tollisonThere is history. And then there’s local history.

A lecture at Limestone College on Monday, Nov. 4, will especially hit home to history buffs in this area as Dr. Courtney Tollison from Furman University delivers a message entitled “World War II and the Transformation of Upcountry South Carolina: Understanding Ourselves Through Our History.” The event will take place at Fullerton Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend, and there is no admission charge.

As part of a lecture series entitled “Renewing a Dream, Revisiting the South,” Dr. Tollison’s appearance is being made possible through a grant provided by Wells Fargo.

"The story of World War II here in our own ‘backyard’ is one that we look forward to hearing about from Dr. Tollison, an expert in the subject.",” explained Dr. Jonathan Sarnoff, Limestone History Professor and Chair of the Department of History.

Following the lecture, a reception will be held in the Winnie Davis Hall of History.

Dr. Tollison (seen in accompanying photo) is a Historian at the Upcountry History Museum and Assistant Professor of History at Furman University. She earned her undergraduate degrees from Furman and graduate degrees in History and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Tollison’s documentary, “Threads of Victory: Upcountry SC During WWII,” won a National Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. The accompanying exhibit, “Weaving Our Survival: Upcountry Stories of WWII,” won the top exhibit award from the Southeastern Museum Conference in 2010.

 Limestone College is a four-year, liberal arts institution that was established in 1845.  Limestone offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of social work, associate of arts, associate of science, and master of business administration degrees through traditional and non-traditional educational opportunities.