Dr. Mel Stewart Hankla might be signing his ebook ‘Into the Bluegrass’ at Kenton Tales with Spirit in downtown Maysville on Thursday, Might 18, from 6-8 p.m.
Kentucky-born and educated at Western Kentucky College and the College of Louisville, Hankla is an authority on the historical past of the Kentucky Longrifle. He’s not solely a author of word and collector, however a researcher and speaker on Kentucky heritage.
A few of his energetic historic expertise embrace being the founding father of the American Historic Companies LLC, energetic member of the Kentucky Rifle Affiliation, co-founder and previous president of the Modern Longrifle Affiliation, and editor of American Custom journal. He studied with legendary rifle smith, Hershel Home, by means of a Folks Artwork Apprenticeship grant and is a talented lengthy rifle craftsman.
Hankla portrayed Chautaqua characters Common George Rogers Clark and Maysville’s founding father, Simon Kenton for 20 years, in addition to Kentucky abolitionist, Cassius Clay on PBS documentary ‘An Audacious American’.
‘Into the Bluegrass’ highlights Hankla’s talent as a storyteller and historical past propionate. This passionate presentation of his work is enhanced by artistry in traditional images, work, and illustrations. Thirty-five years of research culminate to bear a ebook worthy of a number of re-reads.
Thursday night, this one-of-a-kind alternative to ask questions and get Hankla’s work signed begins at 6 at Kenton Tales with Spirit through the Third Thursday Late Evening Downtown Purchasing occasion.