HENDERSON, Ky. –  John James Audubon State Park’s yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary continues April 21 with the first of a series of talks on the Civilian Conservation Corp and the founding of the park during the dark days of the depression.


The free event will be held at the park’s museum.


The program speaker will be Annette Moore, who grew up in rural southern Indiana during Depression era. That experience serves as the backdrop for her book “Amazing Spirit: A Tribute to Dad.”  Born into a rich mix of Native American and European heritage, Moore will share her stories about growing up in the Midwest. She will also share lessons from her father from his experiences in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Ohio and Utah and as an Army medic in World War II.


Visit the park as Moore shares a glimpse into the remarkable work of the CCC program and life during the turbulent years of the 1930s and 40s.  The program is from 2-3 p.m.


For more information contact Alan Gehret at 270- 827-1893 or alan.gehret@ky.gov


John James Audubon State Park is the site where Audubon studied and painted birds from 1810-1819. The park is equipped with cottages and a campground, and offers many recreational opportunities, including a nine-hole golf course, 6 miles of hiking trails, fishing and more. It also has a museum and nature center that interprets Audubon’s life through a collection of his paintings and memorabilia.


The park is located on U.S. 41 in the northern outskirts of Henderson, ½ mile south of the U.S. 41 bridge over the Ohio River.





The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov



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