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BGT Hopemont Lecture: Benjamin Gratz and the Soul of Lexington

September 22 @ 7:00 pm

September 22, 7pm, Dr. Jeremy D. Popkin, historian, will speak on Benjamin Gratz and the Soul of Lexington.

Dr. Jeremy D. Popkin, the William T. Bryan Chair and professor of history at the University of Kentucky, will present his new research into one of the most famous family names in Lexington. Benjamin Gratz (1792-1884), for whom Lexington’s oldest historic district is named, was the first, and for at least thirty years, the only Jewish resident of the city.

The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2022-2023 Hopemont Lecture Series is  free and open to the public. Each lecture begins at 7pm and will be hosted at the Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan House, 210 North Broadway, Lexington, KY.

The series kicks off in September 2022, with additional lectures in November 2022, February 2023, and April 2023. “The Hopemont Lecture Series highlights the diverse stories and innovative storytellers that make Kentucky history so exciting and relevant,” says Executive Director, Jonathan Coleman. “We can’t wait to share these histories that build important context for the historic places we work to protect, promote, and revitalize.


September 22
7:00 pm
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Thomas Hunt Morgan House
210 N. Broadway
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation