On Thursday, January 29, at 7:00 p.m., Bartow History Museum welcomes guest speaker and author, Phyllis Rich Carpenter. Carpenter wrote Rolling Waters: A Southern Memoir, a true story of tragedy and mystery that spans over 50 years.
In November 1957, two friends, both accomplished sportsmen, headed out on the Etowah River for a day of duck hunting, a ritual repeated thousands of times by hunters everywhere, every season. When they did not return, family, friends, neighbors, National Guard, and other state agencies launched a massive search – an event that became front-page news and put the members of two large, close-knit families on an indefinite hold. Read about the ensuing weeks of mystery, discovery, and trauma – as seen through the eyes of the eleven-year-old daughter of one of the men. Don’t miss her “true definition of closure” which will resonate with survivors, victims and readers alike. Fast forward to present-day, and the mystery takes on new life when the grandsons of one of the men undertake a brand new search and uncover an unexpected treasure. Rolling Waters is an intimate story told candidly, but with heart, love, and above all, hope. Refreshments will be served, and the author will sign copies of the book after her presentation.
The Evening Lecture will take place at the Bartow History Museum located at 4 E. Church Street in downtown Cartersville. Parking is available next to the building. The lecture is free to members and included with the price of admission for not-yet members. For more information on this and other BHM programs, call 770-382-3818, ext. 6286 or visit our website at www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.