The Chattanooga History Center will present the second lecture in a special preview series, Gallery Talks, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
The series is examining each gallery visitors will encounter in the Center's new exhibit, scheduled to open next year. Each preview stands as an independent program, and the Aug. 7 presentation is The Funnel of the World. The History Center’s Executive Director and Historian, Dr. Daryl Black, will present the program.
The fee is $5 per person (CHC members free). Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Monday, Aug. 6. Call 423 265-3247 to register.
The Funnel of the World tells the story of the establishment of the town of Chattanooga, which developed at the site of Ross's Landing because of its geographical placement. It is where the Tennessee River cut through the Appalachian Mountains on one side and the Cumberland Plateau on the other, creating a travel route from the coast to the interior of the continent (the "west), and from north to south. This story addresses the early development of a thriving commercial town, and the diversity of its businesses and its people. It also looks at the evolving roles of women, education, the difference between town and rural life, and the community's church life. Each session in the Gallery Talks series also examines the reasons certain artifacts were chosen for the new exhibit, and, in some sessions, the artifacts themselves