Additional Winter 2007 Programs

New Perspectives
Looking at 20th Century Alabama Art

Coming attraction!  Fall "brown bag" series, Out of Our Past!
We have some great presenters and topics---just for you!


Winter 2007- Brown Bag Lecture Series


B. B. Comer Memorial Library

12:00 Noon

"The Way We Were"
Stories From Our Past



Wednesday, January 10, 2007---Dolores Hydock

“Newfangled in the New Year”

(Actress and storyteller, Dolores Hydock will tell stories about some of the “old ways” which are better than the “newfangled” technology!)
Pictures from Dolores Hydock's Program


Wednesday, January 17, 2007---Aileen Henderson
“Indebted Forever to Eugene Allen Smith:   The Man Who Helped Save our Heritage with a Wagon and Mules”

(Alabama’s state geologist trekked across the state with mules and wagons to provide the state’s first geological survey which resulted in maps so accurate that they are regarded as law a century later.)
Pictures from Aileen Henderson's Program


Wednesday, January 24, 2007---Ruth Beaumont Cook

“A Civil War Trail of Tears
(Author & freelance writer, Ruth Cook tells the little known story of the deportation of women and children from a small Georgia town because they were making cloth for Confederate soldiers.  Cook has chronicled this story in her book, North Across the River.)

Pictures from Ruth Beaumont Cook's Program


Wednesday, January 31, 2007---Lee Shackleford

See You in the Funny Papers”

(Lee Shackleford, playwright in residence at UAB, will tell the story of that beloved American institution---the comic strips.  He will use slides and lecture to tell how the “funnies” have stirred debate, inspired art forms and influenced the language and customs of the American people for decades.)


Wednesday, February 7, 2007---Jackie Matte

“Southeastern Indians: Culture and Change Over Time”

(Jackie Matte, independent scholar and author, will use slides and lecture to tell about the rich culture of the Southeastern Indians and the way it has changed over time.)




The refreshment room will open at 11:00 a.m. with all programs beginning at 12:00 Noon.
For more information, call 249-0961 or go online to



Please say thank you to our sponsors, Alabama Trust Bank and Harry I. Brown, for helping make these wonderful programs possible!


Pictures from Past Brown Bag Programs:
Fall 2006
Winter Spring 2006
Fall 2005


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