Kentucky Historical Society
Sallie Bingham to Speak at Kentucky Historical Society Nov. 13

Press Release Date:  Monday, November 02, 2015  
Contact Information:  Janene Zaccone
janene.zaccone@ky.gov
502-564-1792 ext. 4490
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2015) Author Sallie Bingham will present “Weaving the Past into the Present: Family Documents through the Fiction Writer’s Perspective,” Friday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Bingham will talk about her experience in discovering the letters, diaries and writings left by her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, which she turned into the book, “The Blue Box:  Three Lives in Letters.”

 

These women left a strong tradition of writing which continues with Bingham – who has written extensively – and her niece, Emily.

 

The Kentucky Book Fair and the Kentucky Historical Society are presenting the program, which will appeal to writers, historians and genealogists who share the interest of bringing the past to the present and the discoveries that one makes in doing so.

 

Bingham will sign copies of her book, which will available for sale at the event. She also will be at the Kentucky Book Fair Nov. 14 at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St.

 

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The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit history.ky.gov.