Historical Society Program Videos – 2023
Our first program for 2023 was presented on January 29 by University of Montevallo Associate Professor of Art, Catherine Walsh, Ph.D. Her subject was the life and work of noted Alabama College Art professor, print maker, and long-time resident of Montevallo, Mrs. Virginia Barnes, (1895 – 1984). Dr. Walsh discussed Mrs. Barnes development and influences as an artist and her specialization in various techniques for making her art, such as watercolor, screen printing, and wood cut prints. Throughout her career she was very productive and several of her nature themed series were popular locally and often seen on the walls of many a Montevallo living room in the 1950's & 1960's.
Click the photo at right to view a video of the program given at the General Membership meeting of the Montevallo Historical Society on April 23 by Historian, Author, and Montevallo native, John Sledge of Fairhope and Mobile, Alabama. John is an expert on the Mobile Bay area as well as the Gulf of Mexico and the theme of his program was focused on two books he has written on these subjects.
Click the photo at left to view a video of the program given at the General Membership meeting of the Montevallo Historical Society on July 30 by University of Montevallo Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Susan Caplow, on threats to the survival of the University's Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve.
Click on the Photo at right to view a video of the Program presented to the Montevallo Historical Society by members of the Montevallo Study Club at our quarterly membership meeting on October 22. The presentation was in conjunction with the Study Club's 90th Anniversary, which they were celebrating in 2023.
(Left) Melanie Poole, vice-president.
(Right) Maggie Hall, president.