Sadieville Project Underway

For the past two weekends, students in History 621, “Historic Preservation Fieldwork,” have traveled to Sadieville, Kentucky.  Sadieville is a small town in northern Scott County.  It developed as a railroad stop after the Civil War.  By the early twentieth century it had more than 600 residents.  Today, Sadieville is a quiet spot off the…

Commemorating African American Heritage

As anticipation for the planned opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture builds, news about the sad fate of the national slavery museum proposed by former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder continues to trickle out.  Today’s Washington Post has one of the best stories on it that has appeared to date.  Be…

Volunteer Opportunity with Metro Louisville Park System

All, Metro Louisville Parks is interested in having U of L students conduct historical research and prepare historical material for public audiences. Positions are unpaid, but may qualify for academic credit. For more information, please check out the post below.  If you’re interested, contact Mr. Brooks directly as described at the bottom of the page.…