Kentucky Historical Society
KHS Film Series to Show “The Very Worst Thing” on Nov. 18
FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 11, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will show “The Very Worst Thing” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. A brief question and answer period with the director, Michael Crisp, will follow the program.
“The Very Worst Thing” is a documentary about the worst school bus crash in U.S. history. On the morning of Feb. 28, 1958, 48 elementary and high school students traveling in a school bus on U.S. Highway 23 in Floyd County, Ky., plunged into the Big Sandy River. Twenty-six children and the bus driver died, and the tragedy shook the entire nation. The cause of the wreck remains a mystery. The documentary, which was shot in 2009, provides viewers with accounts from survivors, eye witnesses, family members and other members of the community.
Crisp used information and research from the production of “The Very Worst Thing” to compile a book, “The Making of The Very Worst Thing.” The book, memorial t-shirts and other items are available at the documentary website, www.theveryworsthing.com.
Seating is limited, and advance tickets are available now. Tickets to the film series are $8 for KHS members and $10 for the general public. Admission to “The Very Worst Thing” includes the post-film discussion with the filmmaker, popcorn, soda and entrance to the KHS history campus. Contact Julia Curry at Julia.Curry@ky.gov or 502-564-1792 to reserve your spot.
The KHS Film series is part of a larger series of Thursday evening programming at KHS. Visit www.history.ky.gov and click News and Events for up-to-date information on other KHS events and programs.