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Behringer-Crawford Museum News - Ludlow: How Transportation Transformed a City

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July 16, 2021

From: Behringer-Crawford Museum

Covington, KY -- The city of Ludlow has undergone many changes in its 200-year history. One common theme during all those years has been transportation.

In the next virtual NKY History Hour on July 28, Dave Schroeder, executive director of the Kenton County Public Library, will discuss how transportation has played a major role in the development and current reinvention of Ludlow, from the Ohio River to horse-drawn carriages, streetcars, automobiles, buses and back to the river.

Schroeder, the 2017 recipient of BCM's Two-Headed Calf Service to History Award, was named executive director of the Kenton County library in 2007. He previously was archivist for Thomas More College and the Diocese of Covington from 1996 to 2000, returning to KCPL in 2000 as the Kentucky history librarian. He serves as president of Board of the Friends of the Kentucky Public Archives and is a past member of the Kentucky Archives and Records Commission (2007-2018). Schroeder is the past chair of the Kentucky Public Library Association and past president of the Kentucky Library Association and chair of the Kentucky Public Library Association Advocacy Committee. He is also a member of the American Library Association Advocacy Committee (COLA).

NKY History Hour presentations will take place every other Wednesday evening during the summer. The sessions 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: http://bcmuseum.org/support-us/join/become-a-member.

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.

NKY History Hour - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The virtual presentation will take place via Zoom at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 28. To register and participate in the free event, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdOmgrDMsH9SYv3dyNu_uqf66lqLP4soi. 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.

For more info https://bcmuseum.dm.networkforgood.com/emails/1312925.