Monthly history lecture series kicks off at TTU on May 31

Tennessee Tech University’s Cumberland Plateau Consortium of the Teaching American History Grant and the Upper Cumberland Heritage Foundation present the first in a series of monthly lectures on May 31.

David Currie of Georgia’s Traveler’s Rest Historic Site will speak about “The Battle for Nashville During the Civil War” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at Cookeville’s First Presbyterian Church, located at 20 North Dixie Ave.

“We express our sincere gratitude to the Cookeville First Presbyterian Church for opening its facilities (for this lecture series) free of charge,” said Michael Birdwell, TTU assistant professor of history and project director of the grant.

Other lectures planned for the series include:

• Bill Landry of Knoxville’s WBIR-TV’s Heartland Series will present “Tales from the Tennessee Heartland” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

• David Lee of Western Kentucky University will present “Flights of Fancy: Early American Aviation History” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19.

• John Sieganthaler Sr. will present “Alice Paul and the Struggle for Women’s Suffrage” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

• And Donald Whaley of Salisbury State University in Maryland will present “The Cultural History of Adventure” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3.

For more information about the lecture series, the Cumberland Plateau Consortium or the Upper Cumberland Heritage Foundation, call Birdwell at 931/372-3356.

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