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Prime Time History Brown Bag Winter Series 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – Kathryn Braund “Creek Indian Women in Time of War” Historians of the Creek War traditionally focus on battles and commanders and rarely, if ever, consider the impact of war on women and children. And yet the Creek civil war resulted in an invasion of a populous region which destroyed not […]

Moments In Time Brown Bag Lecture Series Fall 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – Harvey H. (Hardy) Jackson “The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera” Between Gulf Shores, Alabama and the Flora-Bama bar on the Florida line is the region sometimes called the Redneck Riviera.  Once populated by roadhouses and seafood joints, this storied strip now boasts upscale condominiums and gated communities with […]

SouthFirst Bank Winter/2012 Winter Lecture Series Another Place-Another Time

Wednesday, January 18, 2012-Jerry E. Brown: “Alabama’s Mitcham Wars” n the 1890s, a bloody episode in Clarke County left 10 people dead!  The tensions between backcountry farmers who borrowed money to put in their cotton crops and merchant-lenders who took advantage of the crop-lien system erupted into “the Mitcham War.”  The conflict—a gang of local […]

Memories Are Made Of This – Fall 2011

SouthFirst Bank Lecture Series/Fall 2011 Memories Are Made Of This Stories that Enrich Our Lives Refreshments 11:00 am – Program 12:00 noon Harry I. Brown Auditorium Wednesday, September 14, 2011 – Wayne Flynt “Memories and Memoir” Rick Bragg characterizes Dr. Wayne Flynt’s just-off-the-press historical memoir – Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives – as […]

Remembering the Past – Winter 2011

Brown Bag Winter 2011 Lecture Series Remembering the Past Harry I Brown Auditorium Refreshments – 11:00 a.m. Programs 12:00 Noon Sponsored by SouthFirst Bank Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Clyde Bolton “Hadacol Days: Stories of a Southern Boyhood”                       Wednesday, January 19, 2011 John O’Malley “U.S.Merchant […]

Telling Our Stories Winter 2010

“Telling Our Stories” Brown Bag Lecture Series – Winter, 2010 B.B. Comer Library 11:00 Refreshments 12:00 Noon Program Harry I Brown Auditorium Sponsored by SouthFirst Bank Wednesday, January 6th Buddy Simpkins, Bob Phillips & Friends “Jazz: The Birth and Evolution of the Music of the People” Wednesday, January 13th Dolores Hydock “Dead Cats and Spunk […]

Once Upon a Time: Stories That Shaped Our Lives

Brown Bag Lecture Series – Fall 2010 B.B. Comer Library 11:00 Refreshments 12:00 Noon Program Harry I Brown Auditorium Sponsored by SouthFirst Bank Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Chris Phillips “Jim Nabors: Living the Impossible Dream”                 Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Henry Sledge “My Father, Eugene Bondurant Sledge, and […]

It Seems Like Only Yesterday Fall 2009

It Seems Like……. Only Yesterday Say “thank you” to Dennis Buckner and friends at Alabama Trust Bank for their sponsorship of the series which has been planned for your education, enrichment and entertainment. B.B. Comer Library Brown Bag Series Join us at 11:00 for refreshments in the Hightower Room! Just bring your sandwich and we […]

Sylacauga Marble Festival 2009

“The Magic of Marble” Brown Bag Lecture Series (Programs sponsored by Alabama Trust Bank) This project was also assisted by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. *The “Magic of Marble” Project is a part of the Alabama State Council on the Arts cultural exchange […]

Operation History Winter/Spring 2009

“Operation History” Alabama Trust Winter/Spring Brown Bag 2009 Series Come early and bring a brown bag lunch and a friend for fellowship and fun. Harry I Brown Auditorium Refreshments: 11:00 AM Program: 12:00 PM January 7, 2009 Chris Phillips Presents “Frank Sinatra: The Man and His Music” January 14, 2009 Wayne Flynt Presents “More than […]


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