5th Lecture In Series Previews Another Gallery In New History Center Facility

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Chattanooga History Center will present the fifth lecture in a special preview series, Gallery Talks, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. 

The series is examining each gallery visitors will encounter in the Center's new exhibit, scheduled to open late this year.Each preview stands as an independent program, and the April 16 presentation is "The High Road to Prosperity": Capital, Brains, and Muscle. CHC Executive Director and historian Dr. Daryl Black, will present the program, which will examine the reasons certain artifacts were chosen for the exhibit, and will include a visit to the space the gallery will occupy to gain an understanding of how it relates to the whole. 

The fee is $5 per person (CHC members free). Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Monday, April 15. Call 423 265-3247 to register.

The fifth gallery in the new exhibit explores Chattanooga's industrial history. Elements of the story include: John T. Wilder's early manufacturing plant; Adolph Och's publishing venture with The Chattanooga Times; Z.C. Patten's Chattanooga Medicine Company; the bold move to gain the rights to bottle Coca-Cola and the creative franchising that gave it world-wide distribution; and the development of the city as a textile giant.

Songwriter Thomas Mosie Lister Dies

Songwriter Thomas Mosie Lister died last week on Feb. 12.  He was 93. Earl Freudenberg said of Mr. Lister, "We became good friends by telephone.  He told me h e drove a small car, but when Elvis recorded 'His Hand in Mine' and it sold several millions he got him a big car."  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. Rev. Lister ... (click for more)

Tipton Family Association Seeking Members

The Tipton Family Association of America plans to hold its 2015 meeting on the 10th of October in the Chattanooga area.  The meeting is a one day event open to all Tiptons, Tipton descendants and persons interested in Tipton family history and genealogy.  Meeting registration begins at 8:30am with the programs beginning at 9am.  The meeting usually concludes in mid-afternoon ... (click for more)

Deputy Beaten After Vehicle Crashes In His Yard Sues Officers

A man who was mistakenly beaten by officers who had been pursuing a pickup truck that crashed into his home has sued Hamilton County and the officers for $700,000. Aaron Lucas Shelton and his wife, Heather Nicole Shelton, filed the suit in Circuit Court. Aaron Shelton is himself a deputy sheriff. It names Curtis Brian Killingsworth and unknown officers who allegedly took part ... (click for more)

Signal Council, Residents Concerned About Unsafe Driving En Route To Schools

The town council of Signal Mountain is dealing with a traffic problem caused by increased traffic to and from Signal Mountain Middle High School and Nolan Elementary. Mayor Dick Gee said, “This is a tough issue that we wouldn’t have to deal with if everyone would drive responsibly.” The main concern is for safety and in November the council agreed to try to fix the problem by ... (click for more)

We Ought To Pay Our Own Way

The government is too big. It has never been bigger - by any measure. It spends more money than any other single actor in our society. From Blue Rhinos to providing telecommunications services, our government knows no bounds. We’ve gone from a free enterprise system to a public enterprise system.  I'm not an artist. I'm not terribly tech savvy. The part of government that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden On March 1

As I try to do at the beginning of each month, I stroll through my garden to see the good and the bad. This morning there is still a solid covering of snow but, as usual, there is still a lot to see. March is historically known for “coming in like a lion and leaving like a lamb” so let’s see who gets what: A LAMB to the fact 90-year-old Floyd Hartwig of Easton, Calif., and his ... (click for more)