A retired Eastern Kentucky University history professor will share his views on Kentucky as a “Crossroads of Humor” at the May 10 Second Thursday Program at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum.
Dr. Bill Ellis, a native of Danville and a graduate of Shelbyville High School, will speak. Ellis received his B.A. from Georgetown College in 1962 and his M.A. in education from Georgetown in 1966. Ellis received an M.A. degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1967 and his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1974.
Ellis is Foundation Professor of History Emeritus at Eastern and author of 30 articles and six books, including “The Kentucky River” in 2000; “A History of Eastern Kentucky University” In 2005 and “A History of Education in Kentucky” in 2011. His newest book is “Does Your Dog Bite: Kentucky: as a Crossroads of Humor.” He also is a longtime columnist for Kentucky Monthly Magazine.
All Second Thursday programs take place at the museum, 217 S. Main St. Refreshments are served and admission to the program is free.
William A. Baker, office manager for Raymond S. Bourke, P.S.C., a law firm in Maysville, will be the June 14 speaker. His research is concentrated on the early history of Bracken County and Augusta. His particular interest is in educational institutions and early circuit court records.