Kentucky Historical Society
Eleven Kentuckians Graduate from Community Scholars Program
Frankfort, KY --- Eleven Kentuckians from six counties were among the most recent graduating class of the Kentucky Folklife Program’s Community Scholars program.
“These individuals are rich cultural resources,” says Bob Gates, director of the Kentucky Folklife Program. “They have been trained to study and document the community’s diverse heritage and present it to the public through local programs and events.”
Receiving honors on Saturday, February 3 were TJ Flynn and Brenda Flynn of Flemingsburg; Joanna Hay, John Hay, Doris Thurber, and Pat Bacon of Frankfort; Laurie Wilcox and Ed Wilcox of Edgewood; Julie Anzelmo of Lebanon; Michael McCardwell of Shelbyville, and Marty Edlin of Louisville.
Since completing the intensive, experiential, six-week training, participants join a growing network of Community Scholars across Kentucky trained to use folklore fieldwork skills to document and present folk artists and oral history in their communities, including intense training in oral history techniques, community documentation, and public presentation techniques.
For more information on the Community Scholars program, contact Sarah Milligan at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4434. The Kentucky Folklife Program is an interagency program of the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Arts Council.
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, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and its headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million- dollar Center has welcomed more than one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.