For release: August 30, 2011
For press information, contact Inez Todd, 901-678-8219
Popular city historian Jimmy Ogle will help the University of Memphis celebrate its
centennial with three events in September.
He will present a “Know Your Neighborhood” lecture Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in the University Center Beale Room. He will discuss the six distinct
neighborhood districts surrounding the University – Red Acres, the University area,
Joffre, East Buntyn, Messick-Buntyn, and Normal Station – as well as Highland Street
from Poplar to Park Ave. Many of the neighborhoods pre-date the opening of the U of
M in 1912.
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Ogle will lead walking tours around the perimeter areas of the main U of M campus. Separate tours will assemble
at noon and 1:30 p.m. at the south entrance of the Administration Building (overlooking the Alumni Mall).
On Sunday, Sept. 25, Ogle will again lead walking tours of the perimeter areas of the campus. Separate tours will assemble at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the south entrance of the Administration Building.
All three events are free and open to the public. The outdoor walking tours will take
place on the sidewalks of the campus and the neighborhoods and are handicapped accessible.
They may be subject to changes, depending on weather conditions.
Parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage adjacent to the University Center.
The “Know Your Neighborhood” program is presented by the University Libraries with
support from the Friends of the University Libraries.
For more information, call 901-678-8219.