Regular Louisville Genealogical Society programs are held at the Latter Day Saints Church, 1000 South Hurstbourne Lane (at Linn Station Road), on the Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month at 1:00 P.M. Caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol are not permitted on the premises.
Visitors are always welcome!
Notice: Program Change!
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1:00 P.M.
The Battle at Blue Licks by Eddie Price
Due to an unexpected and unavoidable scheduling problem we have to change
our program topic and presenter for next week (September 8). Fortunately Eddie
Price who was originally scheduled for April, 2016 is available and willing to
step in and help us.
The program next week will be "The Battle at Blue Licks" presented by Eddie
Price; author of Widder's Landing. Blue Licks is the disastrous Kentucky
conflict where at least seventy settlers were killed including Daniel Boone's
Eddie Price has presented this program several times. The last
presentation was a few weeks ago when he spoke to the Blue Licks Battle Monument
Commission at the Blue Licks State Park to great acclaim. Some historians list
this conflict on August 19, 1782 as the last battle of the American Revolution.
Some will remember the last presentation Eddie made for us was "What I saw
at Cane Ridge".
Please inform as many others as you can about this program change.
Postponed - “Henry Clay Kentucky’s Great Statesman 1777-1852” by George McGee
(To be re-scheduled at a later date)
program was funded in part by Kentucky Humanities Council, INC. and
the National Endowment for the Humanities”
McGee’s performance as Kentucky‘s great statesman, ’Henry
Clay’. is a bit different from the typical one-person show. He has
been performing ‘Clay’ as part of the Kentucky Humanities
Council’s for the past fifteen years. The past six or seven years
he began to incorporate audience participation into my program. The
improvisational element brings the performance event alive and
immediate. The surprise of an audience member suddenly playing the
part keeps all of us on our toes…and usually great fun. His
program is fun, educational and serves as an introduction to one of
the great Kentucky character’s of the 19th
McGee received his BFA in Drama from Illinois Wesleyan University.
His MFA degree is in Acting and Directing from Florida Atlantic
University. He has worked in theatre from Illinois (Straw Hat Dinner
Theatre, the touring comedy troupe, ‘The American Dream on a Dry
Run’) to Florida (The Palm Beach Children’s Theatre, the West
Palm Beach Community Chorus, Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre, The Norton
Theatre, etc.) As an actor, he has appeared in television and film:
‘Smokey & the Bandit II’, ‘Gloria Baby, Happy at Last’,
‘The Insider’ and ‘Surviving Guthrie’. Mr McGee has also
appeared in regional and national commercials.
has been the director of theatre at Georgetown College since 1984 and
also taught theatre at Palm Beach Atlantic College, Palm Brach Junior
College and Florida Atlantic University. His play, ‘A Fence for
Martin Maher’, written with Irish playwright, John Mc Ardle, was
performed across Kentucky. Their production was invited to a part of
the Irish national Heritage Festival and was performed in Kilkenny
County in 2009.
averages about thirty to forty ‘Henry Clay’ performances a year:
recently performed in Washington DC for. ‘A Salute to Mitch
McConnell’. He will be part of the new one hour documentary on the
Chautauqua program this fall. Other performances include: ‘Our
Lincoln’, Singletary Hall. University of Kentucky and ‘Our
Lincoln’, The Kennedy Center, February 2009.
Clark Croghan: Mistress of Locust Grove" October 13, 2015 at 1:00
PM presented by Mandy Dick
and Ann Rogers Clark of Albemarle County, Virginia had ten children.
Five of their sons were officers in the Revolutionary war. Two
brothers died in the conflict. The remaining three moved to Kentucky,
still a part of Virginia. One brother, Jonathan had a friend, Major
William Croghan, who several years after the war (1789) married
Jonathan’s sister, Lucy Clark. They decided to live near the town
of Louisville which was founded by her brother, George Rogers Clark.
The area was still quite wild and dangerous – the Indian attack on
Chenoweth Station occurred just three days after their wedding. They
established a home and farm just six miles from town and named their
new residence Locust Grove. It became the center of a number of major
events as they and the Clark brothers experienced frontier adventures
and gained national fame.
Dick is an avid student of history, especially Kentucky history. She
has created first-person interpretational presentations of several
historical characters (including the story of her
great-great-grandmother Betsy Pennington which she presented for LGS
Dick is a graduate of the University of Louisville. She has worked as
a director of Public Relations (Spalding University and The American
Society of Transportation and Logistics), writer (published in
Louisville Magazine and Louisville Encyclopedia), editor (Episcopal
diocesan newspaper), teacher (English and History),
receptionist/interpreter (Falls of Ohio State Park) and docent
(Locust Grove). However her favorite title is “Story Teller”.
For our June program she will present her interpretation of Lucy
Clark Croghan’s life and the significance of Locust Grove in
"The Role of Railroads in Louisville History" November 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM; presented by Charles Buccola
Buccola has had a long time interest in the role of railroads in the
development of the United States. As a Louisville resident he has
focused largely on railroad activity operating across the Ohio and
through our city. His presentation, "The Role of Railroads in
Louisville History" will provide an overview of the railroads
serving the Louisville metro area. In this program he will address
the genesis of today’s rail lines in the area, why rail service was
significant in growth of Louisville, why railroad companies were
anxious to reach Louisville and some of the significant personalities
in the establishment and growth of rail service in the area.
Buccola is a long-time Louisville resident and a retired purchasing
manager. He has a Bachelors degree from Bellarmine University and a
Masters Degree from IUPUI in Indianapolis. Although never employed
by a railroad company, Charles has a lifelong interest in
railroading. He is a published author and photographer with a
keen appreciation of railroad history. Chairman of the
Board and a volunteer at the Kentucky Railway Museum, he is actively
involved in the preservation of railroad history, particularly that
relating to Kentucky. He also volunteers at the University of
Louisville Archive’s L&N RR Collection to assist the
professional staff with responese to inquiries on railroad-related