Updated: Jan 16, 2019
Following Hemp History Week and Discover the Hemplands, Kentucky Hempsters joined historic partners with Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate and Farmington Historic Plantation to speak at the Annual Kentucky Museum and Heritage Alliance Conference held at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort.
Our session, titled "Kentucky hemp, historic sites & community education" took place from 11:00 AM to 12:30 on Monday, June 12th. Kentucky Hempsters co-founder, Alyssa Erickson, had the opportunity to discuss Kentucky hemp history, along with the historic hemp plots and how they are playing a role in engaging the local communities with the re-emerging industry.
Erickson also talked about one of the latest historic initiatives, the Heritage Hemp Trail, and how Kentucky Hempsters have come together with several other historical entities to form the Kentucky Hemp Heritage Alliance, a non-profit organization to preserve and promote the history of hemp in Kentucky. The KHHA will offer hemp education and special programming like the Heritage Hemp Trail, the historic hemp plots, special events, etc. The session received very positive feedback, in addition to new interest from historically hemp-related locations that are eager to be involved with the trail. Kentucky Hempsters look forward to expanding initiatives and historic partnerships!