|2017 Northern Kentucky History Day|
Event Type: Local History|
Start Time: All Day
Over the past 24 years, Northern Kentucky History Day has become a touch point for historians, educators, researchers and the interested public to come together to celebrate the vibrant and diverse history of Northern Kentucky. From tragic events to the Civil War to life in our Northern Kentucky communities, Northern Kentucky History Day embraces the essence of Public History: historical research by community members about the community, for the community. BCPL is privileged to have the opportunity to host this year’s event.Library: Main Library Map to Main Library
Dr. Paul A. Tenkotte will deliver the Keynote address: Cradle of the Arts: Mother of God Catholic Church based on his brand new publication of the same title at 9 am. The book celebrates the stunning architecture and 175 year history of the iconic Catholic Church established by German immigrants to Covington, Kentucky. To embrace the multi-cultural tourism in Covington, Cradle of the Arts is written in four languages: English, Chinese, German, and Spanish. This remarkable resource will be available for purchase for $20 at the event.
After the Keynote, visit the vendor tables from 9:45 to 10:30 am. With over 35 local NKY genealogy, history and preservation organizations represented from across the region, there will be something of interest to everyone. From 10:30- 1p, there are ten great presentations to choose from, including:
The Beverly Hills Supper Club: The Untold Story Behind Kentucky’s Worst Tragedy
“King” Cholera in Covington, Kentucky 1832-1873
St. Joseph's Orphanage
Kentucky Rebel Town
Gold Star Mothers
Researching Kentucky Records
“Freedom Seekers” – Researching the Underground Railroad and the Abolition Movement in Campbell County, Kentucky
The Underground Railroad in Boone County’s Borderland
Community is Our Business: Ft. Thomas' 150th Anniversary
“To Be Once More Free & Enjoy a Quiet Mind”: and James Dinsmore, Society and Culture in Boone County, 1842-1872.
The doors open at 8am and cost for the day is $8 pre-registered or $10 at the door. Pre-registrations may be sent to: Northern Kentucky History Day, c/o Kenton County Historical Society, PO Box 641, Covington, KY 41012. Checks payable to Northern Kentucky History Day.
Location: Meeting Room ABC
Contact: Bridget Striker
Contact Number: 85934226658131