2018 Regional History Series

Explore our region’s history with expert historians at our Newport Branch.

Space is limited for the four programs in the series. Register for your free tickets before spots are filled!

Our Region’s Prehistory

Exploring Our Region’s Prehistory with Historian Robert Webster
Thursday, April 26
7 – 8 p.m.
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Join historian Robert D. Webster as he discusses our region’s prehistory prior to the existence of the Ohio River.  Learn about early rivers and trails and prehistoric civilizations.  The presentation will also touch on the excursion of Christopher Gist & other early explorers.

Kentucky’s Private Civil War

Kentucky’s Private Civil War: The Politics of Allegiance in an Occupied State
Thursday, May 10
7 – 8 p.m.
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In many parts of the nation, communities went to war. In Kentucky, the war came to communities. This talk will focus on the aspects of the Civil War in Kentucky that are less well known, in which loyalty politics deeply affected the state during the war and for many years after.

Kentucky’s Settlement & Statehood

Kentucky’s Settlement & Statehood – Presented by State Historian of Kentucky Dr. James C. Klotter
Thursday, May 31
7 – 8 p.m.
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Kentucky became a state in 1792. Who were those who immigrated here? Why did they come? What problems did they face? How did statehood evolve? Did Kentuckians consider other options? Answers to those questions can be found at this program.

William Goebel: The Politics of Wrath

William Goebel: The Politics of Wrath – Presented by State Historian of Kentucky Dr. James C. Klotter
Thursday, June 7
7 – 8 p.m.
Facebook event

The turbulent career of William Goebel (1856–1900), which culminated in assassination, marked an end-of-the-century struggle for political control of Kentucky. Although populism had become a strong force in the nation, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and ex-Confederates still dominated the state and its Democratic party. Touting reforms and attaching the railroad monopoly, Goebel challenged this old order.

Thank You

Funding for two of the presentations in our 2018 Regional History Series was made possible in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities. We would like to also thank the Friends of the Campbell County Public Library for their generous support in making the 2018 Regional History Series possible.

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