Friday, March 4, 2016

Reel World String Band archives dedication at Special Collections Research Center

The Reel World String Band
The celebration and presentation of the Reel World String Band archives will be on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 7 p.m., in the Great Hall of the Special Collections Research Center, Margaret I. King Library. The Reel World String Band spans 39 years and its history represents a body of cultural and feminist activism that has influenced and supported dozens of social movements in Kentucky and the Appalachian region. Since 1977, the band has toured all through the United States, Canada, and Italy, played on picket lines, women’s festivals, square dances, and thousands of other venues including many memorable events at the Singletary Center for the Arts. 

To christen the archival work and to celebrate the Kentucky Foundation for Women’s 30th Anniversary, the band along with Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon, author Silas House, and other guests will sing some Reel World songs, feature highlights of that history in tributes and an exhibit, and enjoy a reception of dessert and coffee.  The program will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. followed by a reception and exhibit opening. The event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Kentucky Foundation for Women and University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections Research Center.

For more information contact Deirdre A. Scaggs, Associate Dean, University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center. 

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