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New energy grows at Historical Society in New Year, 2014

With the installation of new and enthusiastic officers last week, the New Year promises to become Gilmer County's "Year of History," states President Dave Corcoran, Sr.

The first big event will feature Dr. Tommy Smith, the Bulltown Battlefield's Ranger, who will speak on the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Civil War." This military and strategy review is expected to be a popular and colorful topic during this Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration year.

The meeting and covered dish dinner starts at noon on Thurs., Jan. 16, with the talk and meeting to follow at 1:15 p.m. These historical talks are open to area students, as they typically last for only 45 minutes.

In addition, the general public is invited to attend the meetings, to bring a covered dish, and, lastly, to join the congenial society, Corcoran outlines, "This is a good local club, one in which you learn a lot about our county and have fun doing it."
For more information, call: Corcoran at 304-462-4643 or Librarian Dot Frey at 304-462-4295 (W-S, PM)