NKY History Hour: The Alligators of Prisoners' LakeNKY History Hour Prisoners Lake

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live

James Conrad has turned 50, and like many, is looking back over his life and struggling to make his way to his future. His reminiscences, especially those of his great uncle Gator, take him from a Seminole reservation in the Florida Everglades to a Devou Park lake constructed from a stone quarry by prisoners from the Covington Jail in the early 1900s.

This is the premise of "Alligator Alley," an award-winning book written by Ludlow native Rick Robinson, who will discuss what he calls "a coming-of-age novel for people that never came of age" during the NKY History Hour on Wednesday, October 20.

The virtual presentation will take place via Zoom at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 20. To register and participate in the free event, CLICK HERE.

Information on how to connect to the session will be sent after registration. The event will also be streamed live on BCM's Facebook page.

Robinson has traveled to New York, Los Angeles, Paris and London to receive awards for his political thrillers. But it is a novel depicting reflections on a childhood in Ludlow and Bromley (the "Twin Cities," he says) which Robinson calls his defining work. A graduate of Ludlow High School, Eastern Kentucky University and Chase College of Law, he and his wife Linda live in Northern Kentucky. He fishes at Prisoners' Lake on a regular basis.

NKY History Hour presentations will take place every other Wednesday evening. They are currently free to the public 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. 

Behringer-Crawford Museum is supported in part by our members, the City of Covington. Kenton County Fiscal Court, ArtsWave, Kentucky Arts Council, Kentucky Humanities, the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation.


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