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11 Jan

Welcome Aboard!

We are excited to announce four new additions to our board of directors! Sara Hemingway, Keith McCutchen, Lou Anna Red Corn, and Wayne Glover Yates were all elected in our November, 2022 board meeting. They officially joined our board on January, 1 2023. We look forward to working with them!   It is bittersweet as we say a fond farewell to our outstanding board members wh...

11 Jan

Kentucky Book Festival Bundles Now Available

The Kentucky Book Festival Book Bundle provides readers with a unique chance to engage with the work of Kentucky authors. This one-of-a-kind subscription-based experience is delivered to you four times annually and contains newly released books as well as specialty curated items such as magnets, stickers, bookmarks, or postcards. Each bundle also includes an item from Kentucky Soaps &...

17 Oct

Safe Students, Empowered Educators: Dismantling Hate & Violence in Schools

Kentucky Humanities, in partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Education Center for Professional Development, will present Safe Students, Empowered Educators: Dismantling Hate & Violence in Schools as a part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ United We Stand: Connecting Through Culture initiative.   Safe Students, Empowered Educators is a day-long worksh...

05 Jul

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Kentucky Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Arts Council, Performing Arts Readiness, National Heritage Responders, and the National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER) is hosting a series of workshops designed to help cultural institutions prepare for future disasters and learn how to b...

01 May

Prime Time comes to Paintsville

Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, will bring an award-winning family literacy program to Paintsville May 9th.   Prime Time Family Reading will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays from May 9 to June 13, at the Johnson County Public Library, 444 Main Street in Paintsville. The program is free and inc...

27 Mar

Prime Time is headed to Madisonville

Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, will bring an award-winning family literacy program to Madisonville April 11th.   Prime Time Family Reading Time will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesdays from April 11 to May 16, at the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library, 425 East Center Street in Madisonville.&nbs...

27 Mar

Prime Time comes to Nancy Elementary School

Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the Steele-Reese Foundation, will bring an award-winning family literacy program to Nancy April 10th.   Prime Time Family Reading Time will meet at 5 p.m. Mondays from April 10 to May 15, at Nancy Elementary School, 240 Highway 196 in Nancy. The program is free and includes meals, door prizes, and childcare...

07 Mar

Prime Time comes to Williamsburg

Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the Steele-Reese Foundation, will bring an award-winning family literacy program to Williamsburg March 27th.   Prime Time Family Reading Time will meet at 5 p.m. Mondays from March 27 to May 1, at the Whitley County Cooperative Extension, 4725 US 25W North in Williamsburg. The program is free and includes m...

02 Mar

Prime Time comes to Russellville

Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, will bring an award-winning family literacy program to Russellville March 7th.   Prime Time Family Reading Time will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesdays from March 7 to April 18 (no meeting on April 4),at the Logan County Public Library, 225 Armory Drive in Russellville.&n...

23 Feb

Prime Time Family Reading Training Takes Places at Cumberland Falls

On Friday, February 17th, Kentucky Humanities gathered folks from all across the state at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park to participate in our Prime Time Family Reading training. The yearly event is designed to train new participants on how to successfully implement the program in their own library, school, or community center. A total of 23 participants completed the all-day worksho...

06 Feb

KBF School Days Application Now Open

Kentucky Book Festival's School Days program welcomes online applications from Kentucky schools for the spring 2023 semester! KBF School Days brings an author to your school to speak with 100-150 students about their book, what it's like being an author, and how students can follow their own dreams toward a rewarding life. The author then meets each child and gives t...

24 Jan

Georgia Green Stamper Named to PEN America Literacy Awards Longlist

Kentucky author Georgia Green Stamper has been named to the PEN America Literary Awards Longlist for the 2023 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Stamper has been selected for her most recent collection of essays, Small Acreages.    Born and raised on a tobacco farm in Owen County, Stamper's writing celebrates the rich fabric of rural Kentucky l...

17 Jan

Free Chautauqua Programs Available for Jackson Purchase Area Schools

Kentucky Humanities is now booking free Kentucky Chautauqua programs for school children in counties in the Jackson Purchase area. This includes Ballard, Carlisle, Calloway, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken counties.   Our Kentucky Chautauqua performers bring history to life, telling the stories of famous Kentuckians. Select from a wide range of performances from Da...

17 Jan

February is African American History Month

Every February, people across the United States celebrate African American History Month. Kentucky Humanities honors the contributions of African Americans who helped shape our nation and our state's history, bringing their stories to life with our Kentucky Chautauqua performers.    Our Chautauqua performers travel to school and community organizations across the stat...

01 Aug

Kentucky Humanities to Celebrate 50th Anniversary at the Paducah Convention & Expo Center

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Kentucky Humanities, in partnership with American Queen Voyages, the Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet, the culinary arts program at West Kentucky Community & Technical College, and Paducah Bank, will host four esteemed chefs who will not only demonstrate their favorite “river recipes” but relate the stories behind the food and how cuis...

20 May

Dr. Benjamin Fitzpatrick joins Kentucky Humanities Board of Directors

Dr. Benjamin Fitzpatrick has been elected to serve on the Kentucky Humanities board of directors.    During his term on the 23-person volunteer board, Dr. Fitzpatrick will help set policies, award project grants to community organizations, and participate in fundraising to help meet the growing demand for Kentucky Humanities’ programs. Based in Lexington, Kentucky Humani...

20 May

Libby Parkinson joins Kentucky Humanities Board of Directors

Libby Parkinson has been elected to serve on the Kentucky Humanities board of directors.    During her term on the 23-person volunteer board, Parkinson will help set policies, award project grants to community organizations, and participate in fundraising to help meet the growing demand for Kentucky Humanities’ programs. Based in Lexington, Kentucky Humanities and its co...

26 Apr

Kentucky Humanities Now Accepting Applications to Host Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit

Kentucky Humanities invites museums, libraries, and historical societies in towns of fewer than 20,000 residents to host the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, Spark! Places of Innovation.    Beginning June 2023, Kentucky Humanities will bring the Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit, Spark! Places of Innovation, to six Kentucky commu...