The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is seeking applications for the KHS research fellowship program for the fall 2017 cycle. The program provides funding for senior and emerging scholars, including doctoral students, whose research requires the use of KHS collections and research resources.
This just in from Marsha Weinstein of Prospect, KY:
Carolyn Verhoeff was born in Louisville in 1876. Her father, Herman Verhoeff, an immigrant from Germany, built and owned a grain elevator among his other business interests; her mother, Mary J Verhoeff, was a native Kentuckian.
This just in from Sylvia Coffey, Women Suffrage Celebration (of Frankfort)
Women’s Equality Day commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. The amendment was first introduced in 1878 and passed August 26th, 1920. In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.