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(released July 13, 2019)
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                                                Barnyard Fun!!
                              Celebrating the

           50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
                       Saturday, July 20, 2019
                                10 a.m.-12 p.m.
                 Oldham County History Center


“One small step for man and one giant leap for mankind” – those words are forever engrained into American history and the phrase describes a moment in which the whole world watched, holding their breath as all eyes were on the United States of America. On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 and its crew of three astronauts: -Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins – blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in a 363-foot rocket. Their epic journey into space made the Apollo 11’s crew the first to land on the moon.


Earlier in the decade before his death, President Kennedy sent out a challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade ended. Mission complete. Over the next three and a half years, ten astronauts would follow in the crew’s footsteps. To celebrate this daring feat, the next Barnyard Fun!! will focus on celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing on Saturday, July 20. There will be activities and crafts related to the moon landing for families to enjoy. This event will take place on Oldham County Day from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Dahlgren Pioneer Barn at the Oldham County History Center. The History Center will have their annual Living Treasures float in the parade that day as well.


Barnyard Fun programs are offered once a month through October at the Dahlgren Pioneer Barn on the campus of the Oldham County History Center. They are free family oriented programs. Participants may arrive any time between 10 a.m. – Noon, as the programs are ongoing. All materials are provided and the programs will be led by Nancy and Ken Dahlgren. The barn is located at the rear of the History Center campus, 106 N. Second Ave. The Barnyard Fun!! programs are always held in conjunction with the La Grange Farmers’ Market & Artisan, which is normally held on Saturday mornings on the La Grange Courthouse Square from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.


The Dahlgren Pioneer Barn contains a stone fireplace for hearth cooking, a bread oven and space for special demonstrations that will be held there throughout the year such as the first Saturday of the month Cooking at the Hearth events. The hearth and chimney were hand built by local stonemason Jody Edgerton. The barn was constructed by Barrett Shirrell.


For more information contact the Oldham County History Center at (502) 222-0826 or info@oldhamcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

Oldham County Historical Society

106 North Second Ave.

La Grange, KY  40031

(502) 222-0826


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