Lipscomb University's Lifelong Learning Program presents
Lunch and Learn: Tennessee’s Mexican War
Tuesday, October 15
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ezell Center, Room 363
Cost: $40 per person, includes box lunch
Instructor: Dr. Tim Johnson, Lipscomb University research professor, Department of History
Enjoy a box lunch and listen as Tim Johnson discusses the role Tennesseans played in the Mexican-American War. In 1846, the United States declared war on its southern neighbor because of a border dispute. Nationally, the war was a training ground for future Civil War leaders, but, closer to home, the war was significant in Tennessee’s history. Johnson will discuss his research on a book about Tennesseans and the war with Mexico. He will share stories about anonymous soldiers as well as a few of Tennessee’s future governors, senators and Civil War generals: William Campbell, Gideon Pillow and President James K. Polk.
Lipscomb Lifelong Learning offers people of retirement and semi-retirement age an opportunity to expand knowledge and explore new ideas in an informal, noncompetitive environment.