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Coming to Kentucky: Heaven is a Kentucky of a Place

The Filson Historical Society

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Shelbyville, KY

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Brigadier General Ronald R. Van Stockum has just published his fourth book, Coming To Kentucky:  Heaven is a Kentucky of a Place.  In 2007, the author began writing a series of columns under the heading “History: Researched and Recalled,” for the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY.  Six years later, 115 columns have been published.  Coming to Kentucky is the author’s third collection of columns, and centers on Kentucky individuals, places, and events. This collection features early settlers in Kentucky, Allen Dale Farm, The Great Depression, Farmers of Shelby County, Kentucky Military Leaders, and Post-war Japan.  General Van Stockum plans to talk about Air Force hero Colonel Ben Pollard, who, after being shot down in North Vietnam, survived nearly six years captivity, including torture at the “Hanoi Hilton.”

General Van Stockum served for 30 years as a career officer in the regular Marine Corps.  Shortly after arriving in Kentucky in 1970, he began a second career as an administrative officer at the University of Louisville.  He is past President and past Interim Director of The Filson Historical Society and past president of the Shelby County Historical Society.

This event will be held January 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Library, 309 Eighth Street, Shelbyville, KY.  The program is free for members, $10 for nonmembers.  Reservations are suggested to assure seating.  Call The Filson at 502-635-5083 or visit

This event is co-sponsored by The Filson Historical Society and the Shelby County Historical Society

Have questions about Coming to Kentucky: Heaven is a Kentucky of a Place? Contact The Filson Historical Society

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Shelby County Library
309 Eighth Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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