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Trabue Russell House opened for Friday event

The 200th anniversary of the historic Trabue Russell House was celebrated Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Jamestown Street home. Dining tables were set up in the yard for those enjoying burgoo, beans, cornbread and fried pies. The weather was perfect for the event.

Special guest Mel Hankla, native of Russell County and founder of American Historic Services LLC, greeted those attending and signed his book, Into The Bluegrass.



Hankla is a noted collector, researcher, lecturer, and writer of Kentucky heritage. He is an active member of the Kentucky Rifle Association, is a past president of the Contemporary Longrifle Association, and editor-in-chief of American Tradition Magazine. He grew up in Jamestown, Kentucky and attended Western Kentucky University.

"Daniel Trabue," builder of the one-and-a-half-story brick home on the bluff overlooking Columbia was portrayed by Columbia historian Richard Phelps.

To tour the House, contact the City of Columbia, 270-384-2501.


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Hydrangea bouquet on the antique dining table



2021-09-19 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Pretty lavender Hydrangea graced the dining table in the historic Trabue Russell House at Friday's celebration.

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Author Mel Hankla at Trabue Russell House



2021-09-19 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Special guest Mel Hankla, native of Russell County and founder of American Historic Services LLC, greeted those attending and signed his book, Into The Bluegrass, at the 200th anniversary celebration of Columbia's historic Trabue Russell House. He will return for the Book Fair planned for October.

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Sharing the celebration with friends



2021-09-19 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Dr. Ronald and Gayle Rogers of Columbia brought their guests Kay and David Howell of Campbellsville, and Harry and Martha Scott Kight, of South Carolina, to the 200th anniversary celebration of the historic Trabue Russell House Friday. Gayle and her friends were 1971 graduates of Campbellsville High School. Pictured with them at right is Richard Phelps who portrayed Daniel Trabue at the event.

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Enjoying the Julia Miller Horton Rose Garden



2021-09-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Evie Jo and her younger brother Penn Recker played in the Julia Miller Horton Rose Garden Friday at the Trabue Russell House special event.

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Recker family at the Trabue Russell House



2021-09-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Brother and sister Jack and Lily Recker attended the Trabue Russell House celebration Friday along with their little brother and sister and their Mom from Russell County.

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Celebrating the Trabue Russell House anniversary



2021-09-22 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Friends came together to the 200th anniversary celebration of the historic Trabue Russell House in Columbia. Cheryl Jenkins, Meg Dixon, Kathy Hunt and Cheryl Tillery were among those enjoying the event Friday, September 17, 2021. At right is Mayor Pam Hoots who worked with volunteer Mary Anne Loy to organize the day.

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Historian at work



2021-09-23 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Daniel Trabue, builder of the one-and-a-half-story brick home on the bluff overlooking Columbia, was portrayed by Columbia historian Richard Phelps at the 200th anniversary celebration of the historic Trabue Russell House. If you missed getting to talk with him, Richard will be on hand at this Saturday's festival in historic Creelsboro, KY impersonating Elijah Creel.

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