Kentucky Commission on Women Seeking Nominations for Annual Kentucky Women Remembered Honor
FRANKFORT, KY--The Kentucky Commission on Women (KCW) seeks nominations of exceptional Kentucky women for Kentucky Women Remembered, an exhibit of watercolor portraits in the Capitol. Nominations for Kentucky Women Remembered must be submitted by November 5, 2004. The nomination form is available on the KCW Web site at www.women.ky.gov.
Kentucky Women Remembered began in 1978 and consists of portraits depicting outstanding women in Kentucky’s history. The exhibit found a permanent home in the West Wing of the Capitol in 1996 after many years of traveling around the state. Thousands of visitors to our state Capitol view the portraits each year and learn about the heritage and contributions of Kentucky Women.
Kentucky citizens nominate women to be honored and, from those nominations, KCW board members select the women to be added to the exhibit. The newest portraits will be unveiled at a formal ceremony held in the Capitol Rotunda in March 2005, which will also serve as the official kick-off of Women’s History Month.
Nominees must have been born in or spent a significant part of their lives in Kentucky and may be living or deceased. Nominees’ actions or achievements should have impact outside their communities or should have increased the status of women in some significant manner. This exhibit honors outstanding Kentucky women and their lifetime achievements. Therefore, nominees should have reached the pinnacle of their careers or other chosen pursuits.
Past honorees include Frontier Nursing Service founder Mary Breckinridge, Olympic gold medalist Mary T. Meagher Plant, former Kentucky state senator Georgia Powers, former Kentucky state representative Mae Street Kidd, and singer/songwriter/author Jean Ritchie.
For more information, please visit our Web site at www.women.ky.gov or call Ashley Bratcher at (502) 564- 6643 or Cynthia Blevins Doll at (502) 562-7367.
The Kentucky Commission on Women works to improve the status of the women of Kentucky, educates the public about issues and challenges pertaining to women, and acts as an informational clearinghouse for women around the Commonwealth.