New National Register of Historic Places Listing: Jefferson Jacob School, Prospect, Kentucky

The first National Register of Historic Places nomination produced by the Public History program has just been officially listed. During the spring 2011 semester, public history certificate student Annelise Gray began studying Jefferson Jacob School, a Rosenwald school building in Propsect, Kentucky. Annelise’s work grew out of History 621, Introduction to Historic Preservation. She prepared…

2012 Kentucky Historic Preservation Conference – Princeton, Kentucky, Sept. 20-22

The 2012 Kentucky Historic Preservation Conference is fast approaching!  This year’s conference will be held in Princeton, in the western lakes region.  The conference them, “Our Towns: Partnering Regionally, Preserving Locally,” reflects successful revitalization strategies employed by small towns in the lakes region.  The conference will feature hands-on training opportunities, educational sessions, and meetings of…

The Civil War and American Art

Many of us are excited about the soon-to-be opened exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.  A one-day symposium will be held in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit on November 16.  For more information, click here. Several of the artworks featured in this exhibit have a strong Louisville connection. …