Exploring Local History: 80,000 Soldiers Came through Fort Thomas

Thursday, November 11, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

80,000 soldiers, all with vivid lives to share. This program will tell a handful of those stories, including two friends who passed through Fort Thomas on their way to the Air Force, plus the story of a Highlands High School graduate who became an Army nurse and the first woman to receive both a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.  Others will be included, especially those men from Fort Thomas who made the ultimate sacrifice. Presented in partnership with the Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum.

Deanna Beineke is the Director of Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum, and Curator of the upcoming exhibits. The Museum’s mission is to preserve, interpret and celebrate the cultural significance of our city; and to educate the public on the importance of our community’s heritage. Home to the Sixth Infantry before the Spanish-American War and the Tenth Infantry following WWI, the role of Fort Thomas changed in 1940 to become the recruit reception center for Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia; over 80,000 soldiers were inducted into military service here.

All state and federal COVID-19 mandates will be followed.

If Campbell County is ORANGE or above on the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard, everyone, age 2 or older, who attends library programs are required to wear masks.

Please note any accommodation requests in the Special Needs section of the registration form.

If you have any questions, please contact Craig at cbranch@cc-pl.org.


Age Range:   18 and up

Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

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