Brown Bag Winter 2023 Series “Traveling Through History”

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023-Matthew Downs “The Tennessee Valley Authority and Regional Development in North Alabama, 1933-1960” When we think of the Tennessee Valley Authority, we think of towering hydroelectric dams, churning out electricity and reshaping the...

Merkel Mountain – Remembrances of Sylacauga by Ginger Clifton

Someone asked me about the legend of Merkel Mountain.  It is absolutely Southern to tell stories about mountains, sometimes in poems, stories, and often in songs; but the legend of Merkel Mountain is a fascinating true story about a place right here in Sylacauga...

Girls Reserve Club – Remembrances of Sylacauga by Ginger Clifton

There are certain times and certain situations where it is sensible and realistic for boys and girls to be separated because they were created, male and female, for separate roles in life. Last time we talked about the Boys Club, and then this opportunity came to talk...

Brown Bag Fall 2022 Series “Hooked on History”

Wednesday, October 5, 2022–Tina Marie Hosey “Songs that Shaped Our Lives” Songs are an important part of the story of our lives, beginning with early childhood and holding sway during the teen years. Songs propel us forward and help us survive...