Knox County, Indiana, historian Dennis J. Latta will present “How We Changed the Frontier and How The Frontier Changed Us” at the April 7 program of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. Mr. Latta will address the changing concept of the frontier, beginning with Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607 through the 19th century. He will discuss frontier living, hospitality, legends and superstitions.
Mr. Latta is a past president of the Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society. He is a former park ranger at George Rogers Clark National Historical Park and director of Grouseland, the William Henry Harrison Mansion and Museum in Vincennes.
Program time is 7 PM in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, Indiana. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/nextmeet.htm or call Melissa Wiseheart in the library’s Indiana Room at 812-949-3527. SIGS programs are held the first Thursday of each month at the New Albany Library. Programs are open to the public and always feature a genealogical or historical topic. Anyone interested in family history and improving research skills is invited to attend.
Refreshments will be served.