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Shelby County Historical Society Lecture Series


Lacher Advocates Writing Personal Memoirs


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The Shelby County Historical Museum Society meets once a month at the museum for a business meeting preceded by a speaker for their Lecture Series. The speakers cover a spectrum of life experiences, interests, and topics and are both informative and interesting

Terri Lacher, local columnist and writer, was the speaker for the September 20, 2016 meeting at 2 p.m. at the Historical Museum on Pecan Street in Center. Mrs. Lacher spoke about satisfaction to be found in writing personal memoirs and the importance of sharing memories in that way.

Mrs. Lacher shared the memory she had of being in school when told of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. She expressed the horror she and her fellow students felt at the moment of receiving the information. Mrs. Lacher then explained writing about that moment and the feelings it evoked is what a memoir is – it can be just one moment in time or a series of events. She said, “We could all probably sit down and write probably a two- or three-page story about where we were and what we were doing and what happened on that fateful day in November of 1963…”

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