Highlighting HistoryFood for ThoughtReserve your place for this luncheon and enjoy delicious food and compelling conversation in a casual and thought-provoking atmosphere. Wednesday, March 20, noon
Pine Mountain Settlement School
Located in the mountains of Appalachia in Southeastern Kentucky, Pine Mountain Settlement School was an early source of education for the mountain youth of the area, offering a hands-on approach to education that continues to be a model for today’s schools. Join Nancy Adams, executive director, and Dr. James Greene, Harlan County curriculum supervisor, as they discuss the important role this school has played in the community. Reservations required by March 15.
Wednesday, April 17, noon
Whither Kentucky Civil War and Reconstruction Scholarship?
Kentucky’s broad and symbolic importance in the Civil War has received surprisingly little attention from professional historians, whether traditional academics or those who engage directly with the public. Fortunately, this gap is being filled by a wealth of recent studies that explore Kentucky’s Civil War experiences in relation to politics, economics, law, gender and the military. Dr. John David Smith, professor of American history at UNC Charlotte, discusses where Kentucky Civil War era scholarship stands today and where future investigation may lead. Reservations required by April 13.
Wednesday, May 15, noon
The Feuds of Bloody Breathitt Kentucky’s Untold Story
When one thinks of Kentucky feuds, most often they think of the famous feud between the Hatfields and McCoys of Pike County. In Jerry Deaton's book "The Feuds of Bloody Breathitt," you take a journey back to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, but to Breathitt County, to hear the story of forgotten feuds that raged for more than 40 years. Join Deaton, a direct descendent of a feuding family, as he relives history from some of Breathitt County’s most colorful characters. Reservations required by May 10.
Wednesday, June 19, noon
Wednesday, July 17, noon
Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage
Historian Michael R. Veach reveals the true story of bourbon in "Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey." Starting with the Whiskey Rebellion of the 1790s, Veach traces the history of this unique beverage though the Industrial Revolution, the Civil War, Prohibition, the Great Depression and up to the present. A book signing will immediately follow the program. Reservations required by July 12.
*Each Food for Thought event is $20 for KHS members
and $25 for all other patrons. Contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to make reservations.
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