Chattanooga Area Historical Association's Annual Meeting is February 1

Monday, January 13, 2014

The annual meeting of the Chattanooga Area Historical Association will be held Saturday, February 1 at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo's Imperial Ballroom.

Program of Events

                11:30 am              Lunch ($26.00 per person)

                12:00 pm              Business Meeting

                1:00 pm                Address (Free and Open to the Public)

Ned Irwin will speak on the topic  “Bottling Gold: Chattanooga’s Coca-Cola Fortunes.”

Ned Irwin is currently the Archivist for Washington County, Tennessee. He previously served as East Tennessee State University’s archivist and has worked as a specialist in the field for 25 years, including a stint at the Chattanooga Public Library.

He is past president of the Society of Tennessee Archivists, the Washington County Historical Association, the Tipton-Haynes Historical Association, a member of the Watauga Regional Library Board and former chairman of the Washington County-Jonesborough Library Board of Trustees. He is a graduate of ETSU and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is the author of numerous articles in historical and professional publications and received the McClung Award from the East Tennessee Historical Society in 2003.

If you would like more information about this event, please contact Scott Seagle at 423/364-3169 or email at seaglehomes@comcast.net.


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