FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2017
The Cotton Museum to Host Book Talk with James McCafferty on March 31 and April 1
Memphis, TN – Join us at The Cotton Museum for a Book Talk with James McCafferty, author of “The Bear Hunter: The Life and Times of Robert Eager Bobo in the Canebrakes of the Old South”, on March 31 and April 1. McCafferty‘s book examines the famous Mississippi Delta bear hunter whose exploits were broadcast in sporting journals across America and Europe in the late 19th century.
The Book Talk with James McCafferty will be held at the Cotton Museum (65 Union Avenue) on Friday, March 31, from 12:00pm-2:00pm, and Saturday, April 1, from 5:00pm-7:00pm, and includes a reception with light hors d’oeuvres. McCafferty’s book has been reviewed by the Memphis Flyer and the Commercial Appeal and we are thrilled to host him at the Cotton Museum! Both events are free and open to the public.
“The Bear Hunter” brings to the modern reader not only the true chronicles of Bobo’s bear hunting but a fascinating and thoroughly entertaining picture of pioneer life in the nineteenth century wilderness of the lower Mississippi Valley sure to delight hunters, outdoor lovers, nature enthusiasts, Southern history buffs, folklore fans, and anyone who just enjoys a good book.
Attending this event supports the mission of the Cotton Museum: to preserve the history of this worldwide market place and to tell the epic story of the famed cash crop and its profound influence on the city of Memphis and, in fact, America’s history and culture at large.
About James McCafferty
James T. McCafferty grew up in the Mississippi Delta during the 1950s and 1960s and is the award-winning writer of hundreds of articles that have appeared in Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and many other publications. His two children’s books, Holt and the Teddy Bear (the story of Holt Collier, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Mississippi Delta hunt that resulted in the naming of the Teddy Bear) and Holt and the Cowboys, each received Children’s Crown Collection designations. McCafferty practices environmental and education law in McComb, Mississippi. He and his wife, the former Malinda Hamilton, of Greenville, Mississippi, have five children and are communicants of St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church in New Orleans, Louisiana.
About The Cotton Museum
At the historic Cotton Museum in downtown Memphis we’re re-discovering the American South and telling the dynamic story of the plant that built the Bluff City. The Museum is located on the historic floor of the Memphis Cotton Exchange – where cotton traders once stood at the center of the global cotton economy. Since opening its doors in 2006, the Cotton Museum has attracted nearly 100,000 visitors from across the country and around the world, and established itself as the most important national museum devoted to preserving and interpreting the story of the plant that shaped our shared history.