Kentucky Historical Society
Second History Speaks! Program Highlights Historic Interiors
Frankfort, KY (Oct. 1, 2009)— Patrick Snadon, an associate professor at the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati, will speak about art carved interiors in the Ohio Valley on Oct. 7 at noon at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
The discussion, which is part of the Kentucky Historical Society’s Highlighting History series, is free and open to the public. Visitors are invited to bring their own lunches and enjoy complimentary desserts.
During the presentation, Snadon will discuss the work of craftsmen like the Frys and the Pittmans, who produced elaborate, arts-and-crafts style interiors and furniture that spanned a wide range of styles and carving techniques. While most of this work is in the Cincinnati area, pupils of the Frys and Pittmans—including many female woodcarvers—expanded the style into Kentucky.
Snadon’s research interests include the history of interior design and architecture, historic preservation and American architecture and interiors of the 18th through 20th centuries. Snadon currently is consulting with the National Trust for Historic Preservation on the restoration of Decatur House in Washington, D.C. and with the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation on the Pope Villa in Lexington.
The Highlighting History series includes History Speaks!, Food for Thought and the KHS Distinguished Lecture, and offers guests an opportunity to explore a wide variety of historical topics.
History Speaks! discussions are free and open to the public. Food for Thought, the second component of the Highlighting History series, is a luncheon offering delicious food and compelling conversation in a casual, thought-provoking atmosphere. Food for Thought begins its inaugural year at the end of October. Reservations are required. For more information, email Julia Curry.
The final component of the series, the KHS Distinguished Lecture, is a yearly dinner lecture. The Distinguished Lecture provides attendees with fresh perspectives on history. This year’s speaker, Dr. G. Kurt Piehler, will present “The Common Soldier in Times of War and Peace.” The dinner will take place Jan. 25, 2010.
For more information on Highlighting History, including the full Fall 2009/Winter 2010 schedule, visit the Highlighting History page on the KHS Web site.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage 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.