Expired Finding and Writing Local History

What began as an idea for a walking trail for the Battle of Fort Sanders grew into years of research and excavation for local historian Terry Faulkner and archaeology professor Charles Faulkner. They discovered that the enormous earthwork was not located where it was long thought to be. How did it almost completely vanish after being abandoned in 1866? How did the slow, relentless impacts of environmental factors and human “progress” reduce the immense fortification to a few almost unrecognizable remnants? Join the Faulkners in a program about the joys and pitfalls of local historical research and writing.
Terry and Charles Faulkner have been married 55 years and worked on many archaeological and history projects together, including Rediscovering Fort Sanders: The American Civil War and Its Impact on Knoxville’s Cultural Landscape (University of Tennessee Press, 2020). He is an anthropology professor emeritus from the University of Tennessee, where he began masters and doctoral programs in historical archaeology. Terry is a retired graphic artist and unofficial historian of Bearden. She is now working on a history of Toole’s Bend.
  • Terry and Charles Faulkner
     June 3, 2021
     7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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