Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Host Food for Thought - Kentucky’s Bookends to the Civil War: Maj. Robert Anderson of Fort Sumter
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 9, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a “Food for Thought” luncheon program, “Kentucky’s Bookends to the Civil War: Maj. Robert Anderson of Fort Sumter,” at noon Wednesday, July 18, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
Kentucky had a unique experience during the Civil War. The leaders of both the U.S. government and the Confederate States of America were born in Kentucky, and another native Kentuckian, Maj. Robert Anderson, featured prominently in national events at both the beginning and the end of the war. Don Rightmyer, editor of Kentucky Ancestors, will discuss Anderson, a U.S. Military Academy graduate and the commander of Fort Sumter at Charleston, S.C., at the beginning of the Civil War. The presentation will examine the family history and Kentucky heritage that prepared him for the roles he played on the national stage.
The menu for the luncheon features BLT spread and assorted crackers, coleslaw, fried chicken breasts, green beans, parsley potatoes, cantaloupe slices, yeast rolls, chess pie and iced tea or coffee.
Tickets to the Food for Thought luncheon are $18 for KHS members and $25 for other patrons. To make a reservation, contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414 or email@example.com. Reservations are required by Friday, July 13.
To find out more about Food for Thought and other KHS programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.