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Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the American South

In the decades after the Civil War, Breathitt County, Kentucky, was the scene of numerous instances of individual and mass violence. Join us as historian Bob Hutton discusses his 2013 book examining this turbulent period in the county’s history, and exploring the reasons this violence was characterized in popular media as a “feud.”  As Hutton’s work reveals, the story of “Bloody Breathitt” remains highly relevant to discussions of violence in the present day.  Come and join the conversation.

Cost: $8.00, KHS members $5.00. Payment will be taken the day of, at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Dessert and coffee will be served. Reservations not required unless ordering a boxed lunch. Price includes museum admission so feel free to explore our exhibits the rest of the day!

Participants are welcome to bring a lunch if desired, or may order a boxed lunch for an additional $10.00.

Boxed lunch orders and payment must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 27. Lunch orders canceled after 5 p.m. on Friday, September 27 will not be refunded. To order call 502-782-8118 or emailing KHSeducation@ky.gov.

Options:

  • 3 Peas Turkey Club, served on a butter croissant with sharp cheddar, baby Swiss, crisp bacon, green leaf lettuce, and Roma tomatoes. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie, and a soft drink or bottled water.
  • 3 Peas Classic Pimiento Cheese (vegetarian), served on a butter croissant with green leaf lettuce and Roma tomatoes. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie, and a soft drink or bottled water.

Gluten-free options available – please indicate when you order if a gluten-free lunch is needed.

Details

Date:
October 4
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Kentucky Historical Society
Phone:
502-564-1792

Venue

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, 40601 United States
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Phone:
502-564-1792
Website:
https://history.ky.gov