Kentucky Historical Society
New Historical Marker Commemorates Work of George Speri Sperti

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, September 09, 2015  
Contact Information:  Becky Riddle
becky.riddle@ky.gov
502-564-1792, ext. 4474
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 9, 2015) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a new historical marker Sept. 24 in Boone County to honor the life and work of research scientist George Speri Sperti.

The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. EDT at 6750 Sperti Lane, Gunpowder Creek Nature Park in Burlington.  

Sperti is known for inventions as far-ranging as a device to measure electrical use by industries and ultraviolet germicidal devices to Aspercreme and Preparation-H. From 1935 to 1988, he was the director of Institutum Divi Thomae, a medical research foundation in Cincinnati. He and his institute held more than 120 patents. He also owned Boonetucky Farm, a 600-acre research farm and retreat in Burlington.

The Boone County Historical Society is sponsoring the marker.

More than 2,200 historical markers statewide tell Kentucky’s history. More information about the marker application process, a database of markers and their text and the Explore Kentucky History app, a virtual tour of markers by theme, is at history.ky.gov/markers. KHS administers the Kentucky Historical Marker Program in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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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. KHS is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit history.ky.gov.