HistoryMobile to bring Lincoln exhibit to Kentucky State Fair

The Kentucky Historical Society’s HistoryMobile will be at the Kentucky State Fair with a 300-square-foot exhibit on “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln.”
The mobile museum, housed in a 45-foot tractor-trailer, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 19-29 in the Main Street area in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Historic Ky. church being rebuilt on old site

An historic eastern Kentucky church that once housed traveling pastors and Civil War soldiers is being rebuilt with pieces that date back 150 years.
The Ashland Daily Independent reports that Wurtland Union Church and Meeting House, a small one-room building, is being put back together on the site where it stood for nearly a century and [...]

Oldham County History | Heat of battle draws ever closer

The following comes from the archived letters and diary of Norborne G. Gray, who was a private in Company B, 9th Kentucky Regiment of the Confederate Army. Norborne was noted as a distinguished member of the Orphan Brigade and is on the Confederate Roll of Honor for action at the Battle of Chickamauga. This is [...]

Civil War sites plan to mark 150 years

Area historical attractions are gearing up for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
“The reason Bowling Green is significant is because it was a transportation center with a major east-west road; the railroad was just finishing up and then we had slack water navigation on the Barren River, so it was very important,” said Jonathan [...]

Battle of Corydon rages again as Civil War fans re-create history

With guns and cannons blazing, Confederate troops launched an assault on the Union position. The wounded and dead crumpled to the ground as the battle continued around them.
It was all part of the re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Corydon held Sunday at the Hayswood Nature Reserve in Corydon.

Kentucky Historical Society Named Preservation Organization of the Year

At a Saturday evening banquet culminating the organization’s annual conference, Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) President James Lighthizer presented the Kentucky Historical Society with the Brian Pohanka Preservation Organization of the Year Award.
“This award is named in honor of the late Brian Pohanka, an outstanding historian and one of the founders of the modern battlefield [...]

Confederate Memorial Day will honor town’s history

The paths walked by former Confederate soldiers as they lived out their lives in Pewee Valley will be open to the public during a special observance of Confederate Memorial Day.
Organizers say it’s a one-time event unlikely to be repeated in its scale.
The event, to be held Saturday, will include re-enactors in period costumes, tours of [...]

National Battlefield Group Donates 54 Acres of Perryville Battlefield to Commonwwealth of Kentucky

At a land transfer ceremony this afternoon, the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT), the nation’s largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, formally donated 54 acres of hallowed ground associated with the October 1862 Battle of Perryville to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for integration into the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.
“Today we celebrate a great step forward [...]

Headstone notes Civil War soldier’s Medal of Honor

Jose Rosario has worked for two years for three words: Medal of Honor
Although Rosario was a soldier, his work has not been for himself but for Henry B. Mattingly, a Bullitt soldier who fought with the Union Army in the Civil War.

Brass Band Festival: Perryville hosts Chautauqua Tea this year

For the first time since 1918 Perryville will host a Chautauqua Tea.
The tea, which has previously taken place in Danville, and was canceled last year will be in Perryville for the first time, said Vicki Goode, Executive Director of Main Street Perryville.