When: Tue., Oct. 7, 6-7 p.m. 2014
Born in a malarial swamp to parents who no longer spoke, she struggled at birth, was carelessly named and wore borrowed clothing. Naval historian Dr. William S. Dudley discusses the 1797 U.S.S. Constitution who survived an inauspicious early career to become the oldest warship still in commission today. Topic covers the role played by live oaks harvested near Savannah in earning her reputation “Old Ironsides”. Dr. Dudley is opening speaker for the Savannah Tree Foundation 2014 gala themed “Live Oak and Fighting Sail”. Lecture free and open to public. Tickets for gala to follow $100 each.