Isaac Anderson and the Presbyterian Founders of Tennessee | Brown Bag Lecture with Dr. Aaron Astor

@ East Tennessee History Center
East Tennessee History Center
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:00am to Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7:45am

Maryville College sprang from the vision of Reverend Isaac Anderson to fill what he saw as a great need for trained pastors and churches on the frontier. As pastor of Maryville's New Providence Presbyterian Church, Anderson led efforts to establish the "Southern and Western Theological Seminary," the forerunner of Maryville College, and for six years served as the school's only teacher and officer. Dr. Aaron Astor is Associate Professor of History at Maryville College, where he covers a wide range of topics in American history, from the Revolution to the present. He has written numerous articles, conference papers, and book chapters and authored a book, Rebels on the Border: Civil War, Emancipation, and the Reconstruction of Kentucky and Missouri, and contributed articles for the award-winning Civil War Sesquicentennial series Disunion in the New York Times.

The program is sponsored by the Harriet Z. Albers Memorial Fund and is and free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available.  For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.