Events Listing

 

​2015 Events

Lectures / Presentations

The Boone Society

  • May 2016 (entire month)
  • The purpose of this event is to open the Boone Trace Corridor as a educational/tourism corridor promoted to be a 119 mile long living classroom. The main purpose is to teach the public and especially school children. This is a co-operative project of the Boone Society, Inc., Kentucky Travel and Tourism, Kentucky adventure Tourism, The Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky State Parks. Other partners are the tourism agencies of Bell, Knox, Laurel, Rockcastle, Madison and Clark counties. The main subject matter is America's Frontier History. We will focus on Kentucky's history of Daniel Boone and the first settlers moving from the colonies to what will become known as the State of Kentucky. This is America's first frontier and seems to have never received full recognition for that. The corridor will consist of interpretive signs at historical sites, visitors centers and museums in each county. The opening will take place in four weeks of presentation in the month of May 2016. To celebrate this event, there will be pioneers on horseback, riding from Sycamore Shoals, TN approx. 200 mile to Fort Boonesborough, KY. As  they enter Kentucky through the Cumberland Gap, there will be a series of ribbon cuttings across six counties and an arrival ceremony at Fort Boonesborough. the last two weeks of April, they will be making preview visits to public schools to educate on the subject and promote the coming experience. These are some of the highlights of this exciting event.
     
  • Contact Information:  The Boone Society, Inc., Sam Compton, President, PO Box 1187,Hendersonville, TN 37077-1187.
  • Telephone:  615.406.6504

 

Public Archives Symposium

  • Wednesday, October 21 at 2:00 pm
  • Activity Room, KDLA
  • Dr. Melissa A. McEuen of Transylvania University and Dr. Thomas H. Appleton, Jr. of Eastern Kentucky University will discuss their recent publication, Kentucky Women: Their Lives and Times
  • The Symposium is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.  For further information, contact Tim Tingle at tim.tingle@ky.gov  or call 502.564.8348

 

Pecha Kucha Bowling Green, Vol. 6, Civil Rights 

  • Tuesday, October 20, 7-9pm, (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Location:  Kentucky Building on the WKU campus
  • Contact Information:  Suellyn Lathrop, WKU Archivist, suellyn.lathrop@wku.edu, 270.745.4793

 

Boyd County Public Library (series of programs)

Author Dale Queen will discuss during his power point presentation the history of Clyffeside Park.  Clyffeside Park began in the late 1800s and continued through the 1920s.  It contained a lake, swimming pool, roller coaster, a wonderful rolling hillside and was even a stop on the local trolley system.

  • Saturday, October 3, 2pm - 3pm
  • Location : 1740 Central Ave., Ashland ,KY 41101 
  • Contact Information: Jim Kettel, Genealogy Supervisor, Boyd County Public Library, 606-329-0090.

Staff member Judy Fleming will discuss the use of census in genealogy as well as the variety of census that are available.

  • Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, 6pm - 7pm
  • Location : 1740 Central Ave., Ashland ,KY 41101 
  • Contact Information: Jim Kettel, Genealogy Supervisor, Boyd County Public Library, 606-329-0090.

Staff member Judy Carter will explore the variety of Kentucky Court records available to genealogists.

  • Thursday, October 8th, 6 pm - 7pm
  • Location : 1740 Central Ave., Ashland ,KY 41101 
  • Contact Information: Jim Kettel, Genealogy Supervisor, Boyd County Public Library, 606-329-0090.

Staff Members Jim Powers and Jim Kettel will show old movies of Ashland from the 1930s to the 1950s.

  • Wednesday, October 14th, 2pm - 3pm
  • Location : 1740 Central Ave., Ashland ,KY 41101 
  • Contact Information: Jim Kettel, Genealogy Supervisor, Boyd County Public Library, 606-329-0090.

Carol Spence portrays First Lady Abigail Adams and enlightens the audience as to her life and her husbands life.

  • Tuesday, October 20th, 6pm - 7pm
  • Location : 1740 Central Ave., Ashland ,KY 41101 
  • Contact Information: Jim Kettel, Genealogy Supervisor, Boyd County Public Library, 606-329-0090.
 
The library will be having a Genealogy Book Sale in its' Genealogy and Local History Room.  The books, magazines, etc have been saved for the annual sale during Family History Month.  A variety of material that are donated duplicates, discards, etc.  Books are $1.00 and Magazines are .10.
  • October 19th - 24th,  daily
  • Location : 1740 Central Ave., Ashland ,KY 41101
  • Contact Information: Jim Kettel, Genealogy Supervisor, Boyd County Public Library, 606-329-0090.
 
Staff Jim Kettel, will demonstrate the use of Ancestry.Com.  A widely popular online database use for genealogical research.
  • Monday, October 26th, 2015, 6pm - 7pm
  • Location : 1740 Central Ave., Ashland ,KY 41101
  • Contact Information: Jim Kettel, Genealogy Supervisor, Boyd County Public Library, 606-329-0090.

Staff member, Judy Carter, will explain the methods and source documenting your revolutionary soldier.

  • Thursday, October 29th, 2015, 6pm - 7pm
  • Location : 1740 Central Ave., Ashland ,KY 41101 
  • Contact Information: Jim Kettel, Genealogy Supervisor, Boyd County Public Library, 606-329-0090.