The students of the 2018-19 Hardin County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class met on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at a very appropriate location within Hardin County for our History Day session. Students arrived at the Brown-Pusey House that morning and networked over breakfast sponsored by Shuler Bauer Real Estate Services. Isabella Paar, Shuler Bauer Realtor, gave students a brief overview of services.
Kim Douglas and Kent Bailey served as our history day hosts. Leadership students were treated with a wonderful history lesson performed by Charlie Skees. Mr. Skees then took students on an abbreviated walking tour of downtown Elizabethtown ending at the Hardin County Museum.
Kenny Tabb briefed the class on the Hardin County History Museum and told many stories about the artifacts and memorabilia contained within the museum. Participants were then led on a tour through the facility to view the vast historical items located within the museum.
Our history day hosts then led us to the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame where we met museum staff and volunteers and were led on a tour of the awesome facility.
After lunch provided by United Bank, student groups provided Hardin County history presentations on assigned time periods ranging from the 1775-current day. The presentations highlighted a rich history of significant political and celebrity figures, historical buildings and structures, and innovations and progress within the community over time. A special thanks to guest speakers that assisted with these presentations; Charlie Skees, Barbara Profit, and Karen Blaiklock.
Sara Jo Best
Public Health Director
Lincoln Trail District Health Department