Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852
Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Filson Historical Society and the University of Kentucky Alumni Association invite you to Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852 with James Klotter. Originally established in 1775 the town of Lexington, Kentucky grew quickly into a national cultural center among the rolling green hills of the Bluegrass Region. Nicknamed the “Athens of the West,” Lexington and the surrounding area became a leader in higher education, visual arts, architecture, and music, and the center of the horse breeding and racing industries. The national impact of the Bluegrass was further confirmed by prominent Kentucky figures such as Henry Clay and John C. Breckinridge. Bluegrass Renaissance examines the successes and failures of Central Kentuckians from statehood to the death of Henry Clay.
James C. Klotter is professor of history at Georgetown College and the State Historian of Kentucky. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including A Concise History of Kentucky and A New History of Kentucky.
This program is in partnership with the University of Kentucky Alumni Association. The reception and lecture are free for members of The Filson and the University of Kentucky Alumni Association, and $5 for all others.
Reservations are suggested.
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The Filson Historical Society
The Filson has been collecting, preserving, and telling the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history and culture since 1884.