Department of Parks
Event at Jefferson Davis State Historic Site Aug. 11 to Feature Living History, Blues Concert
FAIRVIEW, Ky. – As part of the commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site will host a United States Colored Troops living history program and blues concert on Aug. 11
The living history program will feature the 12th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery unit from Camp Nelson, Ky. The re-enactment and living history group represents African-American soldiers who fought during the Civil War. The unit will demonstrate canon firing from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The blues concert will feature the Rev. Charlie Edmonds, “The Preaching Blues Man,” from Todd County. It will be from 6-9 p.m.
All events are free. For more information, call 270-889-6100.
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America. The site is located 25 miles west of Russellville on 68/80 West and 9 miles east of Hopkinsville on 68/80 East. The 351 foot obelisk can be seen from at least 5 miles away.