The Jackson County Historical Association will meet on Sunday, July 28, at 2 p.m., in the historic Stevenson Depot Hotel, located next to the Stevenson Depot Museum in downtown Stevenson.

The guest speaker will be Dr. John F. Kvach. His topic will be “Old South, New South, De Bow’s South,” talking about how Vernon King Stevenson’s vision and history of Stevenson, Alabama, fit into the larger history of the 19th century South.

Kvach is a nationally recognized Southern historian, with degrees from the University of Tennessee and West Virginia University. He served 10 years as a history faculty member at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, leaving recently to join the staff of Liberty Learning Foundation in Huntsville as vice-president.

Liberty Learning Foundation is a non-profit organization facilitating active, immersive civics and character programs in K-12 classrooms and orchestrating local events that empower schools, parents, local leaders and businesses to take ownership in the future of the community and country.

Kvach has written three books and numerous articles. He is a much sought-after presenter throughout the country.

“Come find out about where we stood as the nation around us changed,” said Kvach.

The Stevenson Hotel and Depot were built in 1872 and both are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The museum will be open for tours, and members and guests can see the recent renovation and repair work done to the hotel building after an incident left a large hole in the building.

Both members and non-members are welcome to attend the meeting.

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