Department of Parks
World War II Historian to Sign Books at Audubon State Park
HENDERSON, Ky. -- Imagine what Labor Day in the United States would have been like during the largest global military conflict and deadliest conflict in history…World War II. The Kentucky-Indiana-Illinois tri-state region played a vital role in military production during and leading up to World War II. Planes, ships, tanks, military clothing, and ammunition were manufactured in this area during the 1930s and ‘40s. CCC boys and other citizens became “Homefront Heroes”.
On Saturday Sept. 6 from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Harold Morgan, author and military historian, will discuss the global impact of this region's everyday citizens during World War II through historical pictures and stories at the John James Audubon State Park Museum. After the program, Mr. Morgan will be available to sign his recent book, Homefront Heroes . Celebrate Labor Day week with this free unforgettable program presented by one of the leading authorities on this region’s involvement in WWII.
Harold Morgan has written four genealogical books, a local historical book Homefront Heroes, and authors a monthly article, “Homefront Heroes,” for the Maturity Journal.
For more information contact Julie McDonald at (270) 826-4424 or email@example.com
John James Audubon State Park in Henderson is the site where John James Audubon studied and painted birds from 1810-1819. The park is equipped with cottages and a campground and offers many recreational opportunities including a nine-hole golf course, 6 miles of hiking trails, fishing, and more. It also has a museum and nature center that interprets the life of John James Audubon through a collection of his paintings and memorabilia.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov.