Historical Events of Interest
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There's Still Time to Pre-register for the Fall Pilgrimage
The Fall Pilgrimage in Tuskegee on October 22 is fast approaching. Pre-registrations must be postmarked by October 11. Visit the AHA web site for details: http://www.archives.state.al.us/aha/ahanews.html
The deadline for the special rate at the Kellog Hotel Conference Center, on the campus of Tuskegee University, is September 30. Call 334-727-3000 and ask for the Alabama Historical Association rate of $89.00 (double room) for Friday, October 21.
The Fall 2011 newsletter highlights the terrific line-up of speakers and tours. It should have already landed in your mail box. If not, an electronic version is also available on the AHA web site.
Bench & Bar Historical Society Extends An Invitation
The Board of Director's of Alabama Bench & Bar Historical Society invite members of the Alabama Historical Association to register for ABBHS's Third Annual Meeting to be held in Birmingham at The Club on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 12:00 noon. William C. Davis, nationally-recognized historian and author, will speak about William Travis Barret, an Alabama attorney, featured in Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis. See invitation for details (PDF) .
Civil War Symposium on Mobile Campaign Planned
Historic Blakeley State Park is organizing a symposium on the Mobile Campaign, which closed out the American Civil War, for historians and the general public on March 2-4, 2012. Symposium chairman and coordinator is military historian James W. Williams, Ph.D. Potential panelists and presenters are invited to contact Dr. Williams at 1oldhistorian@....
Aspects of the Mobile Campaign selected as subjects of the symposium include: the strategic importance of Mobile, Confederate defenses of the Mobile area, the Battle of Mobile Bay, sieges of Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines, advances of Union forces to Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely, naval operations in Mobile Bay, the siege of Spanish Fort, the fall of Blakeley, and the final surrender of the Western division of the Army of the Confederacy in Mobile County in May 1865. Presentations on other aspects, including documentation of the campaign and participating units, and preservation and interpretation of related sites, are welcome.
The March 2012 symposium is thought to be the region's first and most comprehensive single conference on the Mobile Campaign. Covering the period of January 1864 through May 1865, the Mobile Campaign symposium is offered by Historic Blakeley State Park as part of the national historical studies of the Civil War that began this year and will continue through 2015.
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Montgomery, AL 36130
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