The Jack Jouett House Historic Site will celebrate Patriot Day with a Civil War sesquicentennial commemorative program at 2 p.m. Sunday in the visitor center. Stuart Sanders, author of Perryville Under Fire, will present "When the Guns Fell Silent: The Aftermath of the Battle of Perryville." Admission is free. For more information, call (859) 873-7902, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Jouetthouse.org.
The Woodford County Library will present "D-day Remembrance: A Visit with WWII Veterans of Woodford County" at 6:30 p.m. June 5 at the library in downtown Versailles. Share in this panel discussion of WWII experiences of Woodford County citizens and soldiers, and hear the Casual Elegance jazz quartet play music from the era. Call (859) 873-5191 to sign up for this free program. If you have a WWII experience to share, consider being on the informal panel. Participation includes answering audience questions and talking about your experiences. Call Emily at (859) 873-5191 to participate.
Festivals join forces
The Versailles Twilight Festival, sponsored by the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce, will partner with the Roots and Heritage Festival for the Versailles Twilight & Roots and Heritage Festival on Aug. 16 in downtown Versailles.
This year's festival will begin at noon and end at 9 p.m., and will feature more than 40 vendors, horse demonstrations, a children's area and entertainment including the Jamie Nicholson Band, Young at Heart, Bluegrass Cloggers.
For more information about the Twilight Festival, contact Don Vizi at the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce, (859) 873-5122. For more information about the Roots and Heritage Festival, call George Higgins, (859) 873-5765.