NKY History Hour: Revolutionary War Patriots of Northern Kentucky
For many local residents, a drive through Kenton County is a trip through family history, with area roads bearing the names of ancestors who played important roles in Northern Kentucky history.
Two of these are William Stephens, and John Metcalf, both recognized as Revolutionary War patriots by the Daughters of the American Revolution. William Stephens, who received 2000 acres of land on what is now Stephens Road for his war service, was honored in a ceremony at the Independence, KY courthouse. John Metcalf came to Kentucky on a raft, accompanied by Simon Kenton. One of his sons, Thomas Metcalf, became the tenth governor of Kentucky.
Historian Pamela Butler Marcum will discuss these and other Northern Kentucky Revolutionary War patriots during Behringer-Crawford Museum’s weekly virtual "NKY History Hour" at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 8. To register and participate, CLICK HERE.
Information on how to connect to the session will be sent after registration.
Marcum, a retired Kenton County history teacher and BCM trustee, is currently researching patriots who received land grants and settled in Campbell/Kenton to raise their families, with the goal of placing a memorial to them at the Kenton County Court House.
Hosted by Shane Noem and Tara Johnson-Noem, Vice President of the BCM Board of Trustees. "NKY
History Hour" is a weekly offering of Behringer-Crawford Museum focused on Northern Kentucky history, featuring local authors, historians and archaeologists. On July 15, Mark Ramler, founding partner of Mansion Hill Properties, will discuss the history of Camp Springs, KY, an agricultural community with a
unique architectural character.
"NKY History Hour" presentations are currently free to the public during this introductory period but may become a BCM members-only benefit in the future. To support "NKY History Hour" and access many other entertaining and thought-provoking programs for free, JOIN BCM TODAY.