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Thistle Cottage in summer

50 States of Preservation: Muhlenberg County Public Libraries, Greenville, Kentucky

By Leah Weinryb Grohsgal

An NEH Preservation Assistance Grant is helping Muhlenberg County Public Libraries preserve and provide better access to coal country and local history collections at Thistle Cottage.

The County Election by George Caleb Bingham


Back When Everyone Knew How You Voted

The secret ballot seems fundamental to democracy, and yet we did not always vote in private.

Student hugging calf


Berea College in Appalachia Charges Students Nothing but Expects Great Things in Return

A legacy of community and dedication continues at a college in Kentucky.

Train crossing bridge


Wishing You Were Here

Collection of vintage postcards leaves its stamp.

"I ask no quarter and I fear no foe." —William Goebel, 1899


The Late Governor Goebel

Governor Goebel: He fought, killed, and was killed.


Living Traditions

The stories of Appalachian artists, singers, and coal miners are recorded in nearly four decades of filmmaking.

Wendell Berry


Wendell Berry, Landsman

NEH Chairman Jim Leach sits down with writer and farmer Wendell Berry, this year's Jefferson Lecturer.

Shed-style grave house


Houses of Spirits

Kentucky photographer and folklorist keeps grave houses alive.

African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield astride Alan-A-Dale.


The Racing Life

Kentucky jockey Jimmy Winkfield fled to Russia to escape Jim Crow.


Honorable Hotbloods

“A Killing Gentleman” by James M. Prichard delineates the carefully prescribed protocol of dueling in the April issue of Kentucky Humanities.