Brogden Will Be Constitution Day Guest Speaker
By Dr. Mary Waalkes
Associate Professor of History
MOUNT VERNON— On Monday, September 17, 2012, at 7 p.m. in Gilder Hall at Brewton-Parker College, Dr. Fred Brogdon, local historian and executive director of the Altamaha Heritage Center, will speak on early settlers to this area around the time of the American Revolution. The talk is the second in Brewton-Parker’s annual Constitution Day lecture series, and is open and free to the public.
Professor Brogdon, who retired from teaching at Georgia Southern University, promotes local history in a number of ways. Besides his efforts on behalf of the Altamaha Heritage Center, which will house a collection of historical artifacts that are relevant to this region’s history, Professor Brogdon also coordinates history tours along the old Altamaha River Road.
Constitution Day was established in 2004 by Congress, requiring educational institutions to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. Dr. Mike Simoneaux, president of Brewton-Parker College, extends a warm invitation to members of the school and the local community to attend this event honoring our democratic form of government. For more information, please contact Dr. Mary Waalkes at 912-583-3110.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL.
The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.