For release: April 14, 2011
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901-678-2843
Jimmy Ogle, well known as a local historian and an “urban explorer,” will present
the second in a series of talks about the history of the neighborhoods surrounding
the University of Memphis during a presentation Wednesday, April 20, at noon in the
Beale Room of the University Center.
Ogle’s lecture will feature information and stories that were provided to him by residents
of the six neighborhoods districts following his first neighborhood history presentation
last fall. Schools, parks, churches, cemeteries, longstanding businesses, and public
art will be the highlights of this segment of the continuing series.
His talk is free and open to the public. Convenient paid parking is available in
the Zach Curlin parking garage, which is adjacent to the University Center.
The neighborhood history series is sponsored by the U of M’s University Libraries
with support from the Friends of the University Libraries and in partnership with
the Highland Area Renewal Corporation, Inc.
For more information contact Tom Mendina at 901-678-4310.