Some of Oak Ridge’s history before the 1930s will be discussed at the AAUW Oak Ridge Branch’s general meeting on Monday, April 25, when David Hackett, ethno-historian, will talk about the Emery Trace, which ran through Oak Ridge in the 18th century and made connection with the more well-known Natchez Trace. He will talk about the road’s origins and role in shaping the nation as well as its potential for heritage tourism, a press release said.
A lunch catered by The Soup Kitchen will be provided at the meeting at 11:30 a.m. at a cost of $8. Soup and sandwiches and cookies will be available. Reservations may be made by calling Marjorie Congdon at (865) 483-3120 or Mary Uziel at (865) 483-1043.
Anyone attending is asked to make a reservation to ensure enough seating at the meeting. It is not necessary to purchase lunch to attend, and people are welcome to bring sack lunches.
Hackett, who grew up in Oak Ridge, is a volunteer with the National Park Service and has a profound interest in the history of this area, in part because of his own family history which included colonial ancestors in East Tennessee and native American, or indigenous ancestors.
The public is invited to attend the meeting.
Information about AAUW is available at http://oakridge-tn.aauw.net. It is an organization that seeks to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
This press release was submitted by Virginia Jones.
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