Evenings Upstairs

Portrait of Governor Ned Breathitt
Evenings Upstairs – Governor Ned Breathitt: Class Act
September 12 | 7:00pm

Led by Justice Bill Cunningham. In the 20th Century, Kentucky had many great Governors. Perhaps none however possessed the courage and the class of West […]

A ghostly figure stands in the fog
Evenings Upstairs – Haunted People and Haunted Places
October 24 | 7:00pm

With Thomas Freese, Kentucky storyteller. It’s the time of the year for spooky tales! Join us as Kentucky Storyteller Thomas Freese shares true tales from […]

Native American art
Evenings Upstairs – A History of Native Americans in Kentucky
November 21 | 7:00pm

Presented by A. Gwynn Henderson, UK archaeologist and member of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission. In celebration of Kentucky Native American Heritage Month, Henderson […]

The interior of the Columbia Theatre in Paducah
Evenings Upstairs – Pulling Back the Curtain on the Columbia Theatre: Past, Present, and Future
December 5 | 7:00pm

The lights were bright on Broadway when the Columbia Theatre opened its doors in April of 1927. Men in double breasted suits and women in […]

Evenings Upstairs Series 2020 Season Kick-off: A Solo Performance with Veteran Singer, Multi-instrumentalist Terry Mike Jeffrey
January 16 | 7:00pm

Fronting his own band since the early ’70’s, he has performed all over the planet.  A unique entertainer singing musical styles from most genres all […]

Evenings Upstairs – Kennedy Comes to Kentucky
March 26 | 7:00pm

Led by Dr. Sean McLaughlin, Special Collections & Exhibit Director Murray State University  Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Despite all of his advantages, John F. […]

Evenings Upstairs – History of Bookmobile Service in Kentucky
April 23 | 7:00pm

Led by Wayne Onkst, Kentucky Writer & Retired State Librarian Co-sponsored the Kentucky Humanities   In celebration of the anticipated Spring 2020 launch of our new […]

Evenings Upstairs – The Future of News
May 14 | 7:00pm

Led by Tom Eblen, Journalist, Editor, Writer, & Photographer Co-sponsored by Kentucky Humanities Eblen, a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, will discuss […]

Evenings Upstairs – Kentucky Faith: A Treasure Chest
June 4 | 7:00pm

Led Jacqueline Hamilton, Professor of English Eastern Kentucky University Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities & The Friends of the Library Abbey of Gethsemani. Shaker Village. The […]

Evenings Upstairs – Jemima Boone: Life on the Frontier, 1762-1834
July 9 | 7:00pm

Portrayed by Betsy Smith  Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities & The Friends of the Library Jemima Boone, the fourth child of Daniel and Rebecca Bryan […]


About Evenings Upstairs
Since 1994, the flagship Adult Service program series has entertained and educated the public with performances and lectures each month.

Presenters include authors, professors, entertainers, local musical acts, and more.