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Tuesday, December 14
“Incredible Kentuckians”  (Program)
1:00 pm
Only At home on your computer via Zoom: You MUST register.
Presented by Mick Sullivan
 
Incredible Kentuckians: shared through stories and song Hear the stories of lesser-known Kentuckians who made a national, international, and intergalactic impact and enjoy live music as we explore the lives and contributions of Garrett Morgan, Lily May Ledford, the Hill Sisters and more!
 
Mick Sullivan is a writer, musician, audio creator, and museum educator in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the Curator of Guest Experience at The Frazier History Museum and the chair of Kids Listen, an international children’s audio education advocacy group. In 2016 he created The Past and The Curious, a history podcast for kids and families. In 2020, the show was downloaded two-million times and featured in The New York Times, TIME for Kids Magazine, Common Sense Media, and on the front page of Apple Podcasts. He is also the author of The Meatshower, published by Early Works Press in 2018. 
 
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“Native American Life in Kentucky”
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
“Native American Life in Kentucky”  (Program)
1:00 pm
Will be in person and take place at 1000 S Hurstbourne Parkway Louisville, KY
Presented by:   Jerry Thornton “2 Feather”
 
2 Feather has been active in Native American activities for over thirty years, and was chosen over fifteen years ago as leader of the Ohio River Native American Intertribal Community (ORNAIC), which meets in Taylorsville, Kentucky. He has shared his collection of artifacts and stories with many school groups and organizations, and in this program he will share with us!
Jerry Thornton “2 Feather” was born and raised in Kentucky. He entered the US Army at age 19, and served in Vietnam as a communications specialist. He was discharged after serving three years, and a year later, he re-enlisted and served another three years as military police in Germany. Ten years after his second discharge he enlisted in the KY Army National Guard and served another 9 ½ years, including a tour to Desert Storm.


“FamilySearch Memories”
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
“FamilySearch Memories”  (Workshop)
1:00 pm
Zoom At Your Home on Your Computer but you must register.

Presented by Nancy Simmons Roberson

 

How are you saving family memories today? Where are you saving family memories today? Who are you saving these family memories for?

Learn how to upload memories to FamilySearch. FamilySearch is a great place to preserve your precious family photos and documents. Upload image files from your computer, Facebook, or Google Photos.

Keep Me, Protect Me, Share Me, and I will live forever.

 

 

Nancy Simmons was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Monroe County, Michigan. For 34 years Nancy taught physical education, social studies, coached and was athletic director at Bath Community Schools in Bath, Michigan. Nancy has been married for 52 years to her husband Howard and they have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. 

Nancy has been a genealogist for over 50 years. Her passion for genealogy began in 1970 when she acquired an eighty year old record book of her husband’s Johnston family. A neighbor gave her a pedigree chart and some family group charts and the journey of searching for that next set of grandparents began. Nancy also loves to spend time with family, quilt, read, and watch the University of Louisville women’s basketball team.




“The Architecture of Samuel Plato”
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
“The Architecture of Samuel Plato”  (Program)
1:00 pm
Attend in Person at 1000 Hurstbourne Pky Louisville, KY
Presented by:  Steve Wiser              
 
Samuel Plato was a legendary African American architect who practiced in the first half of the 1900s. He lived in both Louisville, Kentucky, and Marion, Indiana.
 
Samuel Plato was born in Alabama. In 1898 he attended State University Normal School, present day Simmons College, in Louisville, Kentucky.  He began working at construction sites during summer breaks while still in college and graduated in 1902. He also completed a mail-order program in architecture from the International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
Plato began his career as an architect and building contractor in 1902 in Marion, Indiana, at a time when segregation and racism made careers challenging for African-American professionals such as architects. In 1921 he relocated to Louisville where he spent the remainder of his life.
 
Some of Plato's major buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These include Louisville's Broadway Temple A.M.E. Zion Church and the Virginia Avenue Colored School, two examples of his contributions to the city's African-American community. Other projects include the J. Woodrow Wilson House in Marion, Indiana, and the Second Baptist Church in Bloomington, Indiana and 38 Federal Post Offices across  the country. During WWII Plato was one of the first African American Contractors awarded Wartime Building Contracts.
 
Plato died in May 1957 in Louisville, Kentucky, a nationally-recognized pioneer African-American architect and builder.
 
Steve Wiser is a Louisville architect, historian, and author.  
 
For over 35 years, he has specialized in healthcare facility planning, design, and construction. He has built over $2 billion in healthcare projects and designed every type of healthcare project: critical access hospitals; academic medical centers; for profit / nonprofit patient units, cancer centers, behavioral health, clinics, etc. 
 
He is President of the Louisville Historical League, and has served on Boards and committees of numerous civic organizations. Steve has received many local, state, and national recognition awards for his civic-related activities.
 
Steve is also a tour guide at Cave Hill Cemetery and conducts neighborhood walking tours.

He has written dozens of design commentaries for local newspapers and has authored over 10 books on Louisville architecture and history. Several books he has published include "Louisville Sites to See by DESIGN", "Historic Houses of Louisville", and "Louisville Tapestry: People and Places that have created America's Most Livable City".
 
Steve received his architectural training at the University of Cincinnati. He is married to Kathy, and they have two daughters. 


The 1950 Census
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
The 1950 Census  (Workshop)
1:00 pm
Zoom Presentation at home on your computer.

 

“The 1950 Census”  (Workshop)

1:00 pm

Only At home on your computer via Zoom: You MUST register.

Presented by Betty Darnell

 

Finding Family in the 1950 US Census Before it is Searchable with Betty Darnell. This session will cover the tools available to you to search by location: State, County, City or Township, and Enumeration District to locate your family before searching is available. 

 

Betty Darnell was born in Mississippi County, Missouri, near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. She earned a bachelor's degree in English with a focus on Journalism at Nazareth College near Bardstown, Kentucky, married a Louisville boy, and lived several places in Missouri and Kentucky. She joined the Louisville Genealogical Society after moving back to Kentucky in 1987 and now lives near Taylorsville overlooking the Salt River valley.