The Lexington History Museum lost one of its biggest champions on Friday, March 12. Joan Marie Grever, volunteer and member of the Board of Trustees, peacefully passed away Friday, March 12 from cancer. She was originally from Southwestern Kentucky and moved to Louisville in her youth. She was passionate about history, serving on many Historic Preservation boards throughout her life. In 2000, she became a volunteer of the Lexington History Museum, Inc. before the museum even opened. She worked on many projects for the Lexington History Museum, most recently researching for articles co-written by museum President and CEO Jamie Millard. As Sunday Manager, she greeted visitors with enthusiasm and was a wealth of knowledge about history.
Her passion for research will live on as she has willed her remains to the University of Kentucky Body Bequeathal Program which will later be placed in the Grever plot in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
Family, friends and fellow historians are invited to celebrate Joan’s life Saturday, March 20, at the Lexington History Museum at 2 pm.
Donations may be made to the Lexington History Museum or Hospice of the Bluegrass. For more information, contact the museum by calling (859) 254-0530.