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Monday – March 10, 2014
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The 21st annual Northern Kentucky Regional History Day will feature a broad range of topics ranging from the Civil War to Northern Kentucky ghost stories and just about everything in between. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Northern Kentucky University Votruba Student Union.
“Northern Kentucky Regional History Day is a celebration of the rich history of our region,” said Dr. Andrea Watkins, who coordinates the event. “This year’s topics are designed to educate, assist, and entertain those seeking to better understand our collective past, whether they are genealogists, archivists, or just history buffs.”
The day will begin at 8 a.m. with registration in the first floor of the Student Union. The area will include various tables with information and artifacts from area historical organizations, museums, and publishers. Light refreshments will be served at registration. This material will be on display until 2 p.m., when door prize winners will be announced.
At 10 a.m., Jeannine Kreinbrink, president of K&V Cultural Resources and NKU lecturer, will deliver the opening presentation, titled “Fort Ancient and Native Americans in Northern Kentucky.” Kreinbrink will offer a survey of the final prehistoric occupation of Northern Kentucky by the Fort Ancient period Indians. Her presentation will include a review of recent investigations in Petersburg and an overview of Native American habitation in Northern Kentucky. This opening presentation will take place in the University Center Otto Budig Theater.
The day will then consist of two 45-minute workshop sessions in rooms throughout the Student Union.
Workshop Session 1: 11:15 a.m. – noon
Workshop Session 2: 12:15-1 p.m.
The cost to attend Northern Kentucky Regional History Day is $6 per person in advance, $8 per person at the door. NKU faculty, staff and students can attend free by showing their NKU ID. Parking for the event is in the Kenton Drive Parking Garage; participants will receive a parking voucher when they register. See the campus map and follow the History Day signs.
The event is sponsored by the NKU Department of History and Geography, the historical societies and heritage groups of Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson counties.
For more information, visit historyday. Anyone with questions about the event can contact John Boh at (859) 491-0490.
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