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Nov. 17 NKY History hour to feature discussion of research, planning involved in tribute ceremonies

On October 30, 2021, a small crowd gathered at Hopeful Lutheran Cemetery in Florence to honor deceased soldier John Swindle. A tribute was read, a marker was dedicated and a gun salute was fired.

But there was something missing — John Swindle.

Gun salute to John Swindle (Photo from BCM)

Private John Swindle, who died in Boone County, Kentucky in 1839, served with the Culpeper County, Virginia militia during the Revolutionary War. He is one of many soldiers whose remains are missing and graves unmarked, who have been honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) with a remembrance ceremony and marker centuries after their deaths.

Robin Bennett, Fifth District director and Historic Preservation Committee chairperson for the Kentucky Society DAR, will discuss the genealogical research and planning that goes into these dedication ceremonies during Behringer-Crawford Museum’s virtual NKY History Hour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17.

Registration to participate in the free event is available online.

Robin Bennett (Photo from BCM)

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.

Bennett is a member of the Boone County Archives Commission and past local history associate at the Boone County Public Library. She has also been a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution since 2013 and holds membership in the National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812. She is the recipient of the 2021 Kentucky Society DAR Outstanding Volunteer Genealogist Award.

Besides genealogy research, Bennett is passionate about historical preservation. She has organized and planned marker dedication ceremonies for six Revolutionary War Veterans who lived and died in Boone County, Kentucky.

NKY History Hour takes place every other Wednesday evening. 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.

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