Events — Jesse Stuart

"Simon Kenton" Drama at JSF

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The Jesse Stuart Foundation will present Mel Hankla as “Simon Kenton: Kentucky Scout” on Saturday, November 21 at 1:00 pm in the JSF Conference Room. Admission is $5; reservations are required. Seating is limited – only 80 tickets will be sold – make your reservations today! Kenton carved out a remarkable career as an explorer and frontiersman. A self-appointed welcomer, he personally greeted early settlers as they arrived in what was then the far west. The Indians knew Kenton as “the man whose gun is never empty” for his skill of running and reloading his faithful flintlock at the same...

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Open House and Book Signing

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Exciting event coming up!!!The book signing scheduled for October 24th has grown to have an "Open House" feel to it! We will be celebrating the release of Dr. Gifford's new book, "Hidden Heroes of the Big Sandy Valley", but there will also be several other authors in attendance. In addition, we are kicking off our Christmas shopping season with several BOGO (Buy One Get One) specials on many of our titles. Stop by and visit with the authors and pick up a great book or Appalachian gift, including our numerous beautiful prints, and avoid the shopping rush in the month...

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Jesse Stuart Weekend

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The Jesse Stuart Weekend at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is almost here!!! The annual Jesse Stuart Weekend will be Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26 at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. To make room reservations, contact the Park at 606-473-7324. Here is the agenda for the weekend: Friday, September 25 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Quilt Display Nancy Osborne will display and discuss quilts that are related to Jesse Stuart’s life. 1:30 pm Jesse Stuart Nature Preserve Join Bud Vanzant for a trip to the Jesse Stuart Nature Preserve (JSNP). The preserve consists of 714 acres, which were...

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JSF Open House Activities

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The annual Open House to celebrate Jesse Stuart’s 109th birthday will be Saturday, August 8 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the new Conference Room at JSF headquarters in Ashland. The event will include door prizes, refreshments, and: Book Signings: James M. Gifford, author of Jesse Stuart: Immortal Kentuckian, Jesse Stuart: An Extraordinary Life Mark Maynard, author of Mark My Words: Tales of Brandon Webb, O.J Mayo, and Other Sports Legends of Northeastern Kentucky and Teamwork: Ashland’s 1961 Championship Basketball Season Amy Compton will also be on hand to sign copies of Maynard’s newest book, Grace Runner: The Story of...

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Jesse Stuart Weekend

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The Jesse Stuart Weekend is Friday and Saturday, September 25th and 26th at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. We will be listing activities and times in the coming weeks, so keep checking back! To make room reservations, contact the Park at 606.473.7324. Rooms will fill up quickly, so hurry!

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