City Barbeque Food for Thought Series: Shaker Wintertime Heritage

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Cold Spring Branch as Dr. Carol Medlicott returns once again from the NKU History and Geography Department to bring us a talk about the local tri-state Shakers. When we think of the Shakers, we often think of living trees, garden seeds, herbs, and harvest bounty. But the Shaker societies in the “western” states of Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana had significant associations with the winter season too. This presentation by NKU Professor Carol Medlicott, a scholar of the Shakers, highlights some of the memories and events from the Shakers’ winter experiences. Register now as spots quickly fill up!

All state and federal COVID-19 mandates will be followed. If Campbell County is ORANGE or above on the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard, everyone, age 2 or older, who attends library programs are required to wear masks. Please note any accommodation requests in the Special Needs section of the registration form.

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About the Presenter:

Dr. Carol Medlicott of the NKU History and Geography Department returns to talk about the Shakers once more. The talk will focus on the surprising innovations in marketing and growth that became more widespread later in American history. This leads to the question of how such a forward-thinking group can disappear as a movement in our country.

Dr. Medlicott came to the NKU Department of History and Geography in 2005. Prior to coming to NKU, Dr. Medlicott completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Dartmouth College and taught at the University of Southern California. Her teaching and research interests are broad, including both human-environmental geography and East Asian studies. Much of her current research focuses on historical geographies of the North American frontier and of early American religious groups. Dr. Medlicott is widely published on a range of topics in cultural and historical geography. She is the editor of Communal Societies, a peer-reviewed journal.

For those that can’t attend in-person:

The talk will be filmed by Campbell Media and air the following week on Sunday and Wednesday at 4:30 PM on CCMC (Cincinnati Bell Ch. 810 and Spectrum Ch. 202). It is also available on the Campbell Media Website or the Campbell Media App on Apple TV and Roku.

About our Community Partners:

Campbell Media:

Campbell Media is a service of the Campbell County Cable Board. The Cable Board was created by an Interlocal Agreement among the Campbell County Fiscal Court and 11 local cities within the County. The member cities are: Highland Heights, Alexandria, Bellevue, Southgate, Wilder, Silver Grove, Melbourne, Crestview, Woodlawn, California, Mentor and Fiscal Court serving the unincorporated county. The Cable Board administers the cable television franchise agreement with Spectrum and Cincinnati Bell Extended Territories. The Board is made up of representatives from the government agencies.

Our goal, at Campbell Media, is to reach out into our community and provide a wide range of media tools and mechanisms while maintaining a direct outlet for community programming through cable channels.

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Age Range:   18+

Snacks Provided:   Yes

Cold Spring Branch

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