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04 Jun

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01 Jun

CARES Grants Awarded

Kentucky Humanities has awarded $500,000 to 85 cultural organizations throughout the state through funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress.   Kentucky Humanities CARES Act Grants provide unrestricted operating and/or humanities program suppor...

16 Jan

Prime Time comes to Scottsville

Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, will bring an award-winning family literacy program to Scottsville January 23rd. Prime Time Family Reading Time will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays from January 23 to February 27, at the Allen County Public Library. The program is free and includes meals, door prizes, and educati...

06 Jan

Kentucky Humanities announces 2020 Kentucky Reads

Kentucky Humanities has selected Wendell Berry’s Hannah Coulter for its 2020 Kentucky Reads. The novel will be at the center of statewide conversations on the changes in rural America, rural Kentucky including what it means to be part of a rural community. Hannah Coulter was selected in conjunction with the arrival of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit Cross...

08 Nov

Kentucky Book Festival Reaches Students Across the Commonwealth

More than 3,000 Kentucky students will participate in KBF School Days and the KBF Master Class as a part of Kentucky Humanities’ 2019 Kentucky Book Festival. Generous support from our partners — the Face It® Movement, the Raymond B. Preston Foundation, the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation, and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels — will allow each student who participat...

08 Nov

38th Annual Kentucky Book Fair Anchors Week-Long Literary Festival

Kentucky Humanities will present the 38th Annual Kentucky Book Fair on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The Kentucky Book Fair is the anchor event of the Kentucky Book Festival taking place November 10-16. “The Kentucky Book Fair is among the longest running events of its kind in the country,” said Kentucky ...

30 Oct

Kentucky Book Festival Reaches Students Across the Commonwealth

More than 3,000 Kentucky students will participate in KBF School Days and the KBF Master Class as a part of Kentucky Humanities’ 2019 Kentucky Book Festival. Generous support from our partners — the Face It® Movement, the Raymond B. Preston Foundation, the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation, and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels — will allow each student who participates...

28 Oct

Kentucky Book Festival: Week-Long Celebration of Literacy in Lexington

Kentucky Humanities will host a week-long celebration of literacy with the Kentucky Book Festival, November 10-16. “Lexington embraced the inaugural Kentucky Book Festival last year and has become the perfect home for this week of literary events,”

24 Oct

Inaugural Kentucky Humanities Carl West Literary Award Presented

Kentucky author Wendell Berry received the inaugural Kentucky Humanities Carl West Literary Award presented in a ceremony Thursday, October 24th at the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort. Presented by Kentucky Humanities, the literary award recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact on the literary culture of the Commonwealth. The award is named in...

15 Oct

Prime Time at Hite Elementary

Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, will bring an award-winning family literacy program to Louisville October 16th. Prime Time Family Reading Time will meet Wednesdays from October 16 to November 20, at Hite Elementary School, 12408 Old Shelbyville Road. The program is free and includes meals, door prizes, and educational childcare for...

14 Oct

Prime Time comes to Garden Springs

Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, will bring an award-winning family literacy program to Lexington October 14th. Prime Time Family Reading Time will meet Mondays from October 14 to November 18, at Garden Springs Elementary School, 2151 Garden Springs Drive. The program is free and includes meals, door prizes, and educational childcar...

11 Sep

Cox's Creek Elementary to host Prime Time

Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, will bring an award-winning family literacy program to Cox’s Creek September 26th. Prime Time Family Reading Time will meet Thursdays from September 26 to November 14, at Cox’s Creek Elementary School, 5635 Louisville Road. The program is free and includes meals, door prizes, and educatio...

27 Aug

Chancey Elementary to host Prime Time

Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, will bring an award-winning family literacy program to Louisville September 17th. Prime Time Family Reading Time will meet Tuesdays from September 17 to October 22, at Chancey Elementary School, 4301 Murphy Lane. The program is free and includes meals, door prizes, and educational chil...

13 Aug

Nicholasville Elementary to host Prime Time

Kentucky Humanities, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, will bring an award-winning family literacy program to Nicholasville August 27th. Prime Time Family Reading Time will meet Tuesdays from August 27 to October 1, at Nicholasville Elementary School, 414 West Maple Street. The program is free and includes meals, door prizes, and educational childcare fo...

01 Aug

Smithsonian coming to Kentucky!

The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with Kentucky Humanities, will bring Crossroads: Change in Rural America, an exhibit examining the evolving landscape of rural American, to seven rural Kentucky communities in 2020. Kentucky Humanities has selected seven museums and libraries to host Crossroads as part of the Museum on Main Street program — a national...