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5:30/4:30 pm
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Bryan Bush, Lincoln Author

Historian Bryan Bush is author of the book Lincoln and the Speeds (2008). The dual biography details the President Lincoln's deep friendship with Louisvillian Joshua Speed and the time spent with the Speed family at their local plantation, now known as Farmington Historic Home.

Bryan Bush has also been a Civil War re-enactor for more than a decades.

A native Louisvillian, Mr. Bush graduated with honors from Murray State University with a degree in History and Psychology, and received his Master's Degree from the University of Louisville in 2005.

Bryan has always had a passion for history, especially the Civil War. He has been a member of many different Civil War historical preservation societies, has consulted for movie companies and other authors, coordinated with museums on displays of various museum articles and artifacts, has written for magazines, such as Kentucky Civil War Magazine, North/South Trader, and Back Home in Kentucky and worked for many different historical sites.

Bryan Bush published his first work, The Civil War Battles of the Western Theater, in 1999. Since then, he has published a wealth of work on Civil War history in the Western Theater.

Mr. Bush also combines his historical interests with his community involvement. For five years he was on the Board of Directors and curator for the Old Bardstown Civil War Museum and Village: The Battles of the Western Theater Museum in Bardstown, Kentucky, and is on the Board of Directors for the Louisville Historical League.

In addition to the Speed family and Farmington, learn about some more obscure local ties to President Abraham Lincoln in our Louisville Life Etc.

Program 315
Former Miss America Heather French Henry talks about her new line of pageant attire; we paint the town red with artist/musician Rodney Hatfield; visit St. Matthews' eatery Lotsa Pasta; plus a look at Lincoln in celebration of the president's Bicentennial. (#315)