Kentucky Historical Society
KHS Presentation Explores How Frontier Society Kept Its Thumb on Women
Ky. (Sept. 17, 2013) —
role of women during Kentucky’s male-dominated frontier days is the
focus of a thought-provoking presentation by 2011 Governor’s Award recipient
Craig Thompson Friend. The free event will be held at 10:30 a.m., Sept. 28, at
the Kentucky Historical Society’s Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
Kentucky's Female Frontier: Nonhelema Hokolesqua, Jemima Boone Callaway and
Matilda Lewis Threlkeld” will reveal how, in the years spanning the 1750s
through the War of 1812, the people who lived in and around Kentucky were
immersed in a culture that exalted war above work, force above reason and men
will explore the ways in which the frontier impacted women's lives — and how history’s storytelling of this period fails
them, he says — through the eyes of three historically prominent women.
Friend is the CHASS distinguished graduate professor and
director of public history at North Carolina State University. He received the Governor’s
Award for his book “Kentucke’s Frontiers” (Indiana University Press, 2010). Established in 1979, the Governor’s Award is presented
every four years to the author whose book has been judged to have made the most
significant contribution to Kentucky history. The award is presented jointly by
the Office of the Governor and the Kentucky Historical Society.
Space is limited at
this free event, so reservations are recommended. Make yours by calling the KHS
Library Reference Desk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460.
agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the
Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping
people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history by providing connections to the past, perspective on the
present and inspiration for the future. 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 the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.