A new book, “Winding the Clock on the Independence Square: Jackson County’s Historic Truman Courthouse,” is the focus of a presentation today on the Independence Square.

Author David Jackson will discuss his book from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Brady Courtroom on the second floor of the courthouse, which sits in the middle of the Square.

Jackson is the archives and education director of the Jackson County Historical Society, and he researches and writes books on the side. He said he spent a couple of years on this book.

The event, which is free, kicks off the Brady Courtroom history program. The courtroom – used continuously from 1838 to 1972 and last used in 2001 – has been restored along with the rest of the courthouse, which was rededicated last September. Sixth District Magistrate Court Judge Joe Brady used the courtroom for 25 years. Speakers are scheduled to appear once a month.