Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society to Co-Host Author Talk in Henderson

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, September 29, 2015  
Contact Information:  David Turpie
502-564-1792 ext. 4435

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2015) – The Kentucky Historical Society and the Henderson County Public Library will host an author talk Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. CDT,  with contributors to the Autumn 2015 issue of The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. The issue focuses entirely on Henderson and includes two articles on the Civil War and one on the civil rights movement.


Speakers will be Mike Crane, assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith; David Lai, assistant editor with the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers project and doctoral candidate at the University of Kentucky; and Nicole Etcheson, professor of history at Ball State University.


Crane wrote “The Demise of Slavery on the Border: Federal Policy and the Union Army in Henderson, Kentucky.” Lai’s article is “‘On the Frontier … of Integration and Desegregation’: White Ministers and the 1956 School Desegregation Crisis in Henderson, Kentucky.” Etcheson wrote the issue’s introduction and will talk about “How Not to Be an Antiquarian: Microhistory and Historical Meaning.”


The event will be at the Henderson County Public Library, 101 S. Main St., Henderson. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.


Copies of the Register will be available for purchase for $12.



The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit