FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 2, 2013) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a “Food for Thought” luncheon program, “Whither Kentucky Civil War and Reconstruction Scholarship?” with John David Smith,  professor of American history at UNC Charlotte, at noon Wednesday, April 17, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.


According to Smith, Kentucky’s broad and symbolic importance in the Civil War has received surprisingly little attention from professional historians, whether traditional academics or those who engage directly with the public. Fortunately, this gap is being filled by a wealth of recent studies that explore Kentucky’s Civil War experiences in relation to politics, economics, law, gender and the military. Join Smith as he discusses where Kentucky Civil War era scholarship stands today and where future investigation may lead.


The menu for the luncheon features spring salad, bacon-cheddar chicken, asparagus, garlic smashed potatoes, rolls, lemon pound cake with fresh strawberries, iced tea and coffee.


Tickets to the “Food for Thought” luncheon are $20 for KHS members and $25 for other patrons. To make a reservation, contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414. Reservations are required by Friday, April 12.


To find out more about Food for Thought and other KHS programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.



An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history by providing connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.



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