Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Genealogical Society of East Alabama’s quarterly meeting will be held Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. – noon at the Museum of East Alabama in downtown Opelika.
The meeting’s featured guest speaker will be Dr. Tommy Brown, an assistant archivist who works in the Special Collections and Archives Department at Auburn University’s Ralph B. Draughon Library.
The department houses published and unpublished materials, which, because of their uniqueness or condition, require special care and handling. These resources can be extremely useful in genealogical and historical research.
In addition, the department collects, preserves, makes available and publicizes institutional records, personal manuscripts, photographs, rare books and selected artifacts in support of the research, teaching and outreach missions of Auburn University.
Brown holds a doctorate degree in history from Auburn University and has recently authored a book titled “Deep in the Piney Woods: Southeastern Alabama from Statehood to the Civil War, 1800-1865.”
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Bert Harris at 334-887-9760.
The museum is located at 121 S. 9th St.