Susan Dyer, the lovely and talented author and historian will speak to the Meade County Historical and Archaeological Preservation Society, June 10th. The topic will be the restoration of the Judge Joseph Holt mansion in Breckinridge County, and her new book “Joseph Holt Mansion: Saving and Restoring the Home of Lincoln’s Judge Advocate General,” published by Acclaim Press.
Mrs. Dyer has made the preservation and restoration of the Holt House, as it is often referred to by the local population, a cause celeb’ and wrote her first book, “Lincoln’s Advocate,” a biography of Holt. Judge Holt was the presiding Judge over the trial of the “Lincoln Conspirators.” Always the dedicated activist, when Susan found that Judge Holt was not written in to the movie, The Conspirators, she contacted producer Robert Redford and convinced him to write the judge into the script. And he did.
Susan, born at Fort Knox and a Native of Breckinridge County has received many honors and awards for her efforts, including a medal presented from the United States Army for 20 years of dedicated service, in 2017 she received the Historian of the Year Award, from Breckinridge County. Mrs. Dyer is a retired teacher of Language Arts, a lecturer and author of note. Be sure to listen for her interview on WMMG Radio’s, talk show Edgewise,” Monday June 10th, and meet her at the Meade County History Museum, 281 Oaklawn, Brandenburg, Ky., from 4:30 until 5:45 for a “meet and greet,” pre-signing event, where you can sit down and talk with her. Her presentation and book signing will begin at 6:00 and there will be time for questions and answers. Come visit the museum, meet Susan and learn about the adventure of saving and preserving the Holt Mansion. This is a rare opportunity to meet the author. All MCHAPS meetings are free and open to the public as is the museum. See you there.