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The McCracken County Public Library presents: Evenings Upstairs Series Paducah Namesakes with Roy Hensel ​



Evenings Upstairs Series Returns to -in-house in July with a presentation about Paducah Namesakes led by historian Roy Hensel.

Thursday July 21, 2022

5:30 PM in the 2nd floor meeting room

(doors open at 5PM library closes at 7PM)

What do these three men have in common?

Each 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. 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 William Clark Market House Museum.