Historical Society Gala
to be honored
at fourth annual dinner in La Grange
couple has been instrumental in many facets
of the History Center, research
(September 2005) Bill and Dorothy Lammlein, longtime contributors
and instrumental in establishing the Oldham County History Center Museum,
will be honored Sept.30 as Champions of Oldham County History
at the historical societys annual Gala. The formal event has been
moved this year to an outdoor setting on the grounds of the History
Center, rather than at The Olmsted in Louisville, where it had been
held in past years.
and Dorothy Lammlein
will be the honorees Sept. 30.
The Lammleins will be presented with the J.
Chilton Barnett Champion of Oldham County History Award, named
for the late Barnett who promoted the countys history and whose
rare whiskey jug collection will go on display at the museum.
The Lammleins have offered their time and talents to the historical
society for many years, since moving to the area several years ago.
They reside on a farm in Trimble County.
In 1996, Dorothy helped organized the countys history book, History
and Families-Oldham County, Kentucky: The First Century, 1924-1924.
She was also the executor of the J. Chilton Barnett estate and managed
the sale of his collections to benefit the historical society. Barnett
died a short time after the History Center Museum opened in August 1999.
An endowment in Barnetts name continues to support the historical
Bill is an architect who has been instrumental in establishing the historic
districts for La Grange. He supervised the renovation of both the Mount
and Duncan buildings for the historical societys archives and
The Lammleins helped to place more than 125 properties in Oldham County
on the National Register of Historic Places. Dorothy is now working
with Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood to preserve the history of the late
horticulturalist Theodore Klein. Bill serves on the Yew Dell Gardens
The Lammleins are members of various preservation groups, business organizations,
and Bill has served or is serving on local and county government boards.
The Lammleins will share the award with their family, which includes
daughter Valerie; son-in-law, Maxwell Shannon; son, William; daughter-in-law,
Stacy; and five grandchildren.
Sept. 30, under a tent on the grounds of the Oldham County History
Center, La Grange
Historical Society Gala
7 p.m. reception; 8 p.m. catered dinner
Presenting the Champions of History Award to Bill and Dorothy
Lammlein; silent and live auctions; music by Kasi & Friends;
opening of the J.Chilton Barnett Whiskey Jug Collection
Tickets: $125 per person by reservation
Oldham County residents Bill and Nancy Samuels will preside
over this years Gala as honorary co-chairs. Bill Samuels Jr. is
president of Makers Mark Distillery, and both are descendants
from two of Kentuckys oldest distilling families.
The theme for this years Gala is The Prohibition Ball
and includes the opening of Barnetts whiskey jug collection, which
features 469 jugs and crocks of various sizes, almost all from Kentucky
distilleries. The evenings events will include a dinner catered
by The Silver Spoon, with many dishes offering a bourbon theme.
There will be an open bar, entertainment by jazz artist Kasi and Friends,
plus live and silent auctions. Auctioneer Kenneth Hays of Hays &
Associates will conduct the live auction.
Up to 250 people can be accommodated under the Gala Tent, said said
executive director Nancy Stearns Theiss.
Proceeds from the event, which typically generates close to $50,000
annually, goes into the historical societys general operating
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