Meetings & Upcoming Events



Monday, December 4, 6 P.M. Chattanooga Public Library

John Scales, Author presenting and signing his new book "The Campaigns & Battles of General Nathan Bedford Forrest: Kentucky to Chickamauga"


Monday, November 13, 6 P.M. Chattanooga Public Library

Terry Reynolds, A Brief History of Surface Transportation

Monday, December 4, 6 P.M. Chattanooga Public Library

October 7, A special Saturday evening event

"Dinner on the Diner"

Railroad Museum 6:00 PM. Open to the first 40 members to sign up. Program by Mark Brainerd discussing culinary services on the trains in the late 1890s and early 1900s.

September 18, Maury Nicely

Patten Parkway, Cameron Hill and Underground Chattanooga

August 28, 6 PM Chattanooga Downtown Library

Mary Guffey, Dayton and Rhea County historian will discusss the Scopes Trial. Her great-grandfather was a physician who treated William Jennings when he collapsed. She has many interesting facts to share.

Saturday, June 10, 11:00 AM, Audobon Acres

Home of the C. F. Blevins Avian Jewels Collection, which includes exact replicas of eggs of over 1100 species of birds. There are also Indian artifacts and items from early settlers.

Wednesday, April 26, 6:00 PM

Minnie d'Erlanger Churchill tells the story of the d'Erlangers and the Churchills. She is the great granddaugher of the Baroness Erlanger and was married to the grandson of the late Sir Winston Churchill.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 11:30 A.M. Annual Luncheon, Mountain City Club

Dr. Michael Birdwell, Tennessee and World War 1

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, 6 P.M. Public Library

Chattanooga Vintage Dancers

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, Public Library

Kelley Cureton, Chattanooga Whiskey Company

The history of distilling whiskey in Chattanooga

Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, 6 P.M. Public Library

Justsin Strickland, History of the Terminal Station in Chattanooga

Monday, October 17, 2016, 6 P.M. Public LIbrary

Georgiana Kotarski, Chattanooga Ghost Stories

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:30 A.M., Baylor School

Baylor is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. There will be a history discussion with an optional tour of the campus and lunch.

Monday, April 18, 2016, 6:00 pm, Public Library

Gordon Belt from the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The role the Library plays in collecting and preserving our state's history. You will be surprised at some of the items housed in the library.

Saturday, March 19, 2016, Noon,

Annual Luncheon

Mountain City Club

Monday, Februrary 1, 2016, 6:00 pm, Public Library, Jerry Summers, author of

Rush to Justice? Tennessee's Forgotten Trial of the Century 1958 - Schoolfield

Monday, January 11, 2016, 6:00 pm, Public Library

George Ricks, mamber of the Hamilton County School Board

Our first public school and the affect it has had our community

Monday, November 9, 2015, 6:00 pm, Public Library,

Dr. Andrea Becksvoort

The Dixie Highway and the Progressive Era.

Monday, October 12, 2015, 5:45 pm,

Linda Mines, County Historian

Will Conduct a Field Trip to the Brainerd Mission.

Bring a folding chair. Brainerd Road to Eastgate Mall. Turn between Starbucks & Fed Ex.

Pass Goodyear & 5700 Bldg. Mission abuts the 5700 Bldg. Park across the street.

Monday, October 5, 2015, 8:00 pm,

Dr. Adam King will give a presentation entitled “Gradiometers, Mounds and Copper Plates: Piecing Together a History of the Etowah Site.”

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Friends of Moccasin Bend

UC Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

Monday, September 14, 2015, 6:00 pm, Public Library

Jim Ogden, Chickamauga-Chattanooga Military National Park Historian

The Arrival of the First Railroad in Chattanooga - The Tunnel Hill, GA Story.

Tuesday, August 14, 2015, 4:30-6:30 pm, B'Nai Zion Synagogue (parking in rear)

Inspection and repair of Torah Scrolls by a Rabbi Yochanan Salazar, a Sofer, a qualified scribe trained in restoring Torah Scrolls. A unique and unusual opportunity for the Public and the CAHA membership.

Monday, June 1, 2015, 6:00 pm, Public Library

Dr. Smith Murray

An Interview with Shelby Foote.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:00 pm, Public Library

Dr. Richard Jantz, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Kennewick Man, Smithsonian Magazine, September, 2014

Monday, April 6, 2015, 6:00 pm, Public Library

John Shearer

Haunts of Chatttanooga's Rich cand FamourMoccassin Bend

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 11:30 am, Chattanooga Choo Choo Roosevelt Room.


The History of the Macclellan Family and it's Contribution fo Chattanooga. Hugh Maclellan and Tom McCallie will be the Presenters.

Monday, February 9, 2015, 6:00 pm, Public Library

Lawrence Alexander, Archeologist

Studies on Moccassin Bend and how it could merge with the National Park"

Monday, January 12, 2015, 6:00 pm, Public Library

Ken Rush, Curator of the Duckktown Museum

"The Story of Copper Hill and the Ducktown Basin "

Thurs-Sat., November 6-8, 2014, UTC

"Symposium of the 19th Century Press"

(Raccoon Room, University Center)

Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00 pm, Public Library

"Tour of the Chattanooga History Center"

(across the plaza from the Aquarium)

Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:00 pm, Public Library

Linda Mines

"The War of 1812"

Monday, August 25, 2014, 6:00 pm, Public Library

Clark White, PhD

"The Jazz Age in Chattanooga"

Monday, August 4, 2014, 6:00 pm, Public Library

Tom Griscom

"Honoring the Life and Remembering the Legacy of U.S. Senator Howard Baker"

Monday, May 5, 2014, 6:00 pm, Public Library

Dr. Jim Ward, Retired UTC Professor of History

"History of Railroads"

Monday, April, April 7, 2014 6:00 pm. Public Library

Dr. Jan Simek, President Emeritus of the University of Tennessee system

"Cumberland Plateau Cave Art

Monday, March 3, 2014 6:00 pm, Public Library

Sanford Winer "The Jewish Community's Contribution To Chattanooga's Economic Development

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 11:30 am, Choo Choo Imperial Ballroom

Annual Meeting: Ned Irwin, speaker

"Bottling Gold: Chattanooga's Coca Cola Fortunes"