Camp Nelson National Monument

Camp Nelson’s Civil War history laid quiet and buried for many years, until 2018 when it became a National Monument. Today, the stories of 23,000 African-American slaves, soldiers, and refugees and the roll they played in the war are finally being told.

Bill Monroe and Bluegrass Music

Sitting atop Jerusalem Ridge near Rosine, KY is the family home of William Smith “Bill” Monroe, the “Father of Bluegrass Music.” He was born near there on September 13, 1911. Bill was the youngest of eight children born to James Buchanan “Buck” and Malissa Vandiver Monroe. Buck was a farmer and saw mill operator, owningContinue reading “Bill Monroe and Bluegrass Music”