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Apr
09

Between Fences Smithsonian exhibit travels to Oldham County

Our Between Fences Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibit will close Friday at Wrather West Kentucky Museum. Next stop on the tour: the Oldham County History Center.

Located in downtown La Grange, the Oldham County History Center also hosted Museum on Main Street Smithsonian exhibit Key Ingredients: America by Food in 2006.

For Between Fences, the history center has hosted a photo contest, challenging residents to submit photos of local fences. More than 250 individual pickets have also been given out for the Paint A Picket project. These pickets are to be painted individually by all ages to celebrate “What History Means to Me” as the theme, and will be on display on the history center grounds through September, when the Oldham County Historical Society celebrates its 50th anniversary.

RoundAbout La Grange, a monthly entertainment publication for the area, highlighted the exhibit in its April issue. Read the full article here.

The Kentucky Humanities Council will also feature programs in these locations in April:

April 15: Henry Clay: Kentucky’s Great Statesman Chautauqua, 9 a.m., Northside Elementary School, Midway.

April 16: Prime Time Family Reading Time, 6 p.m., Boone County Public Library, Union.

April 16: New board member orientation, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Kentucky Humanities Council offices.

April 17: Henry Clay: Kentucky’s Great Statesman Chautauqua, Shelby County East Middle School, Shelbyville.

April 17-18: Kentucky Humanities Council board of directors meeting, Carter Caves State Resort Park, Olive Hill.

April 18: Between Fences Smithsonian Institution exhibit closes at Wrather West Kentucky Museum, Murray.

April 18: Lily May Ledford: Coon Creek Girl Chautauqua, Broadway Baptist Church, Louisville.

April 19: Emilie Todd Helm: Rebel in the White House Chautauqua, Marion County Public Library, Lebanon.

April 19: Atta kul kulla: Cherokee Peace Chief Chautauqua, 2:30 p.m. Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, Statesville, N.C.

April 20: Prime Time Family Reading Time, 5:30 p.m., Mason County Public Library, Maysville.

April 20: Henry Clay: Kentucky’s Great Statesman Chautauqua, West Middle School, Shelbyville.

April 20: Henry Clay: Kentucky’s Great Statesman Chautauqua, Eastside Middle School, Shepherdsville.

April 20: Kentucky‘s Abraham Lincoln with presenter John Kleber, Noon, Our Savior Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Louisville.

April 21: Margaret Mitchell’s Tara: Myth and Reality with presenter Diane M. Calhoun-French, 11 a.m., Melbourne Heights Baptist Church, Louisville.

April 21: Kentucky‘s Abraham Lincoln with presenter John Kleber, 6 p.m., Rowan County Public Library, Morehead.

April 21: The Derby: A Celebration of Kentucky and its Heritage with presenter James C. Claypool, 7 p.m., Williamstown Baptist Church, Williamstown.

April 23: Kentucky Clothes Closet: 150 Years of Fashionable Dressing (with slides), by presenter Sandra L. Staebell, 7 p.m., McCracken County Public Library, Paducah.

April 23: Prime Time Family Reading Time, 6 p.m., Boone County Public Library, Union.

April 23: Prime Time Family Reading Time, 5:30 p.m., Boyd County Public Library, Ashland.

April 24: Henry Clay: Kentucky’s Great Statesman Chautauqua, Clear Creek Elementary School, Shelbyville.

View the Kentucky Humanities Council’s full calendar here.

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1 Response to “Between Fences Smithsonian exhibit travels to Oldham County”


  1. 1 Susan Dunlap
    April 16, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    I am reading “When March Went Mad: The Game that Transformed Basketball,” by Seth Davis. It recounts the dramatic story of the 1979 NCAA finals, when Earvin “Magic” Johnson, leading the Michigan State Spartans to the championship game, squared off against Larry Bird, who played for the Indiana State Sycamores.

    The book brings back many memories, including those associated with how my high school basketball team in Indiana lost, big time, to the team from French Lick when matched up during regular season play. (So yes, I saw Larry Bird play live, in my high school gymnasium).

    As a transplanted Kentuckian, the book is of interest. Chapter two speaks to the summer of 1978, shortly after Joe B. Hall coached the Kentucky Wildcats to NCAA victory. The book states that Bird and Johnson were teammates for a brief time during that summer, when they competed for a team of American college all-stars that played in the World Invitational Tournament.

    The final game was in Lexington, but Coach Hall, according to the author, started Kentucky players. Bird and Magic were substitute players, if you can imagine.


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