Patrick Lewis

Patrick Lewis

Project Director, Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition

502-564-1792, Ext. 4502
patrick.lewis@ky.gov

Patrick’s pursuit of history once led him to hop barbed-wire fences with a bourbon distillery president to find the lost grave of a member of the Jesse James gang. He brings to his work public history experience with the National Park Service. Before joining the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition (CWGK) project in 2012, he helped to develop the KHS HistoryMobile exhibit, “Torn Within and Threatened Without: Kentuckians in the Civil War Era.”

Patrick wrote the book “For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War,” as well as essays that have been published in Civil War History and The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.

He has talked about slavery, politics and Civil War Kentucky on “Civil War Talk Radio,” WEKU’s “Eastern Standard” and “Office Hours.” Patrick holds a Ph.D. in history.

Staff member since 2010