Monday, April 23, 2012

Events planned for new Davidson town history

The town of Davidson will be celebrating its past over the next couple of weeks with several events pegged to a new town history, "One Town, Many Voices."

The book ($29.95), published by the Davidson Historical Society, is written by Davidson College Archivist Jan Blodgett and History Professor Ralph Levering. It traces the town's history from its beginning, just prior to 1837, when Davidson College welcomed its first class of of 65 students, to the present.

The authors will give a reading at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at The Pines at Davidson, 400 Avinger Lane.

They'll sign books 10 a.m.- noon Saturday, April 28, at Main Street Books, 126 S. Main St. in Davidson.

The Beloved Community Book Club will host a discussion with the authors at Davidson Presbyterian Church, 116 Depot St., at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3.

And on Davidson Town Day, May 5, Community School of Davidson students will be on hand to record stories and remembrances for an oral history collection.

All events are free and open to the public.