New Resource: Frankfort African American History 1790-1970
The Planning and Community Development Department of the City of Frankfort, with Vicki Birenberg, AICP, Historic Preservation Officer as project manager, has just completed a project to document local African American history. The project was funded by a Local Government grant from the Kentucky Heritage Council.
Frankfort African American Historic Context 2022 Report
Department of Planning and Community Development: "African American Historic Context Report for the City of Frankfort, Kentucky." City of Frankfort, Kentucky, August 2022.
Report (PDF file, 355 pages) funded by a Local Government grant from the Kentucky Heritage Council. Vicki Birenberg, Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Frankfort, served as project manager. This historic context report was prepared by Carolyn Brackett, Principal, Cultural Heritage Works, consultant team lead, and Robbie D. Jones, Principal Senior Architectural Historian, Richard Grubb and Associates.
Frankfort African American Historic Context 2022 Report cover
Cover for "African American Historic Context Report for the City of Frankfort, Kentucky," written by the Department of Planning and Community Development, City of Frankfort, August 2022. Images on the cover include (clockwise from upper left):
NEA Grants to Kentucky in Fiscal Year 2022
National Endowment for the Arts has award $965,000 in grants to Kentucky arts in Fiscal Year 2022 to the following organizations:
Kentucky Historical Society Research Fellowship Program Spring Deadline March 1, 2022
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is seeking applications for the KHS research fellowship program for the spring 2022 cycle. The program provides funding for academic researchers whose projects focus on Kentucky or larger regional-related topics. Time periods are open - researchers have used the Kentucky Historical Society's archival holdings to shed light on a vast array of topics, including resistance and slavery, politics, medical history and addiction, religion, activism, early frontier, and environmentalism and economic development.
Re: Frankfort Suffrage Women Cemetery Project
Congratulations to the Frankfort Suffrage Women Cemetery Project members! A donation of $10,000 has been given to the Frankfort Cemetery to support the project to identify and honor suffrage leaders buried in the Frankfort Cemetery. Bronze medallions, designed by Sallie Clay Lanham, great granddaughter of Mary Barr Clay, have been placed at the gravesites of twenty-five women and men buried in the Frankfort Cemetery.
Medallion Honoring Suffragists Buried in Frankfort Cemetery
Bronze medallions, designed by Sallie Clay Lanham, great granddaughter of Mary Barr Clay, have been placed at the gravesites of twenty-five suffragists buried in the Frankfort Cemetery. Initiated by Mary Ann Burch, the Frankfort Suffrage Women Cemetery Project has been brought to reality with support of modern Frankfort women advocates for women’s rights and equality.
Re: Women's Equality Celebration in Downtown Frankfort, 21 August 2021
These Frankfort activists below will be honored with a bronze medallion at their gravesites in the Frankfort Cemetery, thanks to the leadership of Mary Ann Burch. At 9:00 AM on August 21, you can participate in a one hour guided tour. Transportation provided via Frankfort Trolley. Register at the Cemetery office, 215 E Main St, Frankfort, KY 40601. Download the (.pdf) brochure of the tour here.