Saturday, April 26, 10:30 AM, Mayfield, Kentucky
Our speaker will be Murray attorney and Graves County native Sid Easley. He will talk about and read from his new book A Courthouse Tragedy: Politics, Murder, and Redemption in a Small Kentucky Town about a famous murder and trial in Mayfield in the early 20th century. Our meeting will be at the courthouse where both events took place.
Saturday, July 19, 10:30 AM, Paducah, Kentucky
Our speakers will be Ed and Meagan Musselman who have purchased and are renovating the old Coca Cola plant in Paducah and turning the building into multi-purpose commercial space. The plant was built in 1939 and is an excellent example of Art Deco architecture. Since 2013, it has been listed on the National register. Our meeting will be at the building, 3141 Broadway, and the Musselmans will give a brief tour afterwards.
Saturday, November 1, 10:30 AM, Martin, Tennessee
Our speaker will be Robert Nunley with an illustrated talk on African American history and the Nunley family in and around Martin. Our meeting will be at the Weldon Public Library, our regular spot in Martin.
Future Programs in 2015
Ernie Bailey, retired archivist at Murray State University, is preparing a presentation about Revolutionary War warrants and patents in the Jackson Purchase. These land grants brought many of the original settlers to the region in the early 19th century.
Nathan Blake Lynn, program coordinator at the Paducah McCracken County Library, is preparing a presentation about original folk music from the Jackson Purchase.