DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
2601 Richmond Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40509
Parking: Please use the lot behind the DoubleTree.
A conference shuttle will be available from the hotel to both the Opening Reception and the Monday evening event - please check at the registration desk for more information.
Directions, Parking and Maps
- Keeneland Library Tour. Established in 1939, the Keeneland Library is a public research/reference library that is one of the world’s largest repositories of information related to the Thoroughbred. For its contributions to the Thoroughbred industry, the Library received the 2002 Special Eclipse Award. The Library houses nearly 30,000 books, approximately 1 million photographic negatives and thousands of newspaper and magazine articles about all aspects of the equine industry.
- King Library Press Tour, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center (contact: Colleen Barrett, ). The King Library Press, founded at the University of Kentucky in 1956 by a group of librarians who started printing books during the lunch breaks, is devoted to the tradition of fine printing and still heavily influenced by Victor Hammer. Now run by Director Paul Holbrook and a plethora of loyal volunteers, the press regularly produces ephemera to benefit the university in addition to previously unpublished or out of print books. Attendees will be guided through the press’ rich history and variety of printing presses from all time periods before producing a printed souvenir should time permit.
- Gwen Curtis Map Collection Tour, University of Kentucky Science Library (contact: Sarah Watson, ). The Gwen Curtis Map Collection houses the largest research map collection in the state of Kentucky. Featuring an array of materials, ranging from historical Sanborn maps of major Kentucky cities, Kentucky aerial imagery, Army Map Service maps from WWII, National Park Service maps, and an assortment of national and international maps. Additionally, the Collection houses a large selection of historical and contemporary atlases. Attendees will be guided through some of the most unique and significant maps that are housed in the Collection.