Museum Moment’s topic is Brigadier General Mark Perrin Lowery, Soldier, Preacher, Teacher and founder of Blue Mountain College

“Brigadier General Mark Perrin Lowery, Soldier, Preacher, Teacher” is the topic of the Museum Moments this Thursday, June 20, noon, at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany.
Historian Dr. Stewart Bennett, head of the History Department at Blue Mountain, will speak about Lowery and the amazing accomplishments he made creating a women’s school in 1873, the aftermath of the Civil War in an area that was devastated.
As a village preacher before the war, General Lowrey was a man of vision who saw the importance of providing a thorough education for women. The General felt that the South’s recovery would be enhanced by the educating its young women. He and his two oldest daughters, Modena and Margaret, composed the first faculty at what was then Blue Mountain Female Institute Dr. Bennett’s research about Lowery is full of details of the amazing man’s life.
Historic Northside Garden Club will provide the lunch for the event. The event is free.

NAN-0620-museum mo-3k
Postcard Photo is of Gen and Mrs. Lowery Memorial Baptist Church in Blue Mountain.