The below is the script for Season 5, Episode 1 of our podcast, Dime Stories. Listen to the episode on Anchor, Google Podcasts, or Spotify. “Stand on the southern bank of the Ohio River at its confluence with the Scioto River in 1758 and watch the Shawnee women pulling weeds and tending crops for theContinue reading “Kentucky in the Eyes of Women: Nonhelema Hokolesqua”
Tiffany interprets Elizabeth Gossom Roberts’ sampler, comparing it to a recent interpretation from her forthcoming book.
The Kentucky Museum is thrilled to welcome Jackson Medel as the Luce Term Assistant Curator. In this interview, Medel talks about his work.
Welcome to the Spring 2021 term, everyone! We are thrilled to be back on campus, hard at work on new exhibits, programs, and collaborative projects. Already this month, we’ve been hard at work getting ready to open to the public and preparing collaborations with WKU faculty and students. Here’s a roundup of some recent happenings at the Kentucky Museum.
Tiffany discusses data on why the arts matter to our communities, reflecting on 2020 and the road ahead.
The woman in this icon is a mysterious figure. Thought to have lived in the 3rd century, in present-day Lebanon, no reference was made to her until the 7th century and, even then, doubts continued to the present day. Yet hagiographies (biographies of the saints) continued to mention her, possibly filling in details of herContinue reading “The Girl in the Tower”
Listen, lords, in bower and hall, I sing the wonderous birth Of brave St. George, whose valorous arm Rid monsters from the earth -“The Birth of St. George” as recorded by Thomas Percy in Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) St. George is celebrated across Europe, hailed as a religious martyr, dragon-slayer, and knight inContinue reading “Dragon Slayer”
On this day, sixty years ago, the youngest man was elected to our nation’s highest office. His name was John F. Kennedy. John was a born-and-bred American, of Irish descent, who had been educated at Harvard and served in the United States’s Navy in World War II. In 1943, when his PT boat was rammedContinue reading “Remembering President Kennedy”
Knowing Teresa’s life helps to interpret this painting, held by the Kentucky Museum.
History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care. Today, women own only 40% of businesses inContinue reading “She’s Got Style”