Theiss explores the hidden history of her hometown of LaGrange using oral histories she has recorded from locals over the last 18 years. Stories highlight the life of a segregated community where time lingered over decades, simmering and stewing in a pot of relationships and interactions that have been forgotten.
Meet the Author
Nancy Stearns Theiss,PhD., is the Executive Director of the Oldham County History Center. She was a featured history columnist for the Louisville Courier-Journal from 2007-2017. She has received numerous recognition for her work and service to the community. Her major emphasis is community and public history. This is her third publication for The History Press. Recent publications: Life at the River’s Edge (2010: The History Press); A Place in the Lodge: Dr. Rob Morris, Freemasonry and the Order of the Eastern Star (2018: Westphalia Press); ATour of the Underground Railroad Along the Ohio River (The History Press:2020)