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First Friday Speaker Series - Rescued From Oblivion: Historical Cultures in The Early United States

Title: First Friday Speaker Series - Rescued From Oblivion: Historical Cultures in The Early United States

Start: June 4, 2021, 12:00 pm

End: June 4, 2021, 1:00 pm

Virtual First Friday – Rescued from Oblivion: Historical Cultures in the Early United States, with Dr. Alea Henle

Friday, June 4, 2021; Noon – 1pm

Cost: KHS Members – FREE; Non-members – $5

When the founders of the Kentucky Historical Society chartered their new organization in 1836, they were part of a trend: a growing number of Americans who were interested in preserving the country’s historical documents and artifacts.  Join us via Zoom* as Dr. Alea Henle shares the stories of these early American historical societies, which flourished across the United States in the 19th century.  While they established many practices still embraced today, they also faced challenges to their historical authority, from those who wished to document more inclusive histories.  Come and join the conversation!

Dr. Henle holds a Master of Library Science from Simmons College and a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Connecticut.  She is an associate librarian and head of the Access and Borrow Department at Miami University (OH) Libraries.

Please register here, and you will receive information on how to connect. The registration deadline is 10 am on the day of the event. Questions? Contact us at 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 or call 502-782-8070 with any questions.

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