KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Author Barbara Aston-Wash will present a lecture titled “Bless Her Heart: The Life and Times of Ellen McClung Berry” and a book signing 2:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the East Tennessee History Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Ellen Berry (1894-1992), a descendant of Knoxville founder James White, was a southern aristocrat who lived a life of love, riches, world travel, and royal connections. Yet her life was marred by tragedy, sorrow, and a misplaced trust that took her fortune and became an episode of the television series “Unsolved Mysteries.”
Award-winning journalist Barbara Aston-Wash is best known for her Knoxville News-Sentinel society column, "People and Parties" and has interviewed some of the brightest lights of the 20th century, some of whom read like a national who's who.
For more information, call 865-215-8824 or visit www.EastTNHistory.org.
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