All Hollows’ Eve is complete and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. What better way to say goodbye to warm weather than to spend some time enjoying the historical happenings Chattanooga has to offer this November? From Attalla Autumn Rail Adventures to Thanksgiving on the Southern Belle, everyone can find something “cool” to do this month at Chattanooga’s historical places.
Honoring the McCallies
Join the Chattanooga History Center in honoring The Heritage of the McCallie Family on November 6, 2013. At this year’s History Makers Luncheon the Chattanooga History Center will present the McCallie Family with the History Makers Award. This award honors local individuals or groups that have made significant contributions to Chattanooga. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Tickets are $65 a person.
Chattanooga Area Historical Association
On Monday, November 11 at 6:00 pm, CAHA will host a re-enactment of the presentation of the Medal of Honor to Mary E Walker, the only woman to ever receive the honor, along with another recipient. Then, Jim Wade, Executive Director of the National Medal of Honor Museum, and George Davenport, Board of Trustee member, will share a power point presentation about the National Medal Of Honor Museum. The event will be held at the Downtown Library.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum has teamed with Norfolk Southern to offer a limited number of public excursions to areas around Chattanooga. Norfolk Southern’s 21st Century Steam brings historical locomotives from TVRM to communities along Norfolk Southern lines. These areas include Attalla, Alabama and Oneida, Tennessee. There is also a train trip from Knoxville, TN to Ashville, NC. Prices vary depending on the trip and type of seat chosen but, they start out at $65 a person.
Southern Belle & Pier 2
Chattanooga’s favorite old fashion riverboat is hosting a fabulous Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise from 11:30 to 2:00 pm on November 28, 2013, Thanksgiving Day. The lunch includes sliced roast turkey breast, carved pit ham and traditional side dishes. The cruise will last two hours and is priced at $35.95 for adults, $17.95 for children. Reservations are required; Reservations here.
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