory from his home state of Tennessee.