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Kentucky Council on Archives Holds Semi-Annual Conference at SAR Genealogical Research Library

On May 20, 2011 the SAR Genealogical Research Library was buzzing with archivists. The Kentucky Council on Archives (KCA) held its semi-annual meeting in the library, where archivists, librarians, and record managers from across the state came together to discuss issues that affect Kentucky’s archivists. KCA is a state-wide organization that supports all types of archives and serves as a platform for archives professionals to share ideas. Around 50 people attended, making it one of the most successful in recent memory.

SAR Genealogical Research Library to Offer New Summer Hours & Genealogy Workshops


SAR Genealogical Research Library

Louisville Genealogical Society Tours the SAR Genealogical Research Library


LGS Members

NSSAR on Exhibit at Louisville International Airport


Items relating to genealogy and SAR programs are on display in this case.

The Cultural Consortium Holds Monthly Meeting at the SAR Genealogical Research Library

On February 17, 2011, representatives of the top cultural institutions from across the region held their monthly meeting at the SAR Genealogical Research Library in Louisville, KY.  The Cultural Consortium is a group of organizations whose goal is to support one another in the production and implementation of programming geared toward local area school groups.  Members of the consortium meet to discuss collaboration opportunities, best-practice procedures and other issues that face cultural institutions in the region.

Cornerstones of Freedom & Sons of Liberty-1775, by James Muir Now on Exhibit

Cornerstones of Freedom & Sons of Liberty-1775, by James Muir Now on Exhibit at the SAR Genealogical Research Library & NSSAR Headquarters.
James Muir, an SAR member, is a renowned bronze sculptor of allegorical art from Sedona, AZ. His work is featured in universities and cultural institutions across the country, including West Point Military Academy and the Thomas Jefferson Library.
Cornerstones of Freedom

Compatriot U.S. Presidents Exhibit at the SAR Genealogical Research Library

Did you know that 16 U.S. Presidents became members of the SAR?

The SAR Genealogical Research Library is proud to now feature a display of the portraits of all 16 Compatriot U.S. Presidents. This exhibit was made possible by the generous support of the George Washington Endowment Fund. The portraits are mounted on custom-built cherry shelves that match the other woodwork in the library.  While this exhibit was previously displayed at the National Headquarters on 4th Street, it now has been updated and moved to the new library.
Display at Library of Compatriot Presidents

Revolutionary War Images Bring Photo Identification Expert & Author Maureen Taylor To SAR

Internationally known photo identification expert Maureen Taylor will address SAR members and conduct an education program for area students in March during her visit to Louisville, Kentucky.  Taylor has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s The View, and NPR. She travels extensively giving presentations on photo identification, photo preservation, and family history. On Friday, March 11, at the SAR Leadership banquet she will share with SAR members her latest book The Last Muster-Images of the Revolutionary War Generation.

Last Muster Cover

Moving to the new library

This video highlights the move from the Old Library to the New Library on Main Street in Downtown Louisville.  The video includes:

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