Signal Mountain Genealogical Society Meeting is January 2

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society will meet at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2014 at the Walden Town Hall (1836 Taft Highway).  Refreshments will be served at 1:00 pm followed by the business meeting and program.  

The speaker for the January meeting is Steve Robinson, a member of the Society and a long-time resident of Signal Mountain.  Mr. Robinson subject is "John Trumbull - Artist of the Revolution." 

As always guests are welcome at the meeting.

 


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