The Kentucky Collection will be premiering at Constitution Square State Historic Site’s Museum Store, Danville, Kentucky on Saturday, December 11, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (EST). The award winning Museum Store, a circa 1820 brick house, is located opposite Constitution Square on Second Street and was the residence of Dr. Alban Goldsmith, an early pioneer in medical surgery.
Recording artists Jennifer Rose will perform 1:00 p.m. - 3:00p.m. You don't want to miss this traditional Appalachian music with dulcimer and guitar accompaniment, sung by this true folk performer from Berea, Kentucky. Jennifer has seven CD’s to her credit and will signing her CD’s at the premiere. Tasty Kentucky produced food products will also be available for shoppers to sample.
The Kentucky Collection is a project of the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program, a division of the Kentucky Arts Council, Commerce Cabinet. Products in the Collection represent quality, moderately priced Kentucky crafts, visual arts, foods, books and music that are available for sale in selected retail venues around the state. Vendors are selected through an application process from the participants of the partner groups, which include the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Kentucky Arts Council, and the Kentucky Book Fair. Constitution Square State Historic Site is one of fourteen locations to incorporate the Kentucky Collection into their gift shops inventory. (See attached list of locations)
Kentucky is nationally known for high-quality crafts, visual art, food, books, and music that reflect the Commonwealth’s unique flavor, culture and traditions, and these items can make very personal and meaningful gifts. “We are honored to be associated with the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program and being chosen as one of the Kentucky Collection stores will further enhance our inventory of Kentucky handmade products”, says Brenda Willoughby, Constitution Square State Historic Site’s park manager.
For more information about the Kentucky Collection, please contact Nancy Atcher, Product Development Coordinator, 1-888-592-7238, ext. 4816 or visit the Program's site at: www.kycraft.ky.gov
Since 1981, the Craft Marketing Program's mission is to develop the state's craft industry, support and empower Kentucky artisans and craftspeople, create an economically viable environment for craft entrepreneurs, preserve the state's craft traditions, stimulate and support product development, and generate public awareness, public support and public/private partnerships.
The Program provides assistance to Kentucky residents, individuals, or groups wanting to develop as craft professionals through economic opportunities and training, to other outside entities (e.g., craft retailers, craft and art organizations, community and government agencies), and the general public. The craft industry in Kentucky contributes 252 million dollars in annual sales and Kentucky is recognized as a model state for its craft programs and its role in the $14 billion national craft industry.
KENTUCKY STATE PARKS
Barren River State Resort Park
Constitution Square State Historic Site
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
My Old Kentucky Home State Park
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Rough River State Resort Park
Falls of Rough
Kentucky Collection products are also available at
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
I-75 at Berea Exit
Diamond Caverns LLC
Mary Kinney Millinery, Inc.
The Cozy Corner