Please accept my personal invitation to attend Cahawba’s Park Day event this Saturday, April 2nd, at 9 am. The ghost town called “Old Cahawba” is located just southwest of Selma on Hwy. 22 in Dallas County.
David Rothstein, an author of a powerful new historical novel set in Cahawba is flying back home to Alabama from Oregon to share some stories from his book. This will take place in the actual setting of the novel. At this special place fact and fiction will meet, so stimulating discussion is sure to follow.
The book is called “Casualties: a Story of the Civil War,” and I’ve included a summary in the attachment. If you want the author to sign a copy, the book is on sale at our gift shop.
On Saturday, we’ll assemble at 9am inside the ruins of the Civil War prison at Old Cahawba Park, the setting for much of the novel.
So, if you have an interest in literature or history, please join us this Saturday morning. After the author’s presentation, we’d love to have you stay for our annual volunteer work day if you are able. You are welcome to leave after the author’s portion, but should you choose to stay the rest of the morning to volunteer, we have free Tshirts or patches supplied by The History Channel and the Civil War Trust. (so wear your work clothes, boots and garden gloves. )
For more information or directions call the park at 334/872-8058 (from Noon to 5 pm).
Remember, this year is the 150th anniversary of the War of the Rebellion. So please join me this Saturday.
719 Tremont St.
Selma, AL 36701