Southeastern emeritus professor of history to hold book signing
Friday, August 21, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University Emeritus Professor of History C.
Howard Nichols is holding a book signing for his book “Stories of a Rivertown: Covington,
Louisiana at 200 Years.”
Scheduled at the Southeastern Bookstore in the War Memorial Student Union on Tuesday, Sept. 1, the book signing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. with a reading at 2 p.m. Books will be available for purchase during the book signing.
“Covington is entering her third century,” Nichols said. “This writing seeks to record some of Covington’s stories to illuminate the people, events, culture, and traditional practices, which have educated, entertained, and enriched generations of residents and visitors. Rather than a history of Covington, this commemorative writing is an anthology focusing upon aspects of the first two centuries of life in this St. Tammany Parish town.”
Nichols’ teaching career focused on local and regional history. His published works include historical pieces on areas such as Hammond, Mandeville and Covington’s Christ Episcopal Church.
A charter member of the St. Tammany Historical Society and a past president, Nichols is also affiliated with the new Covington Heritage Foundation. He and his wife, Sue, reside in Hammond.