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Tom Fine, a retired TVA attorney who has had a life-long interest in military history, will host a lecture on Adm. David Glasgow Farragut’s early life and his role in The Civil War, which begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, in Farragut Museum, located inside Farragut Town Hall at 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Farragut Museum will open at 1 p.m. Sept. 26 for tours, and everyone is encouraged to visit the expanded Admiral Farragut exhibition, honoring the U.S. Navy’s first commissioned admiral and Town namesake.

“David Glasgow Farragut .. went to sea with his foster father, David Porter, when he was a young teenager,” a Town of Farragut press release stated. “He served bravely on Porter’s frigate, the Essex, in the War of 1812. ... The Civil War gave Adm. Farragut the opportunity to display his planning and leadership skills at New Orleans, the Mississippi River and Mobile Bay.”

Farragut Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information or to schedule a group tour, contact Julia Barham at 865-218-3377 or visit