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Jouett event examines the Kentucky frontier

Jack Jouett migrated to the western territory of Virginia (which would later become Kentucky) in 1782. He was not only a hero in the Revolutionary War; he also made many contributions to the new nation that was being settled by the early pioneers settling in Kentucky. The Jack Jouett House Historic Site will explore the world encountered by the pioneers, as well as Jack's contributions to the early commonwealth, with a special program on Saturday, May 14, at 11:30 a.m. in the visitor center. "New World in a New Nation: Jack Jouett and the Kentucky Frontier" is being offered in observance of National Historic Preservation Month. The featured speaker will be author, teacher, and historian Dr. Ron Bryant. Admission is free and the public is invited. There will also be light refreshments provided. "We are very excited to hear about the world of the first pioneers who settled in Kentucky, and the contributions Jack Jouett had a part in," said Jill Roseberry, executive director of the Jack Jouett House. Dr. Ron Bryant received his M.A. in history from Western Kentucky University and his honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of the Cumberlands. He is a noted Kentucky author and historian, who has written more than 80 articles for the Kentucky Encyclopedia, and over 600 for the Kentucky Gazette. He has also worked as a consultant for The History Channel and Jeopardy! among others. "New World in a New Nation" is sponsored by the Woodford County Fiscal Court and the Woodford County Heritage Committee. It is presented in partnership with the Gen. Marquis Calmes Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Jack Jouett House Historic Site is located at 255 Craig's Creek Road, just off McCowans Ferry Road. For more information, call the Jack Jouett House at (859) 873-7902, email info@jouetthouse.org, or visit www.jouetthouse.org.

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