16 January Clarksville in the '30's': Take a fascinating look into Clarksville's past when Chris Crow shows
and discusses images of local sights and events in the late 1930's filmed by his father, Charles
Crow, Clarksville Mayor 1962-1978
20 February Rural Route 7, the Longest Rural Mail Route in Montgomery County: Charles Bryant was
mail carrier on Rural Route 7 for 17 of his 43 years with the Postal Service. It was the longest
mail route in the county, covering most of what is now District 3, south of Hwy. 12 to the
Cumberland River. Kurt Bryant, his son and Immediate past president of MCHS, will share
stories and pictures of his Dad's years on that route and more.
20 March Why and What Museums Collect: Presenters Jim Zimmer, Executive Director of the Customs
House Museum, and Kali Mason, Curator of Collections will share valuable insights into the how
and why of creating museum collections. The speakers will enhance their presentation with
Power Point slides, handouts for the audience and selected objects they will bring from the
17 April Our Kinfolks & Their Civil War Stories: Society members and cousins Rubye Patch and Reber
Kennedy will share stories and photographs of the Harris Brothers and other family members
who fought at Ft Donelson and elsewhere in the Civil War. In addition, Randy Rubel, using his
rich knowledge of Civil War history, will answer questions from the audience.
15 May Clarksville's Early Hotels and Their Stories: Local author Carolyn Ferrell's avid interest in local
history is well known. She will share tales and details about Clarksville's historic hotels and the
people associated with them.
10 June SUMMER OUTING: Palmyra's Union School Community Center will host the Montgomery County
Saturday Historical Society for a fundraiser Fish Fry to benefit the all-volunteer restoration of the historic
12:30 p.m. building. Meal includes choice of sides, drinks & dessert. Program provides information about the
historic school & how area residents have pooled their efforts to continue its life as a vital hub for
community activities. Tickets available at MCHS meeting and the L&N Station Tuesday & Saturday
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Outing Location: 3549 Tarsus Road; $10 suggested donation.
17 July History of Burt High School: Joe Ann Mallory Burgess will soon see the culmination of years of
dedicated research with the publication of her book, The Odyssey of Burt High School: The
Evolution of Education of a Small High School in a Small Southern Town. She will share some
of the many events, insights and stories of accomplishment she discovered during her research.
21 August Ratification of Woman's Suffrage, Tennessee's Special Role: 2020 Vision Committee reminds
us that it was only 97 years ago that Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment ensuring women's
right to vote in the entire United States. It was a hard fought battle and passed the House by a one
vote majority. Learn more about this tumultuous era in Tennessee history and plans for the State
to commemorate the 100th anniversary in 2020.
18 September It Happened at Porter's Bluff: Jim Long is a well-established source of reliable research,
transcription and indexing of historical records. Now he focuses his attention on the Clarksville
neighborhood of Porter's Bluff to reveal its history and transformations through the years, once
again turning his research into an interesting and information presentation.
16 October Mt. Zion Baptist Church: Carr Johnson will present information about his great, great, great
grandfather, Horace Carr, and other ex-slaves who founded Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Port
Royal, Tennessee, in 1867. The church is still in existence today. His presentation includes an
introduction to and readings from Pioneer Colored Christians by Harriet Parks Miller.
20 November How I found my Father: The incredible story of Rex Cumming's father Robert Roy Cummings' father
many years after being reported missing in action in the Korean War.
18 December Christmas Dinner & Awards
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