Kentucky celebrates its 225th anniversary of statehood this year. Foster Ockerman, Jr., chief historian and president of the Lexington History Museum, will discuss how Kentucky became a state, including eight constitutional conventions, foreign intrigue and the first meeting of the state government in Lexington, the provisional capital. Ockerman is also the author of Historic Lexington: The Heart of the Bluegrass. The program is free and open to all but pre-registration is encouraged at www.lexpublib.org/events and search for "statehood" to find the event. You may also register by calling the Beaumont Branch of the Lexington Public Library at 859-231-5500. The talk is a part of the Lexington History Museum's Speaker Series, and is just one of the LexHistory events focusing on the anniversary of statehood.
Speaker Series: 225 Years of Statehood: How Kentucky Became a State
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Lexington Public Library Beaumont Branch