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Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

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100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

August 2021

Literacy in the Mountains: Community, Newspapers, and Writing in Appalachia, with Dr. Samantha NeCamp

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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For decades, the popular media has often wrongly depicted Appalachia as a place of ignorance and isolation. Dr. Samantha NeCamp takes on these misrepresentations. University Press of Kentucky lauds NeCamp’s book as “reclaim the long history of literacy in the Appalachian region.” Focusing on five Kentucky newspapers published between 1885 and 1920, Dr. NeCamp explores “the complex ways readers in the mountains negotiated their local and national circumstances through editorials, advertisements, and correspondence…reveal an engaged citizenry specifically concerned with education…and demonstrat that Appalachians are not – and never have been – an illiterate, isolated people Join us via Zoom* to come and join the conversation!
Dr. Samantha NeCamp is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati. She earned both her B.A. and M.A. in English at the University of Kentucky and received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville.
The registration deadline is 10 am on the day of the event. Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or call 502-782-8070.

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October 2021

Kentucky History Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K

October 16 @ 8:00 am
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Join us for the 6th Annual KY History Half, 10K and 5K presented by Expree Credit Union on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 8am in downtown Frankfort. The KY History Half is the Commonwealth's first half marathon that celebrates Kentucky's history.  The KY History Half is a RaceRise & 3 Sport Endurance production benefiting the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation.

Commemorative Technical/Dry Fit Race Shirts
Overall (all races) & Age Group Awards (13.1 only)
Finishers' Medals (All Races)
Scenic courses through historic Frankfort, Kentucky
DJ, Post Race Massage, & Free Race Photos
Text Alerts and RaceJoy Tracking
Race Pacers for the Half Marathon

Our PACKET PICKUP/EXPO is Friday, October 15, 2021 from 12noon-7pm at the Kentucky Historical Society (Address: 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY 40601).  For out-of-town participants who notify us in advance, we also have packet pickup on race morning from 7-7:45 a.m. at the KHS (Brown Forman Room).  All local runners will be expected to pick up their packets on Friday or have it picked up by a friend.

Partial proceeds go to the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation to support the educational programming and services of the Kentucky Historical Society.

Race routes for the Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K will be announced once approved by the city.

100 West Broadway Street
Frankfort, KY US 40601

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Frankfort Public Art

Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Commission
300 Saint Clair St., Suite 102
Frankfort, KY 40601