r Dr. Kenneth L. Alford is the next presenter for the Springville Senior Center’s monthly lecture series. He will speak on “Utah and the American Civil War: The Written Record” at the center (65 E. 200 S.; 801-489-8738) on Wednesday, February 7, at 6 p.m.
Dr. Alford is a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. After serving almost 30 years on active duty in the U.S. Army, he retired as a colonel in 2008. His military service includes work at the Pentagon, eight years teaching computer science a the United States Military Academy at West Point, and four years as department chair and professor, teaching strategic leadership at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. His current research focuses on Latter-day Saint military service as well as the Hyrum Smith Papers project. His most recent book, Utah and the American Civil War, was published by The Arthur H. Clark Company and the University of Oklahoma Press in August 2017.
He and his wife, Sherilee, have 4 children and 14 (soon to be 15) grandchildren.
This event is free, and the public is invited to attend.