Louisville-Thruston Chapter
Kentucky Society, Sons of the American Revolution


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Welcome to the home page of the Louisville-Thruston Chapter of the Kentucky Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Our members, known as Compatriots, remember and honor our patriot ancestors who gave us our freedom and created a new, independent nation. Their sacrifices are the inspiration for our work in promoting history, education, good citizenship and worthwhile contributions to society.

We always have a warm welcome for new members. If you would like more information about joining the SAR and the Louisville-Thruston Chapter, please click on our how to join page. Membership is open to any adult male of good character who is a lineal descendant of a Revolutionary War soldier or patriot.


The Battle of Blue Licks, fought on August 19, 1782, was one of the last battles of the American Revolutionary War. The battle occurred ten months after Lord Cornwallis's famous surrender at Yorktown, which had effectively ended the war in the east. On a hill next to the Licking River in what is now Robertson County, Kentucky (but was then in Kentucky County, Virginia), a force of about 50 American and Canadian Loyalists along with 300 American Indians ambushed and routed 182 Kentucky militiamen. It was the last victory for the Loyalists and Natives during the frontier war.

Special Announcements / Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - KYSSAR State Meeting - Blue Licks State Park:  10299 Maysville Rd, Carlisle, KY 40311
Phone: (859) 289-5507   BOG: 9:00—9:30 AM Meeting: 9:30—2 PM (CST).  Lunch: 11:45—12:45 (CST)  Cost: $17.50 at the door Send reservations to:   Richard Bierman, KYSSAR Treasurer 9302 Springbrooke Circle Louisville, KY 40241

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Constitution Day Meeting - Louisville, KY: Saturday, September 17, 2016.  The Pendennis Club  218 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY  (Free parking adjoining the Pendennis Club)  Featured Speaker:  Jemima Boone: Life on the Frontier portrayed by Betsy Smith    $25.00 per person.
Registration @ 11:00 a.m.   Meeting Starts @ 11:30 a.m.  Lunch @ 12:15 p.m.
Luncheon menu offers choice of (1) Kentucky Hot Brown with Chef’s Vegetable or (2) Grilled Chicken with Hunter’s Sauce (or other sauce) with Chef’s Vegetable and Starch, each served with a House Salad with/2 dressings, warm rolls, coffee, tea & water. Peppermint ice cream.

Thursday, September 29 - Sunday October 2, 2016 NSSAR Fall Leadership Conference - Louisville, KY: Details to follow.

Friday, December 9, 2016 - Louisville Thruston Christmas Dinner - Louisville, KY: Details to follow.

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