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Evenings Upstairs Returns: Paducah Namesakes

Doors open at 5PM library closes at 7PM

Evening Upstairs returns in-person! Join us for a presentation led by historian Roy Hensel. Each person highlighted has a street in Paducah named after him, but do you know who they were, and why they were honored with a namesake street?  Find out the answers to these questions and learn about more “Paducah Namesake” locations in places we see and drive by almost every day but may not know for whom they were named. Each has an interesting story, and you’ll find yourself saying, “I didn’t know that.”

Roy Hensel is a retired teacher and an avid history lover. Born in New Jersey, he came to the Paducah area in 1973 and has come to love his adopted home. He is presently a board member of the McCracken County Library, the Market House Museum, and the Paducah Ambassadors. He gives tours of Oak Grove Cemetery and city tours for the passengers of the steamboats which frequent the riverfront. Having served on the Market House Theatre board twice, Hensel has been acting there for almost 39 years. He also presents history programs to the local schools as well as a traveling “Hands of History” trunk of artifacts in conjunction with the Market House Museum.

For more information contact Adult Programming Coordinator [email protected]  270-442-2510 x117.

All programs are free & open to the public 


July 21
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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2nd Floor Meeting Room