The 2021 Kentucky Culture Symposium: The Big Picture

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On 14 August 2021 The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The Commonwealth of Kentucky (NSCDA-KY) and the Liberty Hall Historic Site (LHHS) will embark on a new phase in their educational programming with the 2021 Kentucky Culture Symposium.  This series of annual programming will explore Kentucky’s unique role in the development of America, and one that creates a bit of an identity crisis for Kentuckians.  We began as the New West, settled by the offspring of the old eastern colonial states.  Our later generations settled the newer west, named the Old West.  It is often said Kentucky was part of the north during the civil war, then became part of the south after the war. This symposium will introduce us to ourselves and our many reincarnations.  We will begin to learn, through our artifacts and artisans, how religion, politics, science and the arts shaped us and our Kentucky culture.  The 2021 symposium will give us the overview – The Big Picture!  Held at the Thomas Hunt Morgan House in Lexington, Kentucky, the 2021 symposium will kick off this new phase in meeting our mission. 

Our stellar lineup of speakers for 2021 include:

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Sumpter Priddy, III:  Evangelicalism, Patriotism and Scot’s Common Sense in the Art and Culture of the American Back-Country: 1760-1800

Dr. Daniel Ackermann – Kentucky Begins: Cultural Confluence in the Bluegrass State

Eric Brooks – Ashland’s Important New Acquisition

Tim Tomes – The Restoration of The Three Marys

Mack Cox – An American Story:  The Redd Family Paintings

Dr. Mel Hankla – Into the Bluegrass – Art and Artistry of Kentucky’s Historic Icons

Gwynne Tuell Potts – George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of The Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Profits will support the Liberty Hall Historic Site ARCS Fund – Phases 1 and 2.  ARCS stands for Assess, Repair, Conserve, and Sustain.  The Phase1 and 2 projects are current conservation projects, including the back porches of both houses (Liberty Hall and The Orlando Brown House), fencing repairs and conservation, and various maintenance projects.  The Sponsorship levels and benefits are:

 

Platinum Sponsor $5,000 – Brochure Listing, Recognition at Symposium, 4 complimentary symposium tickets, 10 complimentary Liberty Hall Historic Site tour tickets

Gold Sponsor $2,500 – Brochure Listing, Recognition at Symposium, 2 complimentary symposium tickets, 6 complimentary Liberty Hall Historic Site tour tickets

Silver Sponsor $1,500 – Recognition at Symposium, 2 complimentary symposium ticket, 4 complimentary Liberty Hall Historic Site tour tickets

Bronze Sponsor $500 – Recognition at Symposium, 1 complimentary symposium ticket, 2 complimentary Liberty Hall Historic Site tour tickets

 

Individual Ticket Purchases  are $90 per person and includes lunch and morning and afternoon break treats.

(Click on the underlined links above to learn more about sponsorships and benefits.)