History@Snead

Huntsville Space and Rocket Center Tour


The purpose of History@Snead is to promote the historical significance of western culture and its impact on our life today. The club will participate in activities that will expand and explore historic ideals and will include trips to historic sites and of historic significance. History@Snead is open to all students of Snead State Community College.

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Recently the History@Snead club traveled to Sylacauga to tour the historic Desoto Caverns. The club received a private tour of the caverns and learned that not only did Hernando Desoto find and experience this cave but Native Americans did so as well. The club saw carvings from the 1700’s, a burial site of a Native American, and experienced a laser light show and an in-cave water fall. They then had lunch at the Marble City Grill where they were welcomed by the mayor of Sylacauga, Doug Murphree. The club had their picture made with the mayor as he welcomed them to his city. After lunch they students visited Blue Bell Ice Creamery and discovered the history of the Texan-based business and toured the operations and watch ice cream being processed and packed. They were given free samples of ice cream and enjoyed the ice cream parlor in the plant. The History@Snead club allows students the opportunity to visit historic sites, as well as work on preservation projects on the campus of Snead State Community College.

On Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, the History@Snead club had their Christmas breakfast and meeting. The club met at Cracker Barrel in Guntersville for a Christmas breakfast and then visited the Guntersville Museum where they viewed the exhibits of the museum, the festival of trees, and was presented a program on the history of Guntersville. Mr. Larry Smith, a local historian and writer, discussed his forthcoming book on the Monrovian missionaries who came to the area to minister to the local American Indians. Mr. Smith informed the club of the role of local American Indians and of the missionaries goal of helping and Christianizing them.

The History@Snead club is excited about the upcoming year when they will be planning trips to Desoto Caverns, The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and an exciting trip to Nashville, Tenn., to visit the Parthenon and the Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson.

History@ Snead club members are comprised of various majors within the college and also provide service within Snead by presenting history presentations, celebrating Constitution Day, and preserving artifacts of Snead’s vast history. The advisors of this club are Dr. Mark Freshwater and Mr. Grover Kitchens.

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, the History@Snead club had Ms. Patti Morgan as a guest speaker. Ms. Morgan spoke in celebration of Hispanic Awareness Month and spoke on aspects of Hispanic literature and bi-cultural awareness. This is only one of several programs that the History@Snead club has been a part of to make history and our culture come alive to the Snead student body. Other events include The History of Snead State and Constitution Day. 



Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

 


On Board the Pinta