largest crowd on record – 2,000 individuals -
attended the 7th
Annual Holt Home Community Day Sept. 26, 2015.
Keynote speaker Dr. Elizabeth Leonard was well received as were
other program participants. The
first-ever Civil War Baseball game played at an official
Kentucky Lincoln site was a big hit, bringing out first-time
visitors to the Holt Home. Period
music enhanced public tours of the home and views of the
Among the highlights was receipt of a Transportation Enhancement
grant for $500,000 from Kentucky and Gov. Steve Beshear.The historic home also was awarded $199,000 in tax
credits from the Kentucky Heritage Council/ State Preservation
Office, lifetime partners of the Judge Joseph Holt Home.
Representatives from “Kentucky Living”
magazine were present and plans were made for a story of the
event in 2016!
The Friends of the Holt Home, Inc., announced receipt of
a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for a
site-use plan for the historic home. One of the anticipated uses
is for the Holt Home to become a national meeting location for
the Army Judge Advocates.
The Friends’ non-profit organization received a print of
General Orders No. 100, the second Regimental Print for the
Judge Advocate General’s Corp.The print concerns Joseph Holt, President Lincoln, and
the Lieber Code - an early attempt to regulate conduct of
hostilities on the battlefield.The gift was provided by Col. Ed Bowen, Judge Advocate at
Next year’s 8th Annual Holt Home Community Day is
being planned for Sept.
Highlights from the 2015 7th Annual Holt Home Community
The Judge Joseph Holt Home awaits visitors viewing restored 1stand
windows and other improvements!
Mr. and Mrs. Vestal
Rogers, Ninth Michigan Volunteer Infantry
WXBC/ Lee Bramlett and Susan Dyer/ sharing features of the
Breckinridge County Chamber Singers
Master of Ceremonies, Hardin Co. Circuit Judge Kelly M. Easton
Breckinridge County Judge Exec. Maurice Lucas
Susan B. Dyer, President, Friends of the Holt Home, Inc.
Boy Scout Troop # 95
Picture story of Beginning Project
Breckinridge Co. Music Teacher, Kathy Tabor, playing keyboard
and directing the Chamber Singers.
Inside Holt Home, Breckinridge County Chamber Singers performing
Gifts to the Holt Home, some original items coming home!
Blue wall paper from France remains, wall coverings to be
Spiral stair case ( East wing)
Spiral stair case (
West wing) Unique for Kentucky to have two spiral cases.
Alison O’ Donoghue Mattingly, and Paul Joseph O’Donoghue,
performing period music.
Renovation for Holt Home in 2015 captured through pictures and
Bob Bell, from the 12thRegimental
Colored Heavy Artillery, Camp Nelson, KY & Gordon Brandenburg
with the14th Kentucky Light Artillery
14th Kentucky Light Artillery cannon firing throughout the day!
Back side ( Restored kitchen roof, dormers, trim, and guttering)
President and Mary Todd portrayed by Larry Elliott and Mary
The Lincoln’s guest of the Holt Home
European Organ Grinder/ entertained crowd for the Civil War
The President and First Lady visiting the Ninth Michigan
Volunteer Infantry with Bob Bell
Joseph Holt, Lincoln’s Advocate portrayed by Judge Kelly Easton
posing with President & Mrs. Lincoln
Band Brass Quintet “ Dragoon Brass” playing patriotic music
KY Home Guard Brass Band
Breckinridge County Chamber station, Executive Director,
Jonathan Bennett, Coach of the Civil War Baseball game
The President with the Holt Home Tour guides
Pictured……….Kentucky State Representative Dean Schamore, Susan
Dyer, President, Friends of the Holt Home , Inc. Maurice Lucas,
Breckinridge County Judge Executive, and Deputy Chief of
Staff for Governor Steve Beshear, Shannon Tivitt
$500,000 Transportation Enhancement Grant for Phase II continues
for the Holt Home renovation. Thanks to Kentucky and
Governor Steve Beshear.
Bob Bell speaking about how Judge Joseph Holt helped former
slaves to become Union soldiers which also freed their families.
A crowd favorite is to be photographed with the Lincolns!
Veronica Ent with the Lincolns, Breckinridge County Exec.
.Director of the Chamber.
Sherry Stith, Secretary/Treasurer, Friends of
The Holt Home, Inc.
Jonathan Bennett, Coach for the Civil War Baseball game.
Deputy Secretary of Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet
spoke about the vision for the home
Craig Potts, Executive Director of the Kentucky Heritage
Council/ State Preservation Office. The Holt Home received
$199,000 in tax credits from the Kentucky Heritage Council/
State Preservation Office at the Holt Home Community Day,
Kentucky State Representative, Dean Schamore, House District 10
Susan B. Dyer, President , Friends of the Holt Home, Inc.
COL E. Edmond Bowen, JR Staff Judge Advocate
Key-note Speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Leonard, Professor of History,
Speakers for the event
Line up of the first ever Civil War Baseball game at an official
Kentucky Lincoln site.
Lincoln throws out the first pitch
Lincoln engaged in the game!
Greg "Preacher" Shannon is ready to pitch for the White Team!
The Breckinridge County Vintage Base
Ball Club is ready to take the field!
Cody "Rooster" Pile talks with some
of the "cranks" (aka fans/spectators).
The Maroon Team is ready to bat!
Dalton "Ol' Dad" Payne plays "behind"
(aka catcher) for the White Team!
Civil War Era Baseball Game played at the 7th Annual Community
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