A taste of local history

May 11, 2012 by  

On Saturday, May 26th, Mansion Museum will be presenting “A Taste of Local History” at Old Fort Harrod State Park located at 100 South College Street in Harrodsburg, which is just a short drive down the road from Danville, Kentucky. This event will take place from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

For history lovers, this will be the place to be as the Mansion Museum presents a full history of the Civil War in both Mercer and Boyle Counties. At this event, guests will learn about the differences between the confederate and union encampments, raids that took place in the area by John Hunt Morgan, and the Battle of Perryville and life after it. They will also meet local Civil War reenactment actors, learn about the Union’s Shaker Eldress and John Marshall Harlan, hear from Civil War descendants and soldiers, learn about the Confederate General Leonidas Polk and Lizzie Hardin, and much more.

Danville is a Civic War historic community, with constitution square being located right in the heart of the community. This is where the Union movement to make Kentucky the fifteenth state took place. From this square in Danville, guests can head off in many directions to visit other historic locations and learn more about the Civil War and Kentucky’s history.

Advertising historical events is a big part of obtaining expected attendance numbers and local print companies are there to assist by preparing poster, flyer, and banner printing for these great events. Admission is $3 and seating is limited, so advance registration is required. For more information about this event, please call 857-734-3314.