Datebook: June 23 – Antarctic Treaty goes into effect, 50 years ago
The Antarctic Treaty System went into effect June 23, 1961. The treaty and related agreements, eventually signed by 47 countries, set aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve, establishes freedom of scientific investigation and bans military activity on that continent. The treaty was the first arms control agreement established during the Cold War. The main objective of the ATS is to ensure in the interests of all humankind that Antarctica shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not become the scene or object of international discord… and the penguins are forever grateful.
It’s Thursday, June 23
A new exhibit of works by the Trigg County Quilters Guild will be on display at the Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz starting tomorrow. There’s an opening reception from 6 to 8 tomorrow night. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 to 4 and on Sundays from 1 to 4.
Land Between the Lakes is participating in a nationwide food drive this summer. Collection boxes are available at campgrounds, facilities, and administrative offices. All of the donations will go to local food banks. Needed items include canned fruit, juice, multigrain cereal, snacks, canned vegetables, and soups. More information is available at lbl.org.
The Upper Town Heritage Foundation in Paducah hosts a lecture on Saturday in honor of Black Music Month. Keynote speaker Dr. Tammy Turner will discuss the history of the blues, and the presentation will include early recordings of blues singers. The event starts at 5p.m. at the Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah.
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