The “Raisin”—short for the River Raisin that runs by the site—was the first national battlefield park devoted to the War of 1812. And it’s no Gettysburg, but rather a small patch of “brownfield” - ground contaminated by industry - south of Detroit. Thursday at 7 p.m. the McCracken County Public Library hosts author and historian Eddie Price for its Evenings Upstairs program - titled "Remember The Raisin!" Kentucky's Contribution in the War of 1812. Mr. Price joins Kate Lochte for a preview.
Davies County native, retired teacher - author- and historian - Eddie Price presents a program titled "Remember the Raisin" - Kentucky's Contribution in the War of 1812 - in the McCracken County Public Library's upstairs meeting room this Thursday at 7 p.m. The Library's at 555 Washington Street in Paducah. The program is free. Mr. Price is part of the Kentucky Humanities Council's Speakers Bureau and the Kentucky Storytelling Association.