Tomorrow evening at 5:30 the First White House will welcome guests for our Sesquicentennial Fundraiser and Reception at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 315 Clanton Avenue.

We will serve wine and refreshments and then enjoy hearing William C. Davis, special guest speaker.

 Mr. Davis is a native of Independence, Missouri, who was educated in northern California, then spent twenty years in editorial management in the magazine and book publishing industry, before leaving in 1990 to spend the next ten years working as a writer and consultant. He is the author or editor of more than fifty books in the fields of Civil War and Southern history, as well as numerous documentary screenplays. He was the on-camera senior consultant for 52 episodes of the Arts & Entertainment Network/History Channel series “Civil War Journal,” as well as a number of other productions on commercial and Public Television, as well as for the BBC abroad, and has acted as historical consultant for several television and film productions, including “The Blue and the Gray,” “George Washington,” and “The Perfect Tribute.”

He is Professor of History and Director of Programs of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. We will have three of his books for sale, Look Away: A History of the Confederate States of America; The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf: and Rogue Republic; How Would-Be Patriots Waged the Shortest War In American History.

We hope many of you will be able to join us tomorrow evening for this wonderful event!!!