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July 28, 2013

JSF Open House scheduled for Aug. 9

ASHLAND — The Jesse Stuart Foundation will host its annual Open House to celebrate what would’ve been the 107th birthday of the late and world renowned author, Jesse Stuart, on Aug. 9. The event, which will be from noon to 6 p.m. at the Foundation’s historic headquarters at 1645 Winchester Avenue in Ashland, will include special events and displays, discounted merchandise and refreshments.

 Select merchandise throughout the bookstore will be discounted with some items as much as 90 percent off and some rare and collectible items 50 percent off. There will also be a special sale on vintage linens, glassware and prints.

 Visitors to the open house will also be able to see a display of quilts from the Stuart family hosted by Nancy Osborne and hear performances of traditional Appalachian music by JSF Board members Carl and Buzzy Leming.

 Several authors will also be on hand to discuss and sign books. Authors include Jack D. Ellis (“Missing Christmas: My Life in the Depression & WWII,” “Kentucky Memories: Reflections of Rowan County 1856-2006”), James M. Gifford (“Jesse Stuart: An Extraordinary Life,” “Greenup County Pictorial History”), Mark Maynard (“Teamwork: Ashland’s 1961 Championship Basketball Season,” “Mark My Words: Tales of Brandon Webb, O.J. Mayo and Other Sports Legends of Northeastern Kentucky”), Ruby Miller (“Simply Delicious Desserts”), Lewis O. Nicholls (“Greenup County, Kentucky: A Historical Reflection”), G. Sam Piatt (“Men of Valor: WWII Veterans from Southern Ohio and Eastern Kentucky Tell Their Combat Stories”) and Edwina Pendarvis (“Raft Tide and Railroad: How We Lived and Died,” “Between Two Worlds: A Biography of Pearl S. Buck”).

 The Jesse Stuart Foundation was created in 1979 and is is devoted to preserving the legacy of Jesse Stuart and the Appalachian way of life. The foundation, which owns and manages the rights to Stuart’s published and unpublished literary works, is currently reprinting many of his best out-of-print books, along with other books that focus on Kentucky and Southern Appalachia.


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