Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society to Co-Host Author Talk in Henderson
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
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
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 history.ky.gov.