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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 &...

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...