KHS to Host Food for Thought: ‘Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth'FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 30, 2012)
— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a “Food for Thought” luncheon program, “Quakers Living in the Lion’s Mouth,” at noon Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
By tracing the evolution of white Virginians' attitudes toward the Quaker community from 1730 through the end of the Civil War, A. Glenn Crothers explores the increasing hostility Quakers faced as the sectional crisis deepened. Although his book is an examination of a small community over time, “Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth” deals with larger historical issues, such as the evolving nature of Southern identity, how religious values formed and evolved among a group and how these beliefs shape behavior even in the face of increasing hostility and isolation.
Crothers is director of research at The Filson Historical Society, an associate professor of history at the University of Louisville and co-editor of Ohio Valley History. A book signing will immediately follow the program.
The menu for the luncheon features a savory cheese ball and assorted crackers, strawberry spinach salad, quiche sampler, mixed melon salad, cheddar biscuits, lemon cake and iced tea or coffee.
Tickets to the Food for Thought luncheon are $18 for KHS members and $25 for other patrons. To make a reservation, contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414. Reservations are required by Friday, Aug. 10.
To find out more about Food for Thought and other KHS programs, visit www.history.ky.gov
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