Welcome to H-Kentucky

The goal of H-Kentucky is to create an online collaborative environment to facilitate communication and the exchange or scholarly and pedagogical ideas among teachers, researchers, scholars, advanced students, and related professionals (e.g. local historians, librarians, archivists, genealogists), all in an open, democratic, respectful and non-partisan manner. H-Kentucky especially welcomes those who are interested in Kentucky, as well as those in any history/humanities field who live and/or work in Kentucky. 

Recent Content

Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project Overview - Flyer, June 2016

Kristen Thornsberry, the KY Woman Suffrage Project Fellow, and Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth, Assistant Provost at the University of Kentucky, attended the Kentucky History Educators Conference at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort on June 23, 2016. Approximately 60 Kentucky K-12 teachers who attended the conference were invited to contribute to the project database of sites and/or the timeline with new resources. We also handed out a flyer on the H-Kentucky network and talked about the H-Net staff's support for developing the new portal.

KY Woman Suffrage Hits the Road

KY Woman Suffrage

Hi everyone! After a brief break, the KY Woman Suffrage Blog is back, and ready to go. This week was an exciting time for the project, because we took our show on the road with a trip to the Kentucky History Education Conference. This meeting brought together history educators from around the state, which was perfect for our project. At our table, we were able to spread the word about our goals and the work that has been done so far.

Mary Barr Clay starts first permanent woman suffrage clubs in Kentucky

In May 1879 during the National Woman Suffrage Association convention, Mary Barr Clay met Susan B. Anthony and became the Kentucky delegate for that organization, serving as a vice-president. She was already a Vice President for the American Woman Suffrage Association. Returning home she organized the Fayette County Equal Suffrage Association in 1879. The next year, she created the Madison County Equal Rights Association with charter members Mrs. Rollins Burnam, Mrs. Mary Ann Collins, Mrs. Lester Sommers, Mrs. E.E. McCann and Mrs. Martha Haley. Mary B.