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Author Wayne Onkst Visits

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Wayne Onkst, Board of Directors Chairman, was here on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 signing copies of his new book, Presidential Visits to Kentucky: 1819-2017.    

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Book Signing Dec. 9th 2017 Noon to 3PM

Posted by Laurie Cantwell at

Greenup county native Lee Pennington and other Kentucky authors will sign their books at the Jesse Stuart Foundation, 4440 13th Street in Ashland, on Saturday, December 9, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public and a great opportunity to purchase holiday gifts. Pennington, the author of 20 books and the former Poet Laureate of Kentucky, will present two new books of poetry, “Appalachian Newground” and “Daughter of Leda.”  “Appalachian Newground” recognizes and honors his Greenup County homeland.  Bob Thompson, a writer, storyteller and engineer, will sign his new collection of stories, “Hitchhiker: ...

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Jesse Stuart Weekend 2016

Posted by Laurie Cantwell at

The Jesse Stuart Weekend will be September 23 and September 24th. It will be held at the Jesse Stuart Foundation. Agenda to be announce.

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Black History Month Sale

Posted by Laurie Cantwell at

 Throughout the month of February – Black History Month – the JSF Bookstore will offer a 50% discount on all titles related to the African American experience in the United States, Kentucky, and Appalachia. We have a broad selection of biographies and histories that would appeal to adults and children. To see the complete collection, visit the JSF website (www.jsfbooks.com) or stop by the store.

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"Simon Kenton" Drama at JSF

Posted by Bryan Johnson at

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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