Thursday, March 31, 2011

Kentucky Civil War Events for April 2011

The following is a list I received from the Kentucky Historical Society.
Let me add to it that the Ramage Museum where I volunteer is participating in the Civil War Trust National Park Day on April 2 and we are also hosting our first Blue and Gray Fund-raising Dinner on April 6 at Twin Oaks in Latonia, Kentucky.

Civil War Events for April 2011:

April 7
6:30 p.m.
HistorySpeaks! presentation at the Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort
Tim Talbott speaking on “Principles Opposed to the Public Peace: Kentuckians’ Reactions to John Brown’s Raid”
For more information, see

April 8-9
Civil War Seminar
Bluegrass Heritage Museum, Winchester
Join historians and speakers for a two-day seminar about the Civil War in Kentucky.
For more information, contact

April 10
2:30 p.m.
United States Colored Troops gravestone dedication, Simpsonville
Dedication of 22 gravestones of African-American soldiers slain by pro-Confederate guerrillas.
For more information, contact

April 16
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Alexander Hamilton Society Symposium, University of Louisville Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
“Federalism, the Power of the States, and Adherence to the Constitution”
Speakers include: Hon. Michael O. McDonald (retired) Kentucky Court of Appeals: "Changing the Constitution Through the Necessary and Proper Clause;” Dr. Aaron D. Hoffman, Associate Professor, Political Science, Bellarmine University: "Federalism and the Commerce Clause;" Dr. Jasmine Farrier, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Louisville:  "State Politics and the 14th Amendment;" Dr. Charles E. Ziegler, University Scholar, Political Science, University of Louisville:  "U. S. Federalism In the Comparative Perspective.”  Event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact

April 20
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
“Food For Thought” at the Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, reservations required
Sgt. Maj. (RET) Jose Rosario speaking about Medal of Honor winner Pvt. Henry Mattingly.
For reservations, contact
April 23
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Civil War Walking Tour of Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville
Discover Civil War burials at Cave Hill Cemetery with historian Bryan Bush.
For more information, contact

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