BATTLE OF FRANKLIN TRUST’S ERIC A. JACOBSON TO SPEAK AT CIVIL WAR LECTURE SERIES

BATTLE OF FRANKLIN TRUST’S ERIC A. JACOBSON TO SPEAK AT CIVIL WAR LECTURE SERIES

“America, Our Civil War and the Expanding Conversation” to take place on Thursday, Oct. 5th

FRANKLIN, TN – The Battle of Franklin Trust will host its ongoing Civil War lecture series on Thursday, Oct. 5 featuring speaker Eric A. Jacobson, CEO of The Battle of Franklin Trust. Titled “America, Our Civil War and the Expanding Conversation,” the lecture will address current events, changing interpretation and what is in store for the future of Civil War history.

“The lecture series is a way to talk to and educate the community about topics that pertain to the Civil War and specifically the Battle of Franklin,” said Jacobson. “This particular lecture will highlight certain controversies and issues surrounding perceptions of Civil War history and look at what the future might hold.”

Jacobson is the author of three books on the American Civil War, “For Cause & For Country,” “The McGavock Confederate Cemetery” and “Baptism of Fire.” He has been the CEO of The Battle of Franklin Trust since 2014, leading the nonprofit organization in continued growth and preservation of the Franklin Battlefield, Carnton and Carter House.

“America, Our Civil War and the Expanding Conversation” will take place at Williamson County’s new Performing Arts Theatre at Academy Park, located at 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin, Tenn. 37064. Parking is available on Everbright Ave. and behind the Williamson County Enrichment Center, accessed on Granbury Street. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Reservations are required due to limited seating.  Contact jayde@boft.org or (615)794-0903. The lecture will last approximately 45 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A. For more information about this lecture series, visit www.boft.org. To learn more about the Williamson County’s Parks and Recreation Performing Arts Theater, visit http://academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com/ .

About The Battle of Franklin Trust

The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)3 management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin’s battlefield sites to contribute to visitors’ understanding of the Nov. 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin. The Trust is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle to preserve this important part of the nation’s history.

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