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

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. 

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