Archivist Jonathan Jeffrey examines several intriguing historical photographs that were collected for a museum collection and explains the stories behind them. In "Why We Keep Unidentified Photographs" from PKN Bowling Green Vol. 4, hear Jonathon spin some hypothetical threads around the photographs he's carefully kept for the exhibitions.

Did you know the average person watches 14,400 movies in their lifetime? That's just over 3 years!

Chandler Smith loves watching movies, and discusses some of the useful lessons she has picked up from the movies she has seen. In "What Hollywood Has Taught Me" from PKN Bowling Green Vol. 4, Chandler teaches us the impact movie quotes have on us psychologically, and how her personal life has benefited from the movie "A League of Their Own". 

Yet another month has come and gone, autumn is upon us, and once again a few fresh bottles of cold, creamy presentations sit on your doorstep.

Here are the Top 5 Presentations of the Day for the month of September 2013: 

"On Clouds" by Mark Petrick.

"From Batman to Lincoln" by Christy Spurlock.

"Because I Said I Would" by Alex Sheen.

"The Beauty of the Derelict" by Eric Pattison.

"Silent Dinner Parties" by Honi Ryan.

From Batman to Lincoln

"They both could be pessimistic, dark, morose, they went through tragedy early in their lives..." 

In today's Presentation of the Day, "From Batman to Lincoln" from PKN Bowling Green Vol. 2, Christy Spurlock discusses the fangirl/fanboy phenomena, and goes into depth on her infatuation with Batman (she specifies the 1960s Adam West Batman as her entry-point) and Abraham Lincoln. She looks at what drew her to these sorts of figures throughout her life, and discusses some of the popular culture surrounding fanboyism/fangirlism found on the internet and in real-life.

John All climbs from valleys to peaks in the Peruvian Andes mountains to gather data on the environmental effects of fire, grazing, and erosion.

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA Vol. 1), John talks about the samples he took while climbing, the relationship between his expeditions and his scientific research, and the deterioration of the peaks due to global climate change.

For our last "Presentation of the Day" for the week, we go slightly morbid. Jonathan Jeffrey talks about grave houses, explaining the differences between houses and other cemetery structures like crypts. He gives some examples of different types of grave houses, and talks about the variety of architectural features and styles that can be found in grave houses around Kentucky.

Though the phrase "a picture is worth a thousand words" is a cliché, photographer Jeanie Adams-Smith takes the concept to heart, and uses her snapshots to tell stories with leagues of emotional depth. In her presentation (from PKN Bowling Green, Vol. 1), Jeanie lets us peek through her viewfinder, and into the lives of kids and parents experiencing pain and exclusion, joy and wonder. 

To see more of Jeanie's photos, check out her online portfolio

Pecha Kucha Night, Vol. 2


Join us at the Kentucky Museum in the Kentucky Room for our second Pecha Kucha Night! So far, we have two presenters locked in-Jonathan Jeffrey (Housing the Dead: Kentucky's Grave Houses) and Lesley Montgomery (Why I Knit). More presenters to be announced soon! Please email or call (270) 745-6082 for more information. Hope to see you there! 

Photos from Bowling Green Pecha-Kucha Vol. 1

Check out photos from our first evey Bowling Green Pecha-Kucha night! Details on PK Vol. II coming soon!

Orion Graudick presents "The Windows to The Soul", captivating the audience with his wit and wisdom!  

We had a great turnout for the event!

Jeanie Adams-Smith sharing her presentation titled, "How Photographing Children Has Taught Me About Life," showing us beautiful images that she has taken over the years. 

Orion Graudick and friends sit on the steps in the Kentucky Room after the presentations were over.


Keep an eye out for updates on our PK Night Vol. II !!!

PKN Durban Vol. 7 Presentations National Geographic diver Mark Addison presents (from PKN Durban Vol. 7) his love for the marine life of the Durban coast. We also meet his daughter, who is one of the youngest people to have dived with sharks. In his presentation (from PKN Hjorring Vol. 1), artist Michael Maguire walks us through his works, talking about the process required to produce each, and how they all tie into his vision. PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20 Posters PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20 was held earlier this month, and here's a look at the poster that was produced for the event, which is today's addition to the Tumblr blogPKN Bowling Green Vol. 1 Photos We kickstart the week with this photo gallery [Flickr] that gives a peek of what Bowling Green's first PKN was like. From the photo above -- of attendees, or possibly presenters -- it looked like a pretty fun evening. The city's Vol. 2 is already set for November 26. Calendar There are no events happening tonight, but tomorrow night (October 30) you can look forward to the following four PKNs: PKN Eureka (Montana) Vol. 1, PKN Grand Rapids Vol. 5, PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 27, and PKN Pittsfield Vol. 4.