Blue Licks State Park was the site of this 2nd annual conference held March 5-8, 2008. The conference was hosted by the Fort Boonesborough Foundation. George and Elizabeth Chalfant were on hand from the foundation and made everyone feel welcome.
The idea for the conference was conceived last year by Phil Gray and Bill Farmer at Fort Boonesborough. When first year participants readily agreed they would like to see the conference continue it was decided to move the location each year to encourage more participation. This year’s participants came from Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky.
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park was a great location for this second conference, located just south of Maysville in an area abounding with early Kentucky history. (www.battleofbluelicks.org) Holding the conference at a resort park was another plus. Most of the participants stayed on site and the conversations, once begun continued right through meals, after sessions and into the hospitality suite in the evening. Stephanie Gaither, Park Manager and her staff at Blue Licks were outstanding. (And three Huzzahs for the catfish served at the restaurant buffet.)