Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Host Food for Thought The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 5, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host Food for Thought: The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event, at noon Wednesday, April 18, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
Every first Saturday in May, the whole world turns its attention to the “greatest two minutes in sports” – the Kentucky Derby. What is it about the Kentucky Derby that causes people who will not see another horse race all year to pay attention? Why is the Derby more than just a horse race? Join Dr. James Nicholson for an afternoon of horse racing history: the traditions, culture and evolution of the Kentucky Derby. A book signing will immediately follow the program.
The menu for the luncheon features bourbon pimento cheese on assorted crackers, strawberry spinach salad and poppy seed dressing, Hot Brown casserole, asparagus, deviled eggs, rolls, chocolate bourbon pecan pie and iced tea or coffee.
Tickets to the Food for Thought luncheon are $18 for KHS members and $23 for other patrons. To make a reservation, contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are required by Friday, April 13.
Food for Thought is made possible by the generous support of the KHS Foundation. To find out more about this and other KHS programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, 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 the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.