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KY Historical Society wants your proposal for collection of oral histories about food traditions

The Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOCH) is commemorating “The Year of Kentucky Food” with the Kentucky Foodways Oral History Project. KOHC wants to collect oral histories of past and present food traditions in Kentucky and to involve people all over the commonwealth in the project -— as interviewers and interview subjects. Completed interviews will be part of the Kentucky Historical Society...

More than 80 years of Kentucky history in pictures on display at 
the Kentucky Crafted Market

Showing Kentucky’s history through photographs is the goal of the Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project (KDPP), and work from that initiative will be on exhibit during The Kentucky Crafted Market, March 2-4 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Photos in the exhibit document three separate time periods in Kentucky’s history – 1935-43, 1975-77 and a more contemporary project that...

Capitol Education Center will now be known as the Jane K. Beshear Education Center, after first lady

The Capitol Education Center has been renamed in honor of First Lady Jane Beshear and her “vision and dedication” to creating the energy-efficient visitor and learning center, Gov. Steve Beshear announced. Jane Beshear The Jane K. Beshear Capitol Education Center, as it will now be known, opened in Feb. 2013 and serves as an education and welcoming facility for the more than 60,000 students,...

In Rare Form: Black Swan Books weathers changing landscape to celebrate 30 years

Black Swan Books owner Michael Courtney is celebrating the store’s 30th anniversary with a limited edition poem letter-pressed with handset type on handmade paper. (Photo by Alan Cornett)