The fall series of the History Talks program begins Saturday at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History at 2 p.m.
Marion Venable will give a talk about General Henry Wolfe Butner, a World War I general from this area.
“I’m looking forward to the program. Right now there is a renewed interested in World War I in history circles. All the folks who lived through that experience are gone. So, for whatever reason, there’s beginning to be a rekindling of interest in World War I and World War II history,” said Matt Edwards, executive director of the museum. “We approached Marion, who is always a wealth of knowledge, about being our kick-off speaker this fall. This is going to be a great program. It’s free to the public.”
The program will be held on the second floor of the museum in the conference room.
On Oct. 13, Ed Southern will give a talk called “The Race to the Dan.” That program is funded through the North Carolina Humanities Council Speakers Bureau.
On Nov. 10, Bruce Stewart, a professor at Appalachian State University, will give a talk called “Bootlegging and Moonshining Traditions in the 17th Century.”
For more information call the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History at 786-4478.
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