F. Kevin Simon History Symposium


In the fall of 2002, the Sayre School Board of Trustees unanimously approved endowing and renaming the nationally recognized program known as the David A. Sayre History Symposium to honor its founder and director from 1985 - 2002, F. Kevin Simon.


David A. Sayre History Symposium Programs, 1985-2002

F. Kevin Simon History Symposium Programs, 2003-2016



Kevin’s vision for the History Symposium was to enhance teacher awareness of American history and to foster a heightened atmosphere of collegiality among history teachers.  Teachers have a unique opportunity to personally meet noted historians whose scholarly expertise is matched by their commitment to the teaching of history
at the secondary level.

War and Memory: American and European Perspectives on the Great War, 1914-1918

February 25, 2017

Featured Speakers:

Remembering and Forgetting World War I: Contrasting Eastern and Western European Memory
Karen Petrone, University of Kentucky

Traitors on the Homefront: Public Health and the Mass Detainment of Women in WWI America
Ashley Sorrell, University of Kent

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History Symposium 2016

Photographed on the left: speaker Ashley Sorrell; 
Kathryn Culligan Simon,
Symposium committee member;
Stephen Manella,Sayre Head of School;Bettina Morrish,
Sayre History Departmen
t Chair; and speaker Karen Petrone.



In 2002 the symposium was named in memory and honor of its founder and director, F. Kevin Simon. According to Head of School Stephen Manella, "Imagine a professional development experience that intertwines scholarly expertise, colleagiality, and intellectual stimulation all at no cost to the participants. That is Sayre's F. Kevin Simon Symposium and for nearly three decades secondary level history teachers from Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana have benefited from this unique program."







 F. Kevin Simon History Symposium
Sayre School
194 North Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
Fax: (859) 231-0508
Phone: (859) 254-1361

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