Signal Mountain Genealogical Society Meets Feb. 5

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Walden Town Hall. 

The speaker for the day will be Joan Hanks. Her presentation, "2012 to 2015 -The Bicentennial of the War of 1812," will inform those in attendance of the remembrances and celebrations of that historic event.  

The hostess for the day will be Ellen Matthews.  Refreshments will be served at 1 p.m., and the business session will begin at 1:30 p.m. As always, guests are welcome.

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