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Northern Kentucky History Day this Weekend

The Twentieth Annual Northern Kentucky Regional History Day will be Saturday, March 16 in the Northern Kentucky University Student Union with presentations  through out the day. The links on the left offer a review of the day's activites.

Registration on History Day is $8 per person and can be paid with cash or check at the door.


7:30 a.m. – Set-up for Presenters and Display Tables (Student Union - First Floor)

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Registration and Display Area Open (Student Union - First Floor)

Visit various tables with information and interesting artifacts from area historical organizations, museums, and publishers. Light refreshments are also provided.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Opening Presentation in Otto Budig Theater (University Center)

“Just Who Are Those Folks We Call Kentuckians?”

Presented by Dr. James C. Claypool, Retired Professor of History at Northern Kentucky University, author, and speaker.


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Workshop Session #1 (Student Union)

  • A.  The Harrodsburg Tankers, the Bataan Death March, and POW Life in WWII by Don Rightmyer: Room SU 108
  • B.  Music and Messages from the Civil War Era by Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers: Room SU 104
  • C.  Bethel Church – Restoration or Rehabilitation? by Charlie Pyles and Frank Hussung: Room SU 107C
  • D.  Sneak Peak: A Preview of Recent Acquisitions in NKU Special Collections by Anne Ryckbost: Room SU 106
  • E.  The War of 1812 and the Critical Role of Kentucky by Karl Lietzenmayer: Room SU 109
  • F.  Wine Making in Campbell County by Dennis Walters: Room SU 107B
  • G.  Crafting Personal Narratives from Primary Documents by Denise Dallmer: Room SU 105

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Workshop Session #2 (Student Union)

  • A.  Ludlow Lagoon Amusement Park by Andy Corn: Room SU 107B
  • B.  Lee Frakes: An Escaped WWII Gunner by Asa Rouse with Lee Frakes: Room SU 108
  • C.  Library of the Future by Julia Allegrini: Room SU 106
  • D.  The Knights Templar of Maysville and the Resurrection of the Cox Building by Orloff B. Miller: Room SU 109
  • E.  Shaking Up the Kentucky Revivals: The Arrival of the Shakers by Carol Medlicott: Room SU 107C
  • F.  Kentucky History Standards: Where Are We Now? by Burke Miller. Room SU 105

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Displays Open and Door Prize Winners Announced

History Day sponsors:

  • Northern Kentucky University’s Department of History & Geography
  • Historical Societies and Heritage Groups of Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Owen, Pendleton and Robertson Counties

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