Chattanooga's Blues and Jazz Heritage Program is Monday, August 25

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Chattanooga Area Historical Association and the Local History Department of the Public Library invites all to a talk by Dr. Clark White on "Chattanooga's Blues and Jazz Heritage."  The program will be on Monday, August 25th at 6pm at the downtown Chattanooga Public Library.

See the accompanying flyer for more information.

CAHA events are free and open to the public.   

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