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10 Nov

Kentucky Humanities announces 2022 Kentucky Reads

Kentucky Humanities has selected Bobbie Ann Mason’s Dear Ann for its 2022 Kentucky Reads. The novel will be at the center of statewide conversations on nostalgia, the choices we make and how they affect our lives, and thinking back on the road not taken. Kentucky Reads will offer 50 scholar-led discussions of Dear Ann to community organizations throughout the...

14 Sep

The Smithsonian comes to Madisonville

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts and Kentucky Humanities will examine the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government “of, by, and for the people,” and how each generation since continues to question how to form “a more perfect union.” The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, ...

03 Sep

Prime Time comes to St. Matthews

Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, and the Wood and Marie C. Hannah Foundation will bring an award-winning family literacy program to St. Matthews September 7th. Prime Time Family Reading will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays from September 17 to October 12, at the Louisville Fre...

26 Jul

Kentucky Humanities Awards More Than $800,000 through American Rescue Plan

Kentucky Humanities has awarded $800,382 to 51 cultural organizations throughout the state through funds from with National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Joseph R. Biden. Kentucky Humanities ARP Grants provide funding to museums, archives, historic sites, and other...

22 Jun

The Smithsonian comes to Loretto

The City of Loretto and Beautify Loretto in partnership with the Loretto Heritage Center and Kentucky Humanities will examine the resilience of rural Marion County through the ups and downs of the last century. The local exhibition of photos, interviews, and multimedia presentations enhance the Smithsonian traveling exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America, which focuses on how r...

07 Jun

The Smithsonian comes to Somerset

Kentucky Humanities, the Center for Rural Development, and the Somerset-Pulaski Economic Development Authority (SPEDA) will examine the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government “of, by, and for the people,” and how each generation since continues to question how to form “a more perfect union.” The Smithsonian Institutio...

07 Jun

Prime Time comes to Hindman

Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Steele-Reese Foundation, will bring an award-winning family literacy program to Hindman June 15th. Prime Time Family Reading will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesdays from June 15 to July 20, at Hindman Settlement School, 51 Center Street in Hindman. The program is free and includes meals, do...

12 May

The Hopewell Museum to host Smithsonian’s Crossroads

The Hopewell Museum and Kentucky Humanities will examine how an attraction to, and interaction with, the land formed the basis of rural America. The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America, which opensSaturday, May 22, focuses on how rural communities and small towns evolve.   The exhibit will be on display at The Hopewell...

12 May

The Portland Museum to host Smithsonian’s Voices and Votes

The Portland Museum and Kentucky Humanities will examine the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government “of, by, and for the people,” and how each generation since continues to question how to form “a more perfect union.” The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, which opens Sat...