Lifelong Learning Lunch and Learn: Tennessee's Mexican War

Lifelong Learning Lunch and Learn: Tennessee's Mexican War is in the past.

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.