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Posted on: February 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Distinguished Professor to Speak on the Old South at Deer Park Public Library

How Celtic was East Texas? How could you make a living off of corn and hogs? Find out at the Library! On Friday, March 18, 2016, Dr. Eddie Weller will give a presentation on the Plain Folk of the Old South. The program will begin at 11 AM in the library’s meeting room.

Dr. Weller’s lecture will examine the daily lives of the middle class population in the Old South. A large portion of these families had Irish, Scots-Irish, Scottish or Welsh roots. How did this Celtic background reveal itself in the United States? From their livestock herding to their fighting temperament, this presentation looks at their lives with the humor and storytelling they would have appreciated. Many patrons with roots in East Texas, or most of the antebellum South, can trace their heritage from this fun-loving, large-living group.

Dr. Weller is Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Honors program at San Jacinto College where he has taught for over 25 years.

This presentation is the latest installment in the library’s Featured Friday series. These monthly programs offer a variety of lectures, movies and special programs of cultural, historical and local interest.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee. The library is located at 3009 Center St., Deer Park, TX 77536.

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