Passions of the Black Patch…is it a steamy love story, or a lusty novel? Let’s just call it a succulent tryst into home grown foods, hand crafted quilts, and delightful stories, all steeped in the tradition of western Kentucky.
Bobbie Smith Bryant’s fun and educational storytelling approach about the social and cultural experiences of life on the farm, is rooted in the ten-generation tobacco farm where she grew up in Western Kentucky.
The presentations shown below may be customized to appeal to your specific focus of interest and the amount of time you have available.
Life in the Black Patch
An educational overview of the past two hundred years of farm life, this presentation features the social and cultural aspects of a ten-generation, western Kentucky farm family. Learn about the elements of daily living on the farm that shaped traditions and families, from early settlement to modern times.
Cooking the Kentucky Way
Dining customs and tasty food have a long history in Kentucky. Learn about the traditions of living off the land and making do with resources at hand. Experience the traditions of cooking and serving as an expression of love for your family through personal gifts and talents.
Quilting: A Legacy of Love
Learn how this simple act of making something beautiful from scraps gave women a voice in the days when they had little or none. This presentation pays tribute to the great quilters we have in Kentucky. Participants will get an overview of quilting as craft, and learn about the impact of quilting on women in America.
Dark-Fired Tobacco: A Kentucky Tradition
This informative presentation gives a brief overview of tobacco’s history from prehistoric times, through to the Black Patch Wars of the early twentieth century. The audience will learn the process of tobacco cultivation, specifically the dark-fired production process.
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