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Annual Conference 2019 Lexington Hero
Christopher A. Kierkus

Schedule

Annual Conference: May 29–June 2, 2019

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Tours will include: Munfordville, Perryville, Richmond, Tebb's Bend, Camp Wildcat, Camp Nelson and more!

Confirmed and Speakers Historians: Garry Adelman, Kent Masterson Brown, Daniel Davis, A. Wilson Greene, Kurt Holman, Nikky Hughes, Christopher Kolakowski, Richard McMurry, Lawrence Peterson, Stuart Sanders, Darryl Smith, Amy Murrell Taylor, Zeb Weese, Kristopher White.

Early arrival & Color Bearer events

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Registration Open

10:00 am – 5:30 pm:  Bourbon Tour (optional with additional $100 fee)

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Bourbon Tour (optional with additional $60 fee)

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Exhibits open

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Bluegrass (and vicinity) Photo Extravaganza with Garry Adelman

Thursday, May 30, 2019

6:30 am – 8:00 am:  Continental Breakfast 

7:30 am – 2:00 pm: Registration Open 

8:30 am – 12:15 pm: History Talks (45 minutes each):

8:30 am: Richard McMurry,“The Blue, The Gray and The Blue Grass”
9:30 am:  Zeb Weese, “Conserving Kentucky: Endangered Species and Battlefields”
10:30 am: Larry Peterson, “Critical Decisions of the Kentucky Campaign of 1862”
11:30 am: Chris Kolakowski, “Civil War to World War: The MacArthurs and the Buckners”

8:00 am - 12:30 pm: Off-site Tour for Color Bearers 

8:00 am – 7:00 pm: Exhibits open 

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm:  Opening lunch 

2:45 pm  – 4:30 pm: Lectures (45 minutes each):

2:45 pm: Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor, “Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps”
3:45 pm: Kristopher D. White , “A House Divided: Kentucky and the American Civil War”

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm:  Reception and Dinner for Color Bearers 

Main Conference events

Friday, May 31, 2019

6:30 am – 8:00 am: Breakfast buffet 

8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Off-site -touring 

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm:  Reception at The Mansion Griffin Gate - artifacts from local battlefields, exhibit panels from Kentucky Historical Society and live Bluegrass music from Southland Drive

Saturday, June 1, 2019

6:30 am – 8:00 am:  Breakfast buffet 

7:30 am – 5:30 pm: Off-site -Touring

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm: Reception, Banquet and Awards Ceremony 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

8:00 – 10:00 am: Breakfast, Civil War History Talk and Question and Answer Session with Trust President, Jim Lighthizer