There were many individuals who performed acts during the Civil War and during the reconstruction years that left a mark on the city of Huntsville. These acts and the people themselves have faded from memory during the passage of time. Research on the book “A Mighty Fortress of Faith” brought to light some of these people. Learn about the financier, the priest, the builders and the developers. Each has either left Huntsville’s citizens something to remember them by or influenced how they live today.
Pat Tumminello has lived in Huntsville since 1958. She is her family’s genealogist, a public speaker, member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Huntsville Photographic Society, and Osher Life-Time Learning.
About 10 years ago she began dabbling in genealogy. Her successful search for her orphaned and adopted father’s birth family led to a renewed interest in history and love for research. Her most recent efforts include coordinating research for St. Mary of the Visitation Church for the church’s 150th Anniversary Celebration resulting in publication of the book “A Mighty Fortress of Faith” in 2012. She is currently writing her second book centered on her mother’s family whose members fought in the Revolutionary War, pioneered Pike County, Alabama, participated in the Indian War, lost life and limb at Gettysburg and were inventors and entrepreneurs.
Presented by the Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table, this program is open to the public and will be held Thursday, October 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 725 Franklin St., Huntsville. And don't forget: A scrumptious chicken buffet is available at 5:30 p.m. There is a fee for the buffet, if you so choose. All are welcome. More information at 256-539-5287 or http://www.tvcwrt.org/.