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23rd Annual Civil War Days 23rd Annual Civil War Days
Posted: 5/15/2015

Hope you can join us this Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2015 for the 23rd Annual Civil War Days at Fort Duffield.

 

Fort Duffield is Kentucky's largest and best-preserved Civil War earthen fortification. This impregnable fortification was ordered built in the fall of 1861 by Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman to protect the supply base in West Point and the Union line of supply via the L & N Turnpike.

 

The 9th Michigan Reenacting Unit and Fort Duffield Camp #1, Department of Kentucky, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War host a unique Memorial Day Service at the Fort Duffield Memorial Cemetery dedicated to remembering the soldiers who died in West Point in 1861 and 1862 as well as all U.S. Veterans.

 

Memorial Day at Fort Duffield in West Point, Kentucky offers a moving Memorial Day program and a living history program that is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family.  Union and Confederate reenactors bring to life the history of one of Kentucky's nearly forgotten Civil War treasurers and the daily life of the Civil War soldier. Spend the day or a couple of hours.

 

SCHEDULE:

Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015

Annual Memorial Day Services and Civil War Living History Program

10:00 AM - Memorial Day Services

Fort Duffield Memorial Cemetery.  Presented by Fort Duffield, Camp #1, Dept. of KY, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.  The public is invited to attend our annual Memorial Day services held to honor the soldiers who died of hardship and disease in West Point and at Fort Duffield constructing the 1,000 foot long earthen fortification.  Free. Bring a lawn chair for guaranteed seating.  Shuttle service will be provided.

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Civil War Living History Program Living History Program. Presented by the Fort Duffield Heritage Committee, 9th Michigan Vol. Infantry and Friends of Fort Duffield. Lean about the life of the Civil War soldier.

 

$5 per person; $15 per family (parents & children under 18).  Shuttle service will be provided. Information: 502-922-4574. info@fortduffield.com .

 

*             Memorial Day Services - 10 AM

*             Living History Opening ceremonies 11 AM

*             Continuous presentations on weapons & uniforms

*             Infantry & Artillery Firings

*             Skirmishes 1 PM & 3 PM

*             Souvenirs

*             Food by BiteSize Catering

*             Fun for All Ages

 

All proceeds benefit the continuing restoration, maintenance and interpretation of Fort Duffield.

 

The entrance to Fort Duffield is on Dixie Highway (U.S. 31W) at Salt River Road just 7.5 miles south of the Gene Snyder Freeway (Hwy 841) and 9 miles north of the main entrance to Fort Knox.

 

Shuttle service is available for those unable to walk the 1/4 mile trail to the fort.

 

Take a virtual tour & learn about the history of Union Fort Duffield on line at fortduffield.com

 

For information or to arrange group tours, contact: Fort Duffield Heritage Committee (502) 922-4574 or info@fortduffield.com     

 

Visit historic West Point, Kentucky on-line at www.westpoint.ky.gov  

 


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Kentucky History Half Marathon Kentucky History Half Marathon
Posted: 5/12/2015

On October 3, 2015, the Kentucky Historical Society is sponsoring the Kentucky History Half Marathon, the KY History 10K Run, and the KY History 5K Run in Frankfort!  For more information, please see the attached flyer.  If you are a runner and would like to register, or if you would like to volunteer to help at this event, please visit www.kyhistoryhalf.com . 

 


Related Document: KY History Half Marathon Flyer

 

Witnessing History Witnessing History
Posted: 3/17/2015

HARDIN COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM TO SPONSOR THE LINCOLNS IN KENTUCKY AND A GALA PREMIER FUNDRAISER AT THE STATE THEATRE IN ELIZABETHTOWN

On Tuesday night, March 10, the Board of Directors of the Hardin County Historical Museum unanimously voted to become a major sponsor of the Witnessing History production, “I Remember the Old Home Very Well:” The Lincolns in Kentucky, and to sponsor a gala premier of the production at the beautiful, restored State Theatre in downtown Elizabethtown in the Fall of 2015 as a fundraiser. The sponsorship is being made possible by the generosity of a number of citizens of Elizabethtown and Hardin County, whose contributions will make it possible for the Hardin County History Museum to be a sponsor. The Lincolns in Kentucky will be broadcast widely on Kentucky Educational Television and on cable networks in the United States and overseas; it is the first comprehensive documentary film on the Lincoln family in Kentucky, from the first entry of Captain Abraham Lincoln into Kentucky in 1779 until his seven-year old grandson, Abraham Lincoln, leaves the State for Indiana in 1816.

“The action taken is important not only to the production of The Lincolns in Kentucky, but as a commitment of the citizens of Elizabethtown and Hardin County to honor their remarkable history,” said Sandy Rogers, the Chair of the Museum Board. “Abraham Lincoln’s father and mother, Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, spent their first years of married life in Elizabethtown and the future president was born in what was then Hardin County. Even while the Lincolns lived in rural Hardin County, Elizabethtown was always the center of their economic and social lives. Abraham Lincoln’s grandmother, Bathsheba Lincoln, lived and is buried just north of town and his stepmother, Sarah Bush Johnston, came from Elizabethtown and married his widower father here.”

The Hardin County History Museum joins a stellar – and ever increasing – number of sponsors of The Lincolns in Kentucky, including the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, The Springfield, Kentucky Tourism Board, the Citizens of LaRue County (the LaRue County Fiscal Court), Dupree Financial Group, and the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville.

 

DECEMBER 27, 1862 REMEMBERED DECEMBER 27, 1862 REMEMBERED
Posted: 8/25/2012

FILMED FOOTAGE OF THE OCTOBER 2012
BATTLE OF ELIZABETHTOWN MONUMENT DEDICATION AVAILABLE ON DEMAND FOR VIEWING 
IN THE HCHM 2ND FLOOR AUDITORIUM
Special Guest Speaker
DR. JAMES A. RAMAGE
Author of
Rebel Raider: Life of General John Hunt Morgan


 

 

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