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