Dr. Steve Murphree, professor of biology, spoke to the members of Murfreesboro Camp No. 33, Sons of Confederate Veterans, on Feb. 11. His presentation was titled “Insects and Disease in the War Between the States.”
Also, Murphree was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Sam Davis Memorial Association (SDMA). The SDMA was formed in 1930 when the state of Tennessee gave the charter to the newly formed organization to preserve the memory of Davis. The SDMA preserves the Davis home to keep alive the story of Davis, his family and the people who labored on this Middle Tennessee farm before, during and after the Civil War. Through museum exhibits, the historic home, preserved farm land, and quality education programs, the SDMA imparts to its visitors the importance of learning about their past and its relevance to their present.