Jackson-Madison County Library Presents Bicentennial Program on Davy Crockett Featuring Discovery Park’s CEO
March 1, 2022 – The Jackson-Madison County Library is hosting a Bicentennial program titled The Accidental Fame and Lack of Fortune of West Tennessee’s David Crockett on Saturday, March 12 at 12:00 p.m.
The program will be given by Scott Williams, author of the book for which the program is titled and Discovery Park’s CEO. He will be discussing his book, Davy Crockett’s ties to West Tenn., and signing books. Williams was inspired to write the book by the many places at Discovery Park where guests can experience the folk hero, frontiersman, politician and West Tennessee settler every day. Crockett lived in our region from 1822 until he departed for the Alamo in 1835. Crockett was also one of the earliest hunters around nearby Reelfoot Lake.
In “The Accidental Fame and Lack of Fortune of West Tennessee’s David Crockett,” Williams uncovers what propelled Crockett’s fascinating journey to international fame, while also examining the birth of Tennessee during one of the most fascinating periods in American history.
The program will take place at the Jackson-Madison County Library in the Program Center located at 433 E. Lafayette St. in downtown. For more information, contact the Library at 731-425-8600, visit the Library’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/JMCLibrary or its website at www.jmclibrary.org.