Kentucky's Cultural Ambassadors to the World
The National Women's History Project recently called for nominations for 2019 honorees for "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence." I submitted a nomination for Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge, originally from Lexington, Kentucky, with the following information:
I have a friend in New Zealand who is an elementary school principal and is "looking for a way to keep great principals in the job rather than burning them out." She believes that if schools will allow for principals to have some time (and space) to follow their passions outside of school that this will help retain them. Sheis a fabulous quilter and of course knew about Paducah's Quilt Museum already - so she is gathering resources to visit Kentucky to study how we address principal wellbeing.
For 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.
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.