Monday, 11 18, 2013
CONTACT: Laurel Harper
502-564-1792, ext. 4489
Ky. (Nov. 18, 2013) – Frankfort-based
Joanna Hay of Joanna Hay Productions Inc. is the recipient of an
award presented by the national Oral History Association. The 2013 OHA Award was
presented to the independent producer for her Frankfort Public Art Tour
project, sponsored in part by the Kentucky Historical Society.
project was conceived and overseen by Hay and her associate, Judy Sizemore. It
documents a representative sampling of public art treasures – including oral histories – found throughout Frankfort. The tour can be accessedonline
or from a smartphoneat ,
where viewers will find a map showing the location of each item on the tour plus
additional images, audio and other information.
Kentucky Historical Society, through the Kentucky Oral History Commission,
serves as the archival repository for the oral history collections included on the
tour. In addition, the society provided training for Kentucky State University
students who assisted with the interviews and processing of the collection.
award was presented during the OHA’s annual meeting in October, held in
Oklahoma City. Sarah Milligan, Kentucky Oral History Commission program administrator at the KHS, accepted the award on Hay’s
For more information, contact Laurel Harper, KHS director of
marketing communications, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4489 or email@example.com.
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.