2018 Regional History Series: Kentucky’s Settlement & Statehood – Presented by State Historian of Kentucky Dr. James C. Klotter
Thursday, May 31, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In 1792 Kentucky became a state. But much had occurred before statehood. 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 tell us much about not only the better-known Boones and Kentons but also about the little-known men, women, and children, both black and white, whose stories are just as crucial. They are all part of the Kentucky story of the past; they are all part of our own story, now. Join Dr. James C. Klotter, State Historian of Kentucky, as he presents Kentucky’s Settlement and Statehood.
A native Kentuckian, James C. Klotter received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Kentucky. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of almost twenty prize-winning books, including the standard works on Kentucky used at the elementary, secondary, and college level. Among his books are: William Goebel: The Politics of wrath; A New History of Kentucky; Kentucky: Portrait in Paradox, 1900-1950; and Kentucky Justice, Southern Honor, and American Manhood (which won the Governors’ Award in 2007 for the best book on Kentucky history published over the past four years). Most recently, he coedited Kentucky Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852. Dr. Klotter’s study of Henry Clay and the American presidency will appear early next year from Oxford University Press. Jim Klotter was the Executive Director of the Kentucky Historical Society for many years. He currently serves as Professor of History at Georgetown College and is the State Historian of Kentucky.
Funding for this presentation in our 2018 Regional History Series was made possible in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities and also through the generous financial support of The Friends of the Campbell County Public Library. The Library also wishes to acknowledge the generosity of Comfort Suites Riverfront in providing accommodations for Dr. Klotter.
Age Range: Adult
Snacks Provided: Yes