Home Hosts Indiana National Guard JAGS Onsite Training
March 5th, 2016
The Indiana National Guard JAGS (Judge
Advocate Generals) held its Onsite Training in the Judge Joseph
Holt Home March 5, the first new reuse for the historical home.
Onsite Training program consisted of a training session partly
in Bloomington, Ind., because of heavy fog and then later at the
Holt Home, arriving in three Blackhawk helicopters. Following an
official welcome, a luncheon was given in honor for the 26 JAGS,
including the Indiana Supreme Court Justice Stephen David. There
was a short meeting in the classroom set up in the historic home
for the JAGS, a tour given by Susan Dyer - President of the
Friends of the Holt Home, and Interviews by area media.
Media covered the landing of the three Blackhawk helicopters
flying from the Guards 2002 South Holt Road location.
The home of Judge Holt, Abraham
Lincolnís top legal adviser, is undergoing exterior renovation
that will lead to complete restoration of the Italianate
structure built around 1850. Holtís most memorable role as
Lincolnís JAG occurred when he presided over the 1865 trial of
the Lincoln assassination conspirators.
Friends of the
Holt Home, Inc. received a grant from the National Trust of
Historic Preservation in 2015 for a site-use plan of what the
Holt Home will become. The home will have local, state, and
national re-uses. The non-profit organization is diligently
working to make the Holt Home a national meeting place for Army
JAGS across the nation.
The home and surrounding 19.5 acres,
were acquired by the Breckinridge County Fiscal Court in 2008
through grants from the Kentucky Lincoln Bicentennial placed in
the Kentucky Heritage Council/ State Historic Preservation
Office. The 6,225 square-foot mansion is listed on the National
Register of Historic places and is undergoing extensive
renovation. The Friends of the Holt Home, Inc. coordinate
fund-raising efforts and events for the property and work in a
cooperative agreement with Breckinridge County government.
More information is available at www.jholt-houseky.org. and
by calling 270-756-2269 or 270-756-2573. The home is located at
6205 Highway 144, Hardinsburg, Ky., 40143.
The Holt Home is
located at 6205 Highway 144 in Hardinsburg.
information is available at
or by calling 270-756-2269,
270-756-0268 or 270-756-2573.
JAGS Everywhere at the Holt Home!!!
Blackhawk helicopters returning for
Wow!!!!!!!!!! History was made at the Judge Joseph Holt
Home. Three Blackhawk helicopters landed from their
journey beginning in Indianapolis, IN.
26 Judge Advocates and the Indiana Supreme Court Justice
David attended the Onsite Training March 5, 2016!
The First New Use for the Historic Holt Home was by the
Indiana National Guard JAGS
Rick Brown, Production Manager, Wave 3TV stayed all day
to capture the history being made!!! Our thanks to Wave
3TV's Partnering for the Judge Joseph Holt Home!! The
day's event was televised March 6, on the 11:00 p.m Wave
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