Kentucky Derby History and Traditions

20 S Eastern Ave Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 722-1420
Dates: May. 3, 2023
Location: Jacob Henry Mansion, 20 S Eastern Ave, Joliet, IL 60433

First run in 1875, the Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously running sports event in the nation. But that's only one reason we love it. In this lively illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard traces the history of the Kentucky Derby, looking especially at the traditions that make it so beloved. Put on your fancy hat, grab a mint julep and get ready to learn what makes the first Saturday in May so special. Admission Price: $50 Reservations are required: Please call (815) 722-1420 or email

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