MONTHLY MEMBER MEETINGS w/SPEAKER
We have member meetings the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM except the months of July, August & December. The general public is invited to join our meetings in the museum upstairs conference room. Scheduled speakers for 2021 are below:
April 27th – Terry Paige “The Astonishing and Amazing Tree”
May 25th – Thomas Kislat “Eyewitness Account of the Fall of the Berlin Wall”
June 29th – Selena Tilly “Shared Ties Between Polk and Floyd Counties: Coke, Movies, Railroads, & the Cherokee Foundry & Iron Furnace”
BOOK CLUB MEETING – April 20, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
Our book club is open to anyone from the community who would like to join! You do not have to be a member of the Historical Society (however we would love for you to join!) We often have limited copies of the book for sale in the gift shop, but we always keep at least 2 copies in our lending library for those who do not wish to purchase the book. Some members choose to download an eBook or buy from their preferred retailer, and that is fine with us. There’s no official sign-up sheet to join our book club–you can just show up!
We tend to choose either local authors or historical fiction. Members offer title suggestions, although we sometimes schedule books around community events. We meet every other month on even months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) on the 3rd Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Meeting are about an hour long.
by Scarlette Pike
“Anna’s life has always been controlled by her domineering mother and expectations of London’s high society. Hoping to start over, she changes her name and boards the first boat to Africa. As Anna adjusts to a drastically different life in the barren landscape of Africa, she finds hope that she can finally be free from her past. But when a battle between Europeans and the African tribe she has come to call her family looms, she realizes that her past may never truly leave her, and she must make a decision that will not just affect her own life, but also the lives of the people she loves.”
The author will be joining us at 6:30 PM during the meeting for general discussion!