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Experience frontier living during Carter Caves State Resort Park’s 28th annual Pioneer Life Week

Find out about frontier life in Kentucky by visiting Carter Caves State Resort Park for the 28th Annual Pioneer Life Week July 22-29. This event focuses on life in Kentucky in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Visitors can enjoy a step back in time in the Pioneer Encampment near the Carter Caves campground registration building. A display during Pioneer Life Week at Carter Caves. See re-enactors...

Presentation from ‘Aunt Jemima’ spurs Fayette teens’ frank discussion about stereotypes

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward Poignant questions and visceral remarks from more than a dozen students in the diverse audience confirmed that “Aunt Jemima and the Complexities of Race in Kentucky: A Conversation about Race Relations and Stereotypes” is highly relevant for today’s teenagers. Several students spoke of confusion, hurt feelings, and the need to challenge a variety of biases...

SCC and Kentucky Chautauqua presents Mary Todd Lincoln: A House Divided

The Somerset Community College Student Government Association, together with Kentucky Chautauqua, will present Mary Todd Lincoln: A House Divided February 16, 2015 at 11 a.m. The performance will take place on the SCC Somerset Campus, in the Citizens National Bank Community Room of the Harold Rogers Student Commons, and is free and open to the public. Trish Clark portrays Mary Todd Lincoln. (Photo...

Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain united in two Kentucky Chautauqua performances at SCC

Kentucky Chautauqua and Somerset Community College’s Student Government Association present two different performances on Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the McCreary Center in the Building 2 foyer at 250 College St. in Whitley City. The performances are free and open to the public.   Jim Sayre as Abraham Lincoln (Photo provided) Abraham Lincoln: I, too am a Kentuckian...

Kentucky Chautauqua actress, script writer bring Mary Todd Lincoln to life in Danville

Lexington native Mary Todd Lincoln will be remembered almost as if she were there in a Kentucky Chautauqua appearance by Trish Clark at the Community Arts Center at 401 W. Main St. in downtown Danville on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at noon.   Trish Clark appears as Mary Todd Lincoln. (Photo provided) Clark will portray Lincoln for the arts center’s September installment of Lunch with the Arts....

Kentucky Chautauqua performers offer look at real Kentuckians from our shared history

  Nonprofit organizations can book a program from the list of portrayals of historic Kentuckians offered through the Kentucky Chautauqua sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council for a fee of $200. The programs are available for a limited time while funding lasts on a first-come, first-served basis.   Since its inception in 1992, Kentucky Chautauqua has brought to life nearly 70 people...