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Historical Society Program Videos

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Click on this photo of John S. Sledge to view a YouTube video of his presentation to the Montevallo Historical Society in September of 2017. The subject of his talk was his recenlty released history of the Civil War in Alabama entitled, These Rugged Days.

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Click on this photo of David Schneider to view a YouTube video of his presentation to the Montevallo Historical Society in April of 2018.Terry Arnold was the first speaker on the program. Both offered information and their expert opinions about the Perry / Mahler property which is now owned by the City of Montevallo.

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Click on this photo of Clay Nordan to view a YouTube video of his presentation to the Montevallo Historical Society in July of 2018. The subject of his talk was a “stroll down Montevallo’s Highland Street”. The houses along the four block street are seen in a PowerPoint presentation and their interesting and colorful owners are introduced and discussed.

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Carey Heatherly and Clark Hultquist co-authored the "Images of America" book on Montevallo. They are both on the faculty of the University of Montevallo and their presentation dealt with the online digital archives offered by the University's Carmichael Library. They placed special emphasis on the local newspaper achives that have been established in recent years. Click on the icon to view their program.

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Click on this photo of Clay Nordan to view a YouTube video of his presentation to the Montevallo Historical Society in April of 2018. The subject of his talk was the publication on the society's website of an excerpt from a previously unpublished memoir by Montevallo native Julia Ward Rotenberry.

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Click on this photo of Dr. Jim Day to view a YouTube video of his presentation to the Montevallo Historical Society in January of 2019. The subject of his talk was the Cahaba Coal Field, which is the subject of his book, "Diamonds in the Rough". He also emphasized the Montevallo area's coal mining heritage.

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On February 3, 2019, Montevallo HIstorical Society vice-president, Clay Nordan, spoke to the Shelby County Historical Society in Columbiana about the weekly "Throwback Thursday" series he and Montevallo Main Street Executive Director, Courtney Bennet, have produced and make available through FaceBook and the Main Street website.This is a video of the presentation. The sound is a bit difficult to hear clearly, so listening through headphones may be helpful.

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University of Montevallo Emeritus Professor of History, Dr. David T. Morgan spoke to the Montevallo Historical Society's General Membership Meeting on April 29, 2019. His topic was: Montevallo, a Place for Famous People and Colorful Characters. Click on the icon at right to view a video of his informative and entertaining presentation.

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At the third general membership meeting of the year on July 21, 2019, Montevallo Historical Society vice-president and program chairman, Clay Nordan, made a brief presentation to the group. His topic dealt with the inaugural Dancy Series lecturer who came to Montevallo in May of 1939. The lectures, delivered over two days by historian and biographer, Douglas Southall Freeman were later published as a book entitled “South to Posterity”. Nordan’s grandfather, W. M. Wyatt, was gratified to receive a unique personalized copy of the book from the author following its publication.

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