Kentucky's Cultural Ambassadors to the World

Bourbon - And A New Oral History Project

Kentucky's Cultural Ambassadors to the World

Bourbon barrels in the rickFor whiskey to be called bourbon it must be made with a minimum of 51 percent corn, aged in charred new oak barrels and stored at no more than 125 proof. Strict federal guidlines maintain this standard, but the distillers all have their own private recipes and traditions about storing their product.

Churchill Weavers Fabric Archive at the Kentucky Historical Society

Kentucky's Cultural Ambassadors to the World

The Churchill Weavers collection of an estimated 40,000 textiles at the Kentucky Historical Society is one of the most significant fabric archives in the Appalachian region. For 85 years, Churchill Weavers produced distinctive hand-woven clothing and home textiles in Berea, Kentucky. The company offered through online and retail stores a variety of items: scarves, ponchos, handbags, neckties and handkerchiefs, tablecloths, swingwraps, fandangles, flings, ruanas, chenilles, and boucles.

International Bluegrass Music Museum

Kentucky's Cultural Ambassadors to the World

Congratulations to the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, recipient of this year's Governor's Award in the Arts Community Arts Award. The Community Arts Award is awarded to "a Kentucky individual or organization that has made a positive impact on the community through the arts."

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