Frankfort, Kentucky — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is pleased to announce nine newly elected members to the 2023 KHS Board of Directors, ranging from eminent authors and historians to seasoned policy advisers and economic development experts. increase. At the annual meeting of the Kentucky Historical Society he was elected by KHS members The KHS Board represents all regions of the Commonwealth. These historical ambassadors join current Board members in their mission to bring together all who share an interest and passion for Kentucky history and to uphold the values of KHS.
KHS Executive Director Scott Alvey said: “Through their service to KHS, they bring a tremendous amount of expertise, contribute significant insights, and are committed to preserving and exploring Kentucky’s rich and fascinating past.”
The newly elected members are:
Jennifer Brown, President – As an experienced and independent journalist, Mr. Brown has written extensively on local history, especially African-American history. She is the founder and editor of hoptown chronicleformer editor Kentucky New Era, and previously served as a board member of the Hopkinsville Historical Museum-Christian County. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, he now lives in Hopkinsville.
Cynthia Tope, First Vice President – Torp is a design professional with over 40 years of expertise in inspiring visitor experiences in museums, universities and visitor centres. The owner of Solid Light Inc., she was named her 2015 Distinguished Contributor by the Southeastern Museums Conference in recognition of her outstanding service and innovation in the museum world. Taupe was born in Louisville and now calls Corydon, Indiana her hometown.
Sherria Mason, 2nd Vice President – History is Mason’s Passion, co-author of Community Memories: A Glimpse into African-American Life in FrankfortShe serves on the Metropolitan Museum of History Commission and the African-American Historical Context Project in Frankfort. Mason has held various research and management positions on the Legislative Research Committee. Mason has been from Frankfort all his life.
Dr. Alicestyne Turley, 3rd Vice President – Recently published by Dr. Turley gospel of freedom, she received the 2022 Black Appalachian Storyteller Fellowship Award. Among her other accomplishments, she is the founding director of the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education at Berea University and the founding director of her College Underground Railroad Research Institute in Georgetown. Originally from Hazard, Turley now lives in Clay City.
Dee Alvin Davis III Member/Term 2 years – As founder and president of the nonprofit Center for Rural Strategies, Davis uses communications to raise awareness of gaps and opportunities in rural policy, working with service and advocacy groups to create public relations campaigns on rural issues. I’m here. Among other civic activism, Davis volunteered for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on Democratic Citizenship Practices. Davis called Hazard home before moving to Whitesburg.
Ryan Craig, Member/4 year term – Craig is a Student Media Advisor at the University of Kentucky. He, Todd County Standard He has received over 200 awards for writing, photography and design from the Kentucky Press Association. Craig has special interests in legal history, the Civil War, the ongoing debate about classifying Kentucky as a Southern state, and the intersection of Kentucky’s food, culture, and music. Originally from Hopkinsville, Craig now lives in Lexington.
Hayley McCoy, member/4 year term – McCoy is the first woman and person of color to serve as president and CEO of the Kentucky Economic Development Association. She played Kentucky Chautauqua historical drama for 12 years as Lt. Anna Mack Clark from Lawrenceburg, World War II WAC for Kentucky Humanities. Mass Her education in communications, theology, and cross-cultural studies has shaped her involvement in civic and volunteer work. McCoy is from Mackie and lives in Richmond.
Dr. David Childs Member / 4 year term —As a professor of sociology, history, and black studies at Northern Kentucky University, Dr. Childs has applied his expertise to First Antioch, a 501 (c) (3) organization focused on education, food, and food I am the chairman of the Ministry. Cincinnati housing insecurity. He also serves on the board of the Old He Southgate Street School’s Newport Museum. Childs was born in Hamilton and calls Cincinnati, Ohio his hometown.
Tommy Druen, member/4 year term – Mr. Druen is a senior policy adviser to the Speaker’s Office of the Kentucky House of Representatives. Also in Georgetown he served as a deacon at the Baptist Church, in Kentucky he is a columnist for the syndicate of 10 newspapers, and in Lafayette he edits the newsletter for the Chapter Sons of the America Revolution. In his spare time, Druen joins the Georgetown Gentlemen Vintage Base Ball Club, where he is the founder and captain of the team. Druen is from Glasgow and lives in Georgetown.
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