2017 Schedule of Events

Our Second Thursday Programs

All programs are free and open to the public.

Programs take place at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum located at 217 S. Main Street in Winchester. Refreshments will be served; our building is handicapped accessible.
Doors open at 6:00 PM

For more information call 859-745-1358

Our Second Thursday Program for March 2017

Heroes in Disaster: The 1833 Lexington Cholera Epidemic in Lexington, Kentucky, with Lessons for Today


Terry Foody
Kentucky Writer
University of Kentucky
Lexngton, KY


March 9, 2017 6:30 pm

presented by Terry Foody

 During the 19th century, cholera raged through the United States several times, and Kentucky had very high fatality rates. In 1833, cholera killed one-tenth of Lexington's population in just a few weeks. Foody will examine the devastation in Lexington from many angles - environmental, commercial, social, and medical. She will discuss early altruistic efforts, the black woman behind the white hero, the toll at the lunatic asylum, and societal trends revealed in death reports. Despite great medical advances, cholera is still a worldwide killer. Foody will explain why and compare it to other threatening global diseases, such as SARS and pandemic flu.

Humanities Council





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