Kentucky Historical Society
Glen Conner Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
Among this year’s winners was Glen Conner, recipient of the Class A Publication Award for “’Til Freedom Came: Slaves in Allen County, Kentucky 1815-1865.” Conner was nominated by Sharon Tabor of Bowling Green.
“’Til Freedom Came: Slaves in Allen County, Kentucky 1815-1865” is the result of a three-year research project by Conner. Using research from the Allen County Historical Society, the National Archives, other repositories across the country and local cemeteries, this book tells the history of slavery in Allen County.
The Kentucky History Awards program, presented annually by KHS, recognizes exceptional achievements in Kentucky history by individuals, business and civic leaders, communities, museums and history organizations throughout the Commonwealth. The program also honors individuals and groups that have demonstrated efforts to promote the preservation, awareness and appreciation of state and local history.
For more information about the Kentucky History Awards visit www.history.ky.gov/historyawards.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, 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 the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.