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Carriage painting and repair shop, Bowling Green, c. 1900
R.E. Wilkerson, Blacksmith, Carriage Painting and Repair, S.W. Corner of Main and Kentucky Streets, Bowling Green, circa 1900. Photo courtesy The Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky

This project highlights the history of Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky, with a potpourri of materials relating to its traditional culture and teaching of that history and culture to Kentucky school children as part of their curriculum. Included with the project are: An Educator's Guide To Kentucky Museums; Hand-Me-Down History, Local Resources for the Classroom; Reflections of the Past: Archival and Other Supplementary Resources for the Classroom; Bowling Green-Warren County Operation Pride for Kids, a Teacher's Resource Guide; Bowling Green's Historic Depot: Operation Pride: Old L & N Train Station; Architecture of Warren Country, Kentucky, 1790-1940; a Kentucky Museum Coloring Book with historical content; an Early Kentucky Folklife Interpretive Manual for the Felts House, an 1830 log cabin on the grounds of Western Kentucky University; a Felts House Food Manual, detailing open-hearth cooking techniques; a collection of letters, advertisements, newspaper articles on transportation by rail and steamboat in 19th-century Kentucky; a book entitled Children & Childhood in the 19th Century; a collection of photographs of children and childhood in 19th-century Kentucky by staff of the Kentucky Museum and the accompanying teachers' guide; Growing Up Victorian: a Family Activity Book; a family photo album of Victorian families compiled from photos at the Kentucky Library by Kentucky Museum staff; a videotape entitled "Over Here, Over There: Warren Countians Remember World War II"; a report entitled "First American Roads, Rails, and Rivers: Warren County Then and Now" and an accompanying Teacher's Guide; Main Street: Mirror of Change, an exhibition catalog of early photos of Bowling Green; a collection of oral history audio-cassette tapes from the African-American history project; and miscellaneous flyers, booklets and handouts on historic Kentucky architecture, folklife and foodways.

Originally submitted by: Jim Bunning, Senator.

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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