Moccasin Bend Fall Lecture Series

The Moccasin Bend Fall Lecture Series brings thought leaders and subject matter experts to share stories and experiences related to National Parks, conservation, history, American Indian culture, and much more.  

Please note our NEW location for 2019, the IMAX Theater in downtown Chattanooga!

The Moccasin Bend Lecture Series continues throughout the fall with more fascinating speakers and topics! Sponsored each year from the beginning by Greg A. Vital, all lectures are on Monday evenings, and are free and open to the public with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and all lectures begin at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 7:00pm
Theresa Pierno
Topic: Celebrating a Century of Advocacy: The National Parks Conservation Association Turns 100

Join Theresa Pierno, President and CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association, as she reflects on the past 100 years of partnership with the National Park Service, highlighting the many achievements of this beneficial relationship and the goals of NPCA for the next 100 years.

Monday, October 14, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
Dr. James Pate
Topic: Dragging Canoe and the Chickamauga Cherokees

Join us for Dr. James Pate's lecture, "Dragging Canoe and the Chickamauga Cherokees." Dr. James Pate, renowned author and Emeritus Professor of History at the University of West Alabama, will outline Dragging Canoe's leadership in the active resistance to the surrender of Cherokee lands, beginning before the Revolutionary War and continuing until his death in 1792.

Monday, November 11, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
Timothy B. Smith, Ph.D.
Topic: Chickamauga Battlefield and the Civil War Reconciliation Movement

“Chickamauga Battlefield and the Civil War Reconciliation Movement” is our topic for November. Featuring Dr. Tim Smith of the University of Tennessee-Martin and National Park Service historian Jim Ogden, this lively discussion will detail the first reconciliation of Civil War veterans at Chickamauga, which gave rise to the battlefield preservation movement and the mixed results of attempts to heal a divided nation. Presented in partnership with the Chattanooga Area Historical Association and the History Department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Visit our Upcoming NPP Events page for more information.

Check out the 2018 lecture series featured guest speakers here.