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Society to meet

Society to meet

Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009 4:58 pm

 April 20, 2009

The Jackson Purchase Historical Society will meet Saturday at 11 a.m. at Whaler’s Catch Restaurant in downtown Paducah, Ky.

The lunch will be $12, tax and tip included, and the guest speaker will be Betty Dobson, past president of the Upper Town Heritage Foundation Inc., who will tell the story of Maggie Steed, an African-American businesswoman who built the Hotel Metropolitan. Ms. Dobson will discuss how the hotel was obtained, renovated and turned into a museum. A tour of the Hotel Metropolitan will be available for those interested. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call (270) 251-9859.