Eight Acres of History

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Berea location, MCPL
Theatre Room

Event Details

Join us in the Theater at the Berea location as Jim Embry will present the documentary "Eight Acres of History" on the historic African Cemetery No. 2, located in Lexington, Kentucky. The film focuses on Jim and the small band of Lexingtonians who have spent years restoring it. Thousands are buried at the site, which has been in existence since 1869, including the winning jockey of the very first Kentucky Derby, a number of Buffalo Soldiers and a member of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment from the Civil War.

Jim Embry has a rich family history in Madison County dating back to the early 1800's.  Through his extensive research of the history of multiple family and public cemeteries he has become one of the foremost experts on genealogy in our region.  After the film (60 min.) there will be a discussion and question and answer session.

This film is Copyrite 2010 by the Lexington Public Library.

Event Type(s): Adult Program