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Martin Himler: Immigrant; Kentuckian; American

June 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$35 / $30

Food for Thought: Immigrant families have shaped Kentucky from its earliest days. Martin Himler, a Hungarian immigrant who embraced life in Eastern Kentucky, founded successful businesses and served his adopted country with distinction in the OSS during World War II.

Copies of Himler’s “The Making of an American: the Autobiography of a Hungarian Immigrant, Appalachian Entrepreneur, and OSS Officer,” will be available for purchase. Royalties from book sales will support the restoration of Himler’s Martin County home as a possible U.S. National Landmark.

Speakers: Cathy Corbin is an editor and co-coordinator of the Himler Project. She edited and annotated Himler’s autobiography. Dr. Doug Cantrell is a professor of history at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. He wrote an introduction for the book.

Cost:  $35; KHS members $30.

Reservations and prepayment are required by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 21. To make a reservation call 502-782-8118. No refunds for reservations canceled after that time.

Menu:  Buffet lunch and dessert included. Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Red Skin Potatoes. Southern Style Green Beans, Salad, Rolls. Beverages choices include Iced Tea, Water, & Coffee. Dessert is Pound Cake with Fresh Berries.


June 29, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$35 / $30


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Commission
300 Saint Clair St., Suite 102
Frankfort, KY 40601