Hands On History Program on Revolutionary War in Western Kentucky Offered

(June 26, 2019)

For anyone wanting to know more about what life was like in western Kentucky during the Revolutionary War period, the Thomas-Bridges Association is providing an opportunity for you to find out. History educator and author Geoff Baggett will bring an old wooden trunk full of daily necessities and military items from the Revolutionary War period for a hands-on history presentation at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.  The program is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Lexie Bush Convention Center near Cadiz.
Baggett's trunk full of 18th century “treasures” helps bring to life the reality of living on the Virginia and Kentucky frontier in the 1770s, with glimpses into the lives of people who lived in the past.  Items include camp tools and equipment, clothing, and other everyday necessities.
"This hands-on, interactive program is fun for all ages," says Jason Powell, current president of the Thomas-Bridges Association, the historical preservation group sponsoring the event.  "It's a real treat to be able to sponsor such an entertaining and educational event for the community."
The program is funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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