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Tuesday – March 3, 2015
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – The 22nd annual Northern Kentucky Regional History Day will feature a broad range of topics ranging from the Revolutionary War in Kentucky to Covington’s bicentennial, and just about everything in between. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Northern Kentucky University Votruba Student Union.
“Northern Kentucky Regional History Day celebrates the dynamic history of our region,” said Dr. Paul Tenkotte, NKU history professor and director of the NKU Center for Public History. “I am always impressed by the presentations, and this year promises to be no different. The topics of these workshops, lectures, and displays were selected to educate, assist, and entertain anyone interested in our collective past. This event is truly for everyone – genealogists, archivists, and history buffs alike.”
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., Dr. Tenkotte will deliver the opening presentation titled “Gateway City: Covington, Kentucky, 1815-2015.” Dr. Tenkotte will offer an illustrated journey that explores how Covington – and the entire Greater Cincinnati region – served as a gateway to the rest of the nation and to the progress and development of the entire region. 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 $8 per person in advance, $10 per person at the door. NKU 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 http://artscience.nku.edu/departments/hisgeo/projects/historyday.html. Anyone with questions about the event can contact John Boh at (859) 491-0490.
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