Whitesburg KY

Extension homemakers craft ornament to honor Letcher

With the help of Letcher County Extension Homemakers, Letcher County is part of the Kentucky Treasures holiday celebration, a new tradition to showcase the jewels of the Commonwealth located at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

As part of the Kentucky Treasures holiday tradition, the Kentucky Historical society sought handcrafted ornaments from homemakers groups and historic sites across the state. The Kentucky Treasures Tree is this year’s focal point of the inaugural year of a new tradition at the Center for Kentucky History.

Virginia Brown is crafting the ornament for the group. Brown was Letcher County’s Homemaker president from 1951-52 and remains active in her club.

The Kentucky Treasures Tree, which will remain on display in Commonwealth Hall throughout the holiday season, showcases ornaments from more than 80 counties and 15 historic sites.

For more information about The Kentucky Treasures Tree or about the Kentucky Historical Society, contact Laura Coleman at (502) 564-1792, or visit www.history.ky.gov.

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