Wednesday, May 11, 2011

MCH History Blog Live!

OK, that might be overstating it just a bit, but I am pleased to announce that next week I will be giving a short presentation about a history topic at a real, live meeting, in front of actual people! (Yes, somewhat outside of my normal comfort zone, but it should be fun.) Now for the details: Jeff Peters, President of the Pike Creek Valley Civic League, has kindly invited me to give a short talk at their spring meeting next Monday, May 16. The meeting will be held at the Skyline United Methodist Church (at Skyline Drive and New Linden Hill Road), and will begin at 7:00 PM.

One of the topics on the agenda that night will be a proposed development project on the west side of Possum Park Road, across from Holy Angels School. It just so happens that this proposed site is near the former site of the Roseville Cotton Mill -- a topic covered in a post a few months ago. Since Jeff has a love of history himself, he thought it would be a good excuse very valid reason to include a history presentation as part of the meeting. And since neither Ken Burns nor an actual real historian was available, he asked me to give the talk instead (OK, that first part might not be true, and I do know enough to talk on the subject for 10 minutes or so...). After the brief presentation about the Roseville Mill, Jeff has graciously allowed me to take a few minutes to speak about this blog to those present. The facility has internet access, so I'll be able to give the nickel tour of the site and explain what it's about.

In any case, it should be a fun experience (for me, at least), and I invite anyone who's interested to come on out to the Pike Creek Valley Civic League's meeting next Monday. If nothing else, it should be a good way to expose a few more people to an interesting and mostly forgotten piece of our local history. And with any luck, maybe we'll gain a few more readers here. The more people we have involved, the more we all learn. (That didn't sound too Reading Rainbow-ish, did it?)

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