For twelve years, Northern Kentucky History Day has offered the public a chance to hear the latest on local historic sites, and the stories of Northern Kentucky’s past. On Saturday, February 26, 2005, it returns to the campus of NorthernKentuckyUniversity in HighlandHeights.Kentucky Historical Society staff will serve among the resources people for the event.
Battery Hooper, a civil war site, is the keynote address topic. The property has been purchased by the city of Fort Wright for public recreational and educational use, and is currently being excavated by local archaeology students. Visitors may choose from multiple workshops presented by regional authorities on subjects including women’s history, African American history, and the infamous Hatfield-McCoy Feud. Staff members from the Kentucky Historical Society are debuting three new workshops:
Nothing But Net! Relatively Speaking, an opportunity to explore family history online.
History Alive! From Document to Drama, creating compelling interpretation from diaries, letters and other primary sources.
KHS Connected! Plug Into Your History, the ties between a Northern Kentucky Bridge, Civil War soldiers, the Old State Capital, Northern Kentucky and the Kentucky Historical Society
“Northern Kentucky History Day is a treasure,” offered KHS Outreach Coordinator Chuck Backus. “KHS is delighted to join with the local historical community in exploring and celebrating the heritage of Northern Kentucky.”
Registration for Northern Kentucky History Day begins at at the NKUUniversityCenter and is $8.00 per person. Continental breakfast is provided, and door prizes will be awarded. The event is sponsored by the NorthernKentuckyUniversity, the Historical Confederation of Kentucky and heritage organizations in Northern Kentucky.
An agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, The Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, KentuckyMilitaryHistoryMuseum and its five-year-old headquarters, the KentuckyHistoryCenter. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar HistoryCenter has welcomed almost one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web at http://history.ky.gov or call (502) 564-1792.