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Featured Events

Feb4

Mamma Mia!

Presented by Broadway Live & The Opera House Fund.  An ultimate feel-good show... more
Feb8

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Feb13

Romeo + Juliet

Presented by the Lexington Ballet.  Swordfights and romance - this is the sizzling... more
Feb17

STOMP

Presented by Variety Live & The Opera House Fund.  Explosive, provocative,... more
Feb19

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy

Presented by RFD-TV:We've Been Thinking Tour, bringing an unforgettable night of... more
Feb29

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Mar5

Snowbird Dressage

Kentucky Dressage Association sanctioned Dressage show.... more
Mar7

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Mar10

Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove

Presented by Stonyfield Yokids Organic Yogurt.  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard... more
Mar12

Lexington St. Patrick's Parade and Festival

Leprechauns will be spotted along Main Street.  Entertainment all day.... more
Mar18

Road to the Horse/Ride the Remuda

Don’t miss the thrill and excitement of Road To The Horse in 2016. In... more
Mar26

Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Test & Dressage

CKRH has grown into a multi-faceted program that is dedicated to enriching the community... more
Apr1

Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show

The entire Lexington Center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into a... more

Aslan, the Akhal-Teke

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Aslan, shown in the photo above (which doesn't show all of his rider), is part of the Breeds Barn group at the Kentucky Horse Park.

He's also one of the oldest and most rare breeds of ...

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John Henry, Champion

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This fine portrait of John Henry, with jockeyChris McCarron, was taken by California equine photographerKatey Barrett.

It's part of a wonderful exhibit of Barrett's Thoroughbredracing ...

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Isaac Murphy

6. Isaac Murphy
(1861-1896)

Born on a horse farm in Lexington, Isaac (Burns) Murphy is well known in the history of Thoroughbred racing.  A leading jockey of his time, Murphy's family once lived in downtown Lexington on "Jordan's Row," which "faced the public square." (In 1805, Henry Clay's law office was also located on "Jordan's Row," the present day 110-112 North Upper.)  Later, Murphy lived on Megowan Street near the Thoroughbred Park.  In 1884, 1890 and 1891, he won the Kentucky Derby.  Murphy is buried in the Kentucky Horse Park cemetery on Iron Works Pike where his remains were moved in 1977.

IsaacMurphy
Photo courtesy of Kentucky State
University Special Collections & Archives

Click on each number to learn more about these 10 sites.

1. Main Street Baptist Church, 582 West Main Street
2. "Forgotten Pioneers," A doctor's office that was located at 118 North Broadway
3. Cheapside
4. Historic Pleasant Green, 540 West Maxwell Street
5. Baptism scene, between Bolivar and Scott Streets
6. Home of Isaac Murphy, Eastern Street
7. St. Paul AME Church, 251-253 North Upper Street
8. Old First Baptist site, corner of Short and DeWeese
9. Polk-Dalton Infirmary, 148 DeWeese
10. East Second Street Christian Church, 146 Constitution Street

Click on each number to learn more about these 10 sites.

Click here to the print the African American Heritage Trail in pdf format. (4 pages)

Doris Wilkinson, Retired
Department of Sociology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0027

Click here for selected references on Lexington's African American Heritage.