Local historians will be manning the Gilbreath House for the next 3 Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. They’re hoping the public will stop by to see 2 exhibits.
The Gilbreath House, located on Blount Avenue next to the Drivers License office, is one of only a handful of buildings that were left standing in Guntersville after Federal troops put the town to the torch on Jan. 15, 1865, during the Civil War.
One of the exhibits currently on display at the Gilbreath House focuses on that attack. The second focuses on the Trail of Tears, the forced removal of the Cherokees to Indian territory from 1836-38, and Guntersville’s role in the Trail of Tears.
The historians who will be manning the house are:
July 13 – Keith Finley
July 20 – Larry Smith
July 27 – Dale Strange
“Come by and visit these historians and discuss any history you’d like about Guntersville or Marshall County,” said Dr. Pete Sparks of the Society.