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Irrepressible: Up Close with Emily Bingham

6:30pm - Gallery access to Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition and Kentucky, Cash Bar
7:00pm- Presentation followed by Q&A
8:00pm - Book signing

Join local author and historian, Emily Bingham, for a biographical lecture and slide show about the life of her great aunt, immortalized in her book Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham. This lecture and slideshow builds around the haunting discovery of nearly 200 beribboned love letters from the Jazz Age in an attic trunk that also held a first edition of Virginia Woolf’s “The Years” and a court ensemble once owned by the 1930s shorts-wearing rebel tennis star Helen Jacobs! The Lecture will take place in the Frazier's Speakeasy, where the trunk that contained Henrietta's treasures is on display as a part of the Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition and Kentucky Exhibition. 

Emily Bingham is the great-niece of Henrietta Bingham. Born in Louisville, Kentucky into a journalism family, early on she decided she wanted to write. She studied history at Harvard and received her Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught at University of Louisville, Bellarmine University, and Centre College. Her great-aunt Henrietta’s extraordinary courage and allure first struck her when, as a graduate student, she conducted an an oral history project with her grandmother, Mary Caperton Bingham. “Irrepressible” is Henrietta’s extraordinary story.

Full cash bar featuring a Henrietta-inspired “ Bees Knees” cocktail, a perfect blend of sweet and tart!
Price: $10 General Admission, Free for Members

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Later Event: September 14
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