2012 Barrington Hall Lecture Series

Barrington Hall presents a series of lectures in their coach house meeting space on the first and third Wednesdays of each month (and sometimes the fifth Wednesday) .

This popular lecture series covers a variety of local and historic topics of interest to people living in Roswell and the surrounding areas. The doors open at 6:30 PM and our lectures begin their presentations at 7 PM. Lectures last approximately an hour and are followed by a question and answer period. Seating is limited and most lectures fill up quickly.

Please call 770.640.3855 to make a reservation or to ask questions.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The Restoration of Barrington Hall
Presented by Sarah Winner, current board member and restorer of Barrington Hall.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
“First Love, Last Dance”
Nancy Rossman, a descendant of Roswell King, will speak about her new book
First Love, Last Dance, a memoir about love, hope and second chances.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
General Sherman and the Georgia Belles
Presented by Cathy Kaemmerlen, author of General Sherman and the Georgia Belles.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A Brief History of the City of Atlanta
Don Rooney, Head Curator at the Atlanta History Center,
will present an overview of the history of Atlanta.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Occupation of Roswell…Federal and Confederate
A special Thursday night lecture, Roswell’s historian, Michael Hitt
will talk about the Federal and Confederate Occupations of Roswell in 1864.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Inman Family of Atlanta
Tammy Harden Galloway, author of The Inmans: an Atlanta Family, will speak about her book and the Inmans, one of Atlanta’s founding families.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
General Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Campaign of 1862
Barrington Hall begins its Civil War Generals series with Civil War historian Robert Tanner who will present his lecture on General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson and Gen. Jackson’s role in the Shenandoah Campaign.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
General John Bell Hood
Barrington Hall’s Civil War Generals lecture series will continue with Steve Davis, Civil War historian. Mr. Davis will speak about the career of General John Bell Hood (CSA).

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Margaret Mitchell and Dr. Benjamin Mays
Bill Browning, lecturer on Margaret Mitchell, will speak about Margaret Mitchell’s professional relationship with Dr. Benjamin Mays of Morehouse College.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Thomas King of Roswell
Dr. Keith Bohannon, Associate Professor at West Georgia University will
give his presentation on the life of Thomas King, son of Roswell founder Barrington King.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Margaret Mitchell’s French Connection
Bill Browning, lecturer on Margaret Mitchell, will speak about Margaret Mitchell’s little known connection to Vimoutiers, France and how she helped rebuild the town after it was destroyed by “friendly” fire during World War II.

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