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Historian Jim Phillips to present pioneer program at Brundidge library tonight

Historian Jim Phillips of Birmingham will present “Alabama Pioneers and Early Settlement” at 6 p.m. tonight at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library.

Phillips, who holds a master’s degree in educational media, has produced several educational and historical videos on places in Alabama and will be presenting artifacts and stories about early Alabama history.

Theresa Trawick, library director, said everyone who is interested in Alabama history will enjoy Phillips’ presentation.

“This is a special opportunity to learn more about Native Americans and the early settlers of Alabama,” Trawick said.

“Jim Phillips has a wealth of information to share about Alabama. He is a wonderful storyteller and has stories about ghosts including those ‘at’ Sloss Furnace, antebellum homes across the state and about literally digging up history.”

Trawick said refreshments will be served and visitors to the library will have an opportunity to talk informally with Phillips.

“This will be an outstanding presentation about Alabama’s history and is very timely as we are nearing the end of the first year of the state’s three-year Bicentennial Celebration,” she said. “We invite everyone to join us in giving Jim Phillips a warm Brundidge welcome.”