Gillespie presented “Key to the City” by Mount Airy
December 7th, 2012
After her “Book Talk” event at the Mount Airy (N.C.) Public Library on Oct. 18, Michele Gillespie, the Kahle Family Professor of History at Wake Forest, was presented the “Key to the City” of Mount Airy.
The “Key” was presented to Gillespie on behalf of Mayor Deborah Cochran of Mount Airy and of everyone in Surry County, N.C., who appreciates serious, academic, historical research. Gratitude was expressed to Gillespie for the respect and the courtesy that she extended to the Mount Airy Public Library, to the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, and the to Raven Knob Boy Scout Museum while she researched their archives for her new book entitled “Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South.”