Polk County Historical Association meeting Nov. 13

Published 3:20 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Because Election Day is Nov. 6, the monthly meeting of the Polk County Historical Association will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Polk County Historical Museum on Walker Street in Columbus.

James Metcalf will speak of interesting stories and testimonies found in pension records of local men who fought in the Revolutionary War. Most of the information comes from 1833 pension records, which provided pensions for all surviving Revolutionary War veterans.

Metcalf is a descendant of five of these veterans: Lt. Anthony Metcalf, William Metcalf, Benjamin Staton, Abraham Kuykendall and Burrell Pace.

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In addition to the program, the historical association will give the results of the yearlong “Favorite President Contest.”  All visitors to the museum have been invited to vote for their favorite past president.

Come and enjoy the program – all are welcome.