Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Society Program Meeting is Tuesday, March 17

The Itawamba Historial Society will hold its regular monthly program meeting Tuesday evening, March 17. The special program will be presented by Pat Arinder of Amory in neighboring Monroe County. Arinder is a member of the Tombigbee Pioneer Group and will present a program about the prehistoric Native Americans of northeastern Mississippi. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. with an old-time chicken and dumplin' dinner, with green beans, cornbread and peach cobber for dessert. Meetings are held in the Gordon McFerrin Auditorium of the George Poteet History Center at the corner of Church Street and Museum Drive in Mantachie. The public is invited to attend all program meetings.

Upcoming special programs will be William Miles of Fulton, former Mississippi legislator and publisher who will be presenting a review of his book, Scribe Among the Pharisees for the April meeting, and Dr. Terry Thornton who will be presenting a program on burial customs of Mississippi's hill country for the May meeting. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will be presenting the June meeting with the program: Building the Dream: A History of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.


Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious!!! I can't wait. Will Dr. Thornton have any information on the burial grounds that plantation owner was found down there in Monroe County? That is really interesting.

Bob Franks said...

Yes it does sound good. No better meal that home cooked chicken and dumplins.' I would like to learn more about that burial grounds also Oliver. It seems like the story just sort of disappeared.