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Sunday, February 25 | 2:30 pm 4:00 pm

Southern Tales 2024

Join us for retelling of A Sweet Strangeness Thrills My Heart: The Journal of Sallie Independence Foster, 1861–1887 with storyteller Dolores Hydock and musician Bobby Horton!

Sallie Independence Foster was 12-years-old and living in Florence, Alabama in 1861 when the Civil War began. She was keeping a diary at the time, and kept on keeping a diary for 26 years. In this dramatic performance, storyteller Dolores Hydock and music historian Bobby Horton Interweave Sallie’s diary entries with camp songs, popular tunes of the times, and original melodies to tell a funny, touching, and uniquely personal true story of a world of innocence turned upside-down.

Cost: $25

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Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) will be given for Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens programs priced at $25 or more if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) Transfers may be made to programs of equal value at no additional fee. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation or other unforeseen circumstances. Please note that programs are held rain or shine; in extreme weather conditions, programs may be canceled for your safety and the safety of staff and volunteers. If we cancel a program for any of these reasons, we will issue a full refund.