Hendersonville Heritage Museum to host local author

From the press release

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The Henderson County Heritage Museum invites the public to an illustrated presentation and book signing by local author and Civil War historian Terrell Garren at 2 pm on Saturday, November 9, at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street in Downtown Hendersonville. The featured book is Garren’s latest, Measured in Blood: Henderson County’s Role in the American Civil War. It will be presented in the beautifully restored Courtroom on the second floor.

Garren is a great story teller with a gift for taking his readers back to the Civil War era and introducing them to the people and places of which he writes. But chief among his skills is the ability and the stamina to do intense research—reviewing thousands of records and conducting hundreds of interviews and countless site visits—and then compiling historical information in a manner that is meaningful and useful to readers whatever their level of expertise in the subject.

In Measured in Blood, as with other books he has written, Garren does not shy away from controversy. His research has led him to conclude, for example, that the belief of many that Henderson County was supportive of the Union is based on myth rather than fact.

Garren was born in Buncombe County, and earned his BS and MA degrees at Western Carolina University. An Army veteran, he served in Viet Nam with the 11th Armored Cavalry. He was a teacher in Haywood County from 1973 to 1975 before becoming assistant principal at A.C. Reynolds Middle School, where he remained until 1982. He served as chief aide to former US Representative James McClure Clarke for three terms, and currently resides in Henderson County.

Following the presentation on Saturday, Garren’s books will be on sale in the Community Room at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street. The author will be on hand to sign books, and refreshments will be served. There is no admission fee. For information call 828-694-1619 or visit http://hendersoncountymuseum.com.


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