UCDD partners with Bull and Thistle to Host Gainesboro Bicentennial Lecture Series

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Beginning July 30, the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) will partner with the Bull and Thistle restaurant to host the Gainesboro Bicentennial (Plus Two) Lecture Series on Saturday mornings.

Historians and other experts will present on subjects related to Gainesboro and Jackson County history. Attendees should arrive at the Bull and Thistle at 9:45 a.m. and the lectures will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Each presentation will last 30-40 minutes with a question-and-answer session afterwards. Admission is free.

Confirmed lecture subjects include:

  • Caves and Waterfalls in Jackson County; July 30, Chuck Sutherland

Sons of the Cumberland: The Early Years of Cordell Hull and John Gore; Aug. 13, Mark Dudney

  • The Avery Trace and Fort Blount; Aug. 20, Paul Hoffman and Ben Nance
  • Prehistory and Native Americans in Jackson County; Aug. 27, Dr. Troy Smith and Dr. Randal Williams
  • The Civil War in Gainesboro and Jackson County; date TBD, Dr. Kent Dollar
  • The Flynn Creek Impact Crater; date TBD, Dr. Larry Knox

For updates about scheduled lectures, please follow the Gainesboro Bicentennial 1820-2020

Facebook page. For more information, contact Mark Dudney, UCDD Historic Preservation

Planner, at 931-476-4152 or at mdudney@ucdd.org.

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