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Mar 21, 2012Women in Basketball
“Women in Basketball” is presented in conjunction with the Frankfort Convention Center in honor of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women’s Basketball Tournament
, held this year in Frankfort.
The exhibition features stories of women who influenced the game of basketball from its start in 1891 to today. Visitors will have a chance to shoot some hoops as women did in 1900, then compare that to modern rules and equipment!
This exhibit is a “Let’s Move: Museums and Gardens” event, an initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama and the Institute for Museums and Libraries. For more information on “Let’s Move,” visit www.letsmove.gov
Read more about "Women in Basketball on History Burgoo
, the KHS blog.
Location: Keeneland Changing Exhibits Gallery
Runs through May 5, 2012
12:00pmAnne Shelby, Aunt Molly Jackson
Born in 1880 in Clay County, Aunt Molly Jackson was a miner’s wife, mother, midwife, political activist, union organizer, and ballad singer. She became an instrumental figure in the movement for workers rights and became an outspoken advocate for miner’s unions throughout the Depression Era. Join award-winning author Anne Shelby as she performs excerpts from her one-woman show The Lone Pilgrim: Songs and Stories of Aunt Molly Jackson and shares stories of more of her Kentucky feminist folktales. A book signing will immediately follow the program.
Reservations required by March 16 $18 for KHS members and $23 for all other patrons.
Location: Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
For more information contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org