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Multicultural Tourism eGuide

Kentucky Multicultural Tourism Guide

Introduction

Each year Kentucky welcomes millions of visitors from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds to discover, explore and experience all of the wonderful things it has to offer. From the Appalachian Mountains and foothills of the east, to the shores of the mighty Ohio River on the north; the gently rolling land of the Bluegrass and central regions, and the wonderful lakes and waterways of the south and west, Kentucky is a diverse and uniquely wonderful destination.



On the Cover

York sculptureThe cover of our free Kentucky Multicultural Tourism Guide prominently features an image of “York”, the bronze sculpture masterpiece of award-winning Kentucky artist Ed Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton’s career as an artist has spanned forty years, and some of his most notable work includes the “Spirit of Freedom”, a tribute to the Colored Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War in Washington, D.C., and the Amistad Memorial in New Haven, CT. He also created an Abraham Lincoln sculpture as a part of Kentucky’s commemoration of the bicentennial of President Lincoln’s birth. The Lincoln Memorial for the Louisville Waterfront Park was unveiled in 2009. For more information about Mr. Hamilton, his artistry and other works, please visit http://edhamiltonworks.com.

The York Memorial was part of the Bicentennial celebration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1803 - 1806. The Memorial was commissioned by The City of Louisville, and was unveiled on October 14, 2003. York stands on the Belvedere plaza in downtown Louisville, KY along the Ohio River waterfront.

Although Kentucky is most notably recognized for its horse farms and thoroughbred racing, a great deal of its appeal is to be found in its culture and its people. Enriched by a history and legacy that began with Native Americans, the settling of the frontier by Europeans and the Scotch-Irish, and with them the arrival of Africans and African-Americans, and now an increasing population of Hispanic and other peoples, Kentucky enjoys a cultural tapestry full of extraordinary, interesting and evolving traditions in the arts, music, cuisine and lifestyles.

For ease of use, please use links located above to navigate through the eGuide. Within this guide we present a sampling of the variety that makes Kentucky such an appealing and enjoyable destination. You’ll learn about everything from community festivals to museums to lodging. We invite you, your family and friends to use the guide in conjunction with our website as an education tool in learning more about Kentucky, and planning your visit with us. Contact us with any questions you may have.