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Friday, October 7, 2011

From My Email Box - Some Upcoming Civil War Events


There are several great events and exhibit openings across Kentucky this month! Please see below for more information.

Columbus-Belmont State Park
Civil War Days,
October 7-9
150th Anniversary of the Battle of Belmont
Weekend event includes battle reenactments, living history, encampments, and more. Battle reenactments held at 2:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Friday evening Ghost Walk and Saturday night Civil War ball. For information, call 270-677-2327, or e-mail cindy.lynch@ky.gov.

Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy
Exhibit Opening, Frazier History Museum, Louisville
Opens October 15
Original exhibit featuring more than 100 artifacts that examines Kentucky’s divided families and more. For information, see:

“Civil War Voices”
Center for Rural Development, Somerset (2292 South US 27, Traffic Light #15)
October 15, 7:30 p.m.
Barter’s Theatre’s touring production of “Civil War Voices” is based on authentic tales using real words. For information, contact Sharon Dodson at 606-677-6072, or sdodson@centertech.com.

“Embattled Capitol: the Civil War in Frankfort”
Paul Sawyier Public Library Community Room, Frankfort
October 17, 6:30 p.m.
Presentation by James Prichard, KY State Archives, KY Humanities Council Speaker. For information, contact Diane Dehoney at diane@pspl.org.

United We Stand, Divided We Fall
Exhibit Opening, Filson Historical Society
Opens October 21
This exhibit will be free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For information, visit www.filsonhistorical.org, or call 502-635-5083.

Ghost Walk at Fort Duffield October 29, 2011 Nighttime tour of Union Fort Duffield, 300 ft. above the City of West Point. 61 soldiers died of hardship and disease constructing this 1,000 foot long earthen fortification. Admission: $20.00 per person. Location: Fort Duffield Park & Historic Site, West Point, KY, U.S. 31W at Salt River Dr.For more information: fortduffield@insightbb.com, 502-922-4574
In addition, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has been working with the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism and the Kentucky Heritage Council on a new Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trail. The website for this trail has just been launched, and can be accessed at www.kentuckycivilwartrails.org. This site includes information about the trail sites, blog postings, travel itineraries, and more.


Stuart W. Sanders
Community Services Administrator
Administrator, Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Administrator, Kentucky War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet
100 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1792, ext. 4420
"Sanders, Stuart (Historical Society)" Stuart.Sanders@ky.gov

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