Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Host Discussion of Horse Farms with Genevieve Baird Lacer
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2010) —Author and educator Genevieve Baird Lacer will discuss the work of 19th century artists Edward Troye and Thomas J. Scott at History Speaks!: “The Horses, the Farms, the Painters.” The talk will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
Lacer, author of “Edward Troye: Painter of Thoroughbred Stories,” is a Kentucky native and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. The book is her first published work and combines her three loves—art, horses and history.
At the evening presentation, Lacer will discuss Troye and Scott, the artists who painted the first visual records of Kentucky’s early sires and mares, and their abilities to capture the horses, owners and farms that began Kentucky’s thoroughbred industry.
The event is free and open to the public.
History Speaks! is part of the KHS Highlighting History series, which also includes the Food for Thought program. Highlighting History is funded with generous support from the KHS Foundation. Upcoming events in the series include Food for Thought: “What a Difference a Day Makes,” a lunch with jockey Pat Day; and History Speaks!: “How Kentucky became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers and Breeders.”
For more information on Highlighting History, including the full Fall 2010 schedule, 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, Old State Capitol and Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the website at www.history.ky.gov.