Gloria Vanderbilt Tribute Planned at Selma Museum

Gloria Vanderbilt tribute events planned for July 2019. Source: Eric Jackson
Gloria Vanderbilt tribute events planned for July 2019. Source: Eric Jackson

The Max G. Selma Historical Museum will present a tribute to the late Gloria Vnderbilt as part of its “Sweet Tea and Spicy Talk” event series, with the tribute planned for Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

According to Eric Jackson, historian and host of the event:

“Gloria Vanderbilt was an American Icon. Her life was one of highs and lows but throughout it she remained positive. Gloria Vanderbilt, member of the American Dynasty family, was a fashion and cultural dynamo, her death last month was mourned by millions.”

The tribute will be held as the kickoff of the Museum’s summer program: Sweet Tea and Spicy Talk. This is the second year of this program, which was so popular the museum brought it back for a second summer.  Sweet Tea and Spicy Talk is a community event that brings neighbors together for cold iced tea, cookies, conversation, and fellowship.

Each Wednesday in July, there will be a talk of historical importance.  The scheduled events are:

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 11am: A Tribute to Gloria Vanderbilt
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 11am: The Real Downton Abbey
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 @ 11am: To the Moon and Back – 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 11am: Drugstore Cowboys: A tribute to Movie Cowboys

The programs will be held at the Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum, located in “Historic Uptown” Selma at 104 W Anderson Street, Selma, NC.

For more information, call 919.333.4899 or email.

The Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum is on Facebook here.

The Town of Selma is located in Johnston County, adjacent to the Town of Smithfield, south of Zebulon, and approximately 45 minutes southeast of Raleigh, NC. The town includes an Historic Districut, Union Station and The Rudy Theater. Notable people from Selma include one of the first female astronauts, Kay Cagle, and inventor Lunsford Richardson.


Source: Eric Jackson

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