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First Friday Speaker Series: With Malice Aforethought? Violence, Petitions, and Social Networks in a Western Kentucky Murder

First Friday: With Malice Aforethought?  Violence, Petitions, and Social Networks in a Western Kentucky Murder, with Dr. Chuck Welsko

Friday, September 3, 2021;  Noon – 1 pm EST

In late January 1860, Thomas Wadlington brutally killed his neighbor, Milton Cartwright. Bound together by familial bonds, their deadly clash divided Western Kentuckians; some sought clemency, others demanded his execution.  Join as Dr. Chuck Welsko shares Wadlington’s tragic story.

Dr. Chuck Welsko is Project Director for the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Documentary Edition at the Kentucky Historical Society.

Please register here, and you will receive information on how to connect. Registration deadline is 10 am on the day of the event. Questions? Contact us at KHSeducation@ky.gov or call 502-782-8070.

*TECHNOLOGY: This virtual event will take place via Zoom, an online meeting platform. For optimal experience, guests should connect using a device with a screen, a speaker, and a keyboard. (A web-enabled camera is also nice, but not necessary.)  To accommodate guests who may not have access to this technology, a phone number will be provided at registration, so they may dial into the event, and listen to the presentation from any landline or mobile phone. Need help using Zoom? Check out this short video. You can also contact us at KHSeducation@ky.gov or call 502-782-8070 with any questions.


September 3
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free – $5
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Virtual Event


Kentucky Historical Society
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