Monday, May 17, 2010

Meeting May 27, 2010 at 6:00

Susie Dent sent me the following information about our meeting for Thursday, May 27th. Please join us if you can! Thank you, Susie!

A program about the massive mountainside sculpture at Stone Mountain,
Georgia will be presented at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the Helen Foster
Auditorium, Lee County Library, 219 N. Madison, Tupelo, MS. This is a free
program that is open to the public.

The program is entitled "The
Ultimate Confederate Memorial Goes South OR What Would the Three Horsemen of
Stone Mountain Say If They Could Speak?" The monument is sculpted on
the side of the largest granite mountain in the northern hemisphere. The
understaking of the sculpture of three Confederate soldiers will be discussed
and include topics about the organization of its construction, political
entanglements, the people who led the project, and the fund-raising schemes
which evolved into the U.S. Government's minting of a commemorative

The program presenters will be Tupelo residents James
C. Harris and his wife Sarah Bell Harris. Mr. Harris is a historian,
researcher and collector of artifacts and information of the War Between the
States. He is a nationally-recognized authority and author on made and
marked swords of the Confederacy and counter-struck Stone Mountain half
dollars. Previously living in Corinth, MS, he has served as
vice-mayor of Corinth, MS. Harris has held several leadership positions
with the Jacinto and Yocona Area Councils where he earned the Silver Beaver, the
highest adult service award presented by a Scout council. He was a
founding member of the Corinth's Historical Commission and a long-time member of
the Mississippi Historical Society. He was the first director and curator of the
Corinth Museum. He is a member of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans and
the Sons of the American Revolution. Mrs. Harris is a Tupelo native, a member of
the Mary Stuart Chapter of the DAR, a Master Gardener and former president of
the Corinth School Board. Mr. and Mrs. Harris are active members of the First
Baptist Church, Tupelo, MS.

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