If These Walls Could Talk

By |2023-02-22T21:50:49-05:00February 22nd, 2023|

One would think that the town that witnessed the birth of Kentucky would have a comfy seat from which to watch history as it happened. And one would be correct. For inside Danville buildings, American’s first documented serial killers were once held, the Father of Abdominal Surgery performed a Hail Mary on a dying woman, [...]

Soul of Second Street Festival returns to Danville in August

By |2022-07-18T19:29:50-04:00July 18th, 2022|

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Soul of Second Street Festival returns to downtown Danville on Saturday, Aug. 27. Held at Constitution Square Park, the event is a celebration of Danville’s African American legacy. “We are really excited to be back,” said program coordinator Michael Hughes. “This event means so much to the [...]

The Spirit of Second Street

By |2019-03-07T15:09:53-05:00July 3rd, 2018|

Around every corner in Danville, you’ll find a window on the past. That’s especially true if you’re turning a corner onto 2nd Street, long a business and social center for the city’s African American populace. Doric Lodge No. 18, built in 1920 with donations from its masonic brotherhood, was the anchor of the 2nd Street [...]

At Home on Chaplin Hill

By |2018-07-10T02:03:16-04:00July 3rd, 2018|

Originally constructed as a stone house in 1790 and expanded as an antebellum plantation house in the 1840s and 1850s, Chaplin Hill Bed and Breakfast, at 4221 Perryville Road in Danville, is a popular retreat on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. As you approach by the long, tree-lined drive, you’ll be impressed by the stateliness of [...]

Danville: History Lives Here

By |2022-06-06T19:34:32-04:00July 3rd, 2018|

Your day of Central Kentucky history begins on a tranquil Bluegrass morning, after a stay in the simple luxury of one of Danville’s historic bed-and-breakfasts. Perhaps you’ve stayed at Chaplin Hill, a plantation house dating to 1790, and you’re enjoying coffee in their lovely boxwood garden. Or perhaps you’ve rested, like generations before you, at [...]

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