In just over a month we will have an exciting Sesquicentennial Event occur in Montgomery, so please mark your calendars to welcome noted author and lecturer, William C. Davis on Thursday, May 5th.
Mr. Davis will speak at Archi-Treats at 12:00 noon on May 5th at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery. This event is free and the public is invited. You can bring a brown bag lunch if you want to and "hang out" from 12:00 - 1:00.
That evening, May 5, the White House Association of Alabama will host a Sesquicentennial Fundraiser Reception from 5:30 - 7:30 pm to benefit the Relics in the First White House of the Confederacy, with Mr. Davis as special guest. This will be at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 315 Clanton Avenue, Montgomery. We hope you can be with us! Don't need a special invitation, just come and bring a check!
Mr. Davis is the author or editor of more than fifty books in the fields of Civil War and Southern history. He was the on-camera senior consultant for 52 episodes of the Arts & Entertainment Network/History Channel series "Civil War Journal" as well as a number of other productions on commercial and Public Television as well as for the BBC. Since 2000 he has been Professor of History and Director of Programs of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.
More about William C. Davis... wiki publications at amazon.com bio
If you are the kind of devotee of Southern history who enjoys reading ahead of an event, we encourage you to check out the following titles:
"A Government of Our Own": The Making of the Confederacy
Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour
Civil War Cookbook
A Way Through the Wilderness: The Natchez Trace and the Civilization of the Old Southern Frontier
Look Away! History of the Confederate States of America
An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government
Some of Mr. Davis's books will be for sale at the Reception. Please try and join us!