Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society Offers Free High-Water History
High-water marks in Kentucky history will be the topic of Double-Feature Sunday at the Kentucky Historical Society on October 16. “When Waters Rise and Fall” features a live museum theatre performance of Of Time and Tide: High-Water History followed by the 1938 film The River. The program begins at at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and is free. Refreshments will be served.
“Of Time and Tide is a powerful memory play,” says Greg Hardison, museum theatre coordinator. “Our characters remember three significant high-water marks in Kentucky history – the floods of 1937 and 1957 and the relocation of families from the Land Between the Rivers in the 1960s.”
The River, a Pare Lorenz film produced for the Farm Security Administration, chronicles the exploration and exploitation of the Mississippi River from the Civil War through the 1920s. This historic film will be introduced by Michael Hudson, curator of A River Runs Through Us: The Rivers of Kentucky now on exhibit at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
For more information, contact Joanie DiMartino at 502-564-1792 ext. 4467.
An agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, Kentucky Military History Museum and its five-year-old headquarters, the Kentucky History Center. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar History Center has welcomed almost one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web at http://history.ky.gov or call (502) 564-1792.