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41st ASA Annual Conference

Re-stitching the Seams: Appalachia Beyond Its Borders

April 5-8, 2018

Millennium Hotel,
Cincinnati, Ohio

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34th Annual ASA Conference


*Acres Of Land Winery
*(859) 328-3000
2285 Barnes Mill Rd.
Richmond, KY 40475

Acres of Land Winery, located six miles off 1-75 is the ultimate in agritourism. Enjoy walking trails, horse-
drawn wagon rides, picnic areas, gift shop and more. A restaurant offers homemade regional favorites.
A 6,000 sq. ft. building and tents available for weddings, receptions, corporate meetings, picnics, family
reunions, etc. Call for business hours.

*Battle of Richmond Self-Guided Driving Tour
*(859) 626-8474 or (800) 866-3705
Richmond Visitor Center
345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475

The Battle of Richmond tour is part of the National Civil War Trust Discovery Trail. Follow the path of the
Civil War Battle of Richmond on a self-guided driving tour of the battlefields and skirmish areas. Audio
CD’s available for sale or refundable deposit. Complete tour lasts approximately two hours.

*Battle of Richmond Visitors Center and Battlefield Park
*(859) 624-0013
I-75, Exit 83
101 Battlefield Memorial Hwy.
Richmond, KY 40475

The Rogers House serves as the Battle of Richmond Visitors Center. It was surrounded by fighting during
the Battle of Richmond on August 29 and 30, 1862. Pleasant View, the home of the Armstrong family,
served as a hospital during and after the Battle of Richmond. Home and original slave quarters are
located in Battlefield Park. Open on a limited basis.
Call for hours.

*The Bennett House
*Bed & Breakfast
(859) 623-7876
(877) 204-3426
I-75, Exit 90
419 West Main Street
Richmond, Kentucky 40475

Beautifully restored 1880 Queen Anne style residence. Casual elegance describes this historic home
in downtown Richmond. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lovely paneled switch-back
staircase and stained glass windows. Bed and breakfast rooms, 2 suite cottage and reception/meetings space also available (see listing in Accommodations). Part of Richmond Downtown Walking Tour of Homes (see listing this section).

*Bybee Pottery
*(859) 369-5350
US 52
Bybee, KY 40385

Oldest pottery west of the Alleghenies. Established in 1845. World famous family pottery business. Open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm (Closed for
lunch.) Free tours upon request.

*Central Kentucky Wildlife Management Area
*(859) 986-4130
638 Dreyfus Road
Berea, KY 40403

1,688-acres. Regulated hunting. (Refer to hunting regulations). Fishing can be done from the bank. Skeet
& Trap Shooting are available. For Skeet information call (859) 986-3438.

*Daniel Boone Monument
*(859) 622-1000
University Drive, EKU Campus
Richmond, KY 40475

Located on EKU’s “Campus Beautiful,” this statue’s foot is rubbed for good luck by students and tourists.

*Deep Run Stable, LLC.
*(859) 527-6339
I-75 Exit 95 or 97
2001 River Circle Drive
(Near Ft. Boonesborough)
Richmond, KY 40475

“Saddle Up & Wind Down!” Conveniently located in one of the area’s most scenic country sides, the
heart of Daniel Boone country. Horseback trail rides, pony rides, hay rides, bonfires, picnics, and rustic
camping. Riding lessons, overnight/ long-term boarding. Closed Mondays except holidays.

*Downtown Richmond
*(859) 626-8474 or (800) 866-3705
Richmond Visitor Center
345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475

With over 100 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places and three National Register Historic
Districts, downtown Richmond is considered one of the state’s finest restored 19th century commercial
districts. Visit retail and antique stores, restaurants and historic buildings in the downtown area.

*Eastern Kentucky University
*(859) 622-1000
Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475

“The Campus Beautiful” offers over 240 degree programs and options. With five colleges and a graduate program, Eastern has a broad academic course offering. Campus walking tours available by request and feature historic buildings and sculptures. Other attractions include the Daniel Boone Monument and Hummel Planetarium’s Star Theater (see listings, this section).

*Eastern Kentucky University
*Athletic Ticket Office
(859) 622-2122
Eastern By-Pass
Richmond, KY 40475

Over ten varieties of sports. Collegiate basketball and football tickets available.

*Eastern Kentucky University
*Community & Work Force Ed. Development
(859) 622-1444
Perkins Building, Kit Carson Dr.
Richmond, KY 40475

Specializing in conference and seminar planning.

*Eastern Kentucky University
*Crabbe Library & Archives
(859) 622-1785
Kit Carson Drive
Richmond, KY 40475
Genealogical research and library archives.

*Eastern Kentucky University Greenhouse
*(859) 622-2228
Eastern By-Pass
Richmond, KY 40475

Foliage production and propagation. Rose and carnation beds. Tours available upon request.

*Eastern Kentucky University
*Meadowbrook Farm Program
(859) 622-1310 or (859) 369-7404
Meadowbrook Road (Off KY 52)
Richmond, KY 40475

Agricultural production, dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine, sheep and cropping operations. Visitors
welcome during normal business hours.
Group tours available upon request.

*Fort Boonesborough State Park
*(859) 527-3131
I-75 Exit 95
Richmond, KY 40475

Fort Boonesborough State Park features a reconstructed fort on the banks of the Kentucky River
within-site crafts such as candle dipping, pottery turning, lye soap making and welding. Also offers two
gift shops, a junior Olympic-size swimming pool, miniature golf, camping sites, a sandy beach, picnic
shelters, nature trails, historic Lock and Dam #10 on the Kentucky River and more. Bus parking and
group tours available.
Hours of operations:
Fort Tours Available April 1- Oct 31., 9 AM- 5:30 PM.
$8 adults, $5 children (6 to 12) Admission to Kentucky River Museum is included.
Children under 6 free.
Student group of ten or more $3.00.
Adult group of ten of more $4.00 each.

*Gallery On Main
*(859) 623-2747
128 West Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475

Located in the front lobby of Community Trust Bank on Main Street, downtown Richmond. Large
handmade quilt on display in bank lobby.

*Gibson Bay Municipal Golf Course
*(859) 623-0225
2000 Gibson Bay Drive
Eastern By-Pass
Richmond, KY 40475

This 18-hole, par-72, championship, 7200-yard public golf course was designed by internationally
renowned Michael Hurzdan. Built by Paul Clute & Associates. Features 33 bunkers, a driving and putting
range, plenty of water hazards, rolling greens, 4-5 tee boxes at each hole. Bus parking available.

*Hummel Planetarium and Space Theater
*(859) 622-1547
Kit Carson Drive
Eastern By-Pass
Richmond, KY 40475

Fourth largest planetarium of its kind in the world.
Public Program Hours:
Children’s Shows: Fri.,6:00 pm; Sat., 2:00 pm Main Feature: Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 3:30 pm Sunday no
programs. Special holiday programs in December. Bus parking available. Adults $4.00, Senior Citizens/
Students $3.50; Children, 12-under $3.00.

Preliminary Program
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Online Conference Registration
Online registration is closed but you may still register at the conference!

Exhibitor Registration Form
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Conference Site & Accomodations
Print a list of site accommodations

Scholarship Application
Deadline: February 7, 2011



*Irvinton House Museum
*(859) 626-1422
345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475

Historic Irvinton House is Richmond’s local museum. Exhibits include items from the community as well
as Eastern Kentucky University’s J.T.
Dorris Collection. Features one of only seven remaining Revolutionary War uniforms in the United
States. Free tours. (Adjacent to the Richmond Visitor Center.) Hours may vary please call in advance for

*Christopher “Kit” Carson’s Birthplace Maker
*(859) 626-8474 or (800) 866-3705
Tates Creek Road, 169
Richmond, KY 40475

This historic marker was established as a tribute to Christopher “Kit” Carson, the famous pioneer and explorer of the western frontier. Born on Christmas Eve in 1809, in a small log cabin in Madison County, Kit grew up to be a well-known explorer and scout. Historical information on Carson’s life is available at the Richmond Tourism Department located at
345 Lancaster Avenue.

*Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation Monument
*(859) 622-2912
I-75 Exit 87
Kit Carson Drive
Richmond, KY 40475

Sited in front of the Funderburk Building, Eastern Kentucky University.

*Kentucky River Museum
*(859) 527-3131
I-75 Exit 95
Richmond, KY 40475

Located at Fort Boonesborough State Park. Open April 1 thru October 31 daily 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Admission for the Kentucky River Museum is included with fort admission.

*Lake Reba Recreational Complex
*(859) 623-8753
Gibson Bay Drive
Eastern By-Pass
Richmond, KY 40475

450-acre recreational complex includes nature trails, 18 hole Adventure Golf Course, batting cage
facility, 10 baseball and softball fields, 9 soccer fields, 1 1/2 basketball court, picnic pavilions, horseshoe
complex, walking trails, volleyball courts, and a 75-acre fishing and boating lake. Trolling motors
permitted. Lake contains large-mouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish and red ear sun-fish. Bus parking available. Park also features Paradise Cove Swimming Pool and Gibson Bay Golf Course and Driving Range (see Golf Recreation).

*Madison County Courthouse
*(859) 624-4700
101 West Main Street, US 25 S
Richmond, KY 40475

Erected in 1849-1850, the Courthouse is one of the finest examples of Greek revival-style architecture
in Kentucky. The Madison County Courthouse lobby showcases a boulder with an original inscription of
Squire Boone’s signature dating back to 1770.

*Old Federal Building/Madison County District Court
*(859) 624-4719
359 West Main Street, US 25 S
Richmond, KY 40475

Built in 1897, the Old Federal Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

*Madison County Public Library
*(859) 623-6704
507 West Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475

The library has a total combined book collection of over 69,335 volumes and currently subscribe to over
100 different magazines and 7 newspapers. The libraries also offer audio/visual materials, photocopy
machines, fax machines for public use, children’s programs, meeting rooms, and a bookmobile service.
Open Monday 9:00am - 8:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm - 8:00pm, Wednesday and Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm; Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

*Richmond Area Arts Center
*(859) 624-4242
Lancaster Ave. and Water Street
Richmond, KY 40475

Restored historical church building which houses art displays, music workshops, children’s programs,
concerts and much more.

*Richmond Cemetery
*(859) 623-2529
East Main Street, US 25 S
Richmond, KY 40475

Largest cemetery in area. VFW Memorial, graves of U.S. Representative Daniel Breck, Cassius M. Clay
and tombstones of Civil War Battle of Richmond soldiers.
Hours of operation: 8:00am - 4:00pm Back gate is open until 5:00pm (7:00pm during summer months).

*Richmond Downtown Walking Tours of Homes
*(859) 626-8474 or (800) 866-3705
Richmond Visitor Center
345 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475

A self-guided walking tour booklet featuring over 70 historical buildings, homes and churches. Available
at Richmond Tourism and Visitor Center.

*Richmond Raceway
*(859) 623-9408
US 52 East
Richmond, KY 40475

Stock car racing every Saturday night - 8:00pm. Special events.

*Valley View Ferry
*(859) 258-3611 (menu select #1)
Tates Creek Road, KY 169
Richmond, KY 40475
Kentucky’s oldest continuous business dating back to 1785. Serves Madison, Jessamine and Fayette
counties. Monday - Friday 6:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm Free
fare. Please call ahead to confirm operation.

*White Hall State Historic House
*(859) 623-9178
I-75 Exit 95, White Hall Road
Richmond, KY 40475

Home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, fiery emancipationist, publisher and U.S. Minister to Russia. This state historic site features a 44-room Italianate mansion, shaded picnic areas, a gift shop, outside slave quarters and cook buildings.
Operating hours:
April 1 - Oct. 31, Open Wednesday thru Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Nov.1 – March 31, group
reservations only. Admission fees are $6.00 for adults, children $3.00, $2.50 students. Group rates