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July lecture series continues at Locust Grove

Wednesday June 25, 2008

A panel discussion about the changing views of George Rogers Clark and his role in the American Revolution in the Ohio Valley Region will take place on Wednesday, July 2, at 1 p.m. at Locust Grove. The importance of Clark's conquest of the Northwest Territory in the name of the Commonwealth of Virginia has recently been re-examined in the light of the ongoing wars for empire that raged in North America and Europe through the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

James Holmberg of the Filson Historical Society and Ken Carstens of Murray State University will lead the discussion, which will provide important background for Locust Grove’s new permanent exhibit, which opens to the public on July 4.

Dessert and coffee will be served at 1 p.m., with the lecture immediately following at 1:15 p.m. Admission is $5, $3 for friends of Historic Locust Grove. Reservations are not required.

Locust Grove is located at 561 Blankenbaker Lane (between Brownsboro and River Road). For more information, call 897-9845 or visit www.locustgrove.org.