Ben And Helen Buckner: A Kentucky House Divided

The Filson Historical Society’s fascinating lectures are back, but now they’re online. Patrick Lewis, scholar in residence at the Filson will, via Zoom, tell the story of Ben Buckner and Helen Martin, a Civil War-era couple with differing allegiances. To get a sense of how opposed they were, organizers write, “While Buckner led troops in the Union army, Martin hosted rebels in her parlor.” But still, the couple managed to stay together. Lewis will use their story to “explore broader histories that ask new questions about slavery, secession, loyalty, family, and forgiveness in Civil War Kentucky.” Register online to participate in the Zoom event.

Tuesday, May 19

Zoom
6-7 p.m. | Free
filson.simpletix.com

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