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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...

My Old Kentucky Home marks 200th anniversary of Federal Hill with culinary tours, collection additions

My Old Kentucky Home State Park is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the construction of Federal Hill mansion with new tours and new displays at the popular Bardstown historic site. Federal Hill was built by the Rowan family in 1818 and became popular because of its connection to Stephen Foster’s famous song “My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!” Visitors can tour the home and learn about the...