Program Report: Henry Clay Weekend Colloquium
The weekend of June 17th-19th, teachers from around the country convened in Lexington, Kentucky for a TAH.org Weekend Colloquia on Henry Clay. This colloquium focused on Henry Clay’s extensive career and statesmanship during America’s antebellum period. As Speaker of the House he assumed a leading role in public affairs only relinquished with his death in 1852. Clay earned a reputation for fashioning political compromise, soothed sectional tensions and attempted to preserve the Union. Educators visited The Ashland Estate, Henry Clay’s home and enjoyed an entertaining dinner visit with Henry Clay (re-enactor George McGee) who challenged Professor Dan Monroe to a duel.