About Mandy Dick
Longfellow Elementary School, 1961
Highland Junior High School, 1964
J.M. Atherton High School, 1967; National Honor Society, junior year
University of Louisville, Bachelor’s, With Honors, in English, 1970; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Worked in advertising.
Travel writer/editor: Louisville Automobile Club, AAA
Director of Public Relations & Alumni Affairs: Spalding College (now University)
Director of Public Relations: American Society of Transportation and Logistics
Editor: Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky, diocesan newspaper
Teacher, English, history, library: St. Francis School, Goshen, KY
Receptionist, interpreter, clerk: Indiana DNR, Falls of the Ohio State Park
Member: Colonial Dames of the XVII Century; Daughters of the American Revolution; Filson Historical Society, Louisville, KY.
Published in: Louisville Magazine; The Encyclopedia of Louisville (2000); Images of America Corydon (Indiana), Arcadia Publishing, 2009; KET-TV, Louisville, Ky.
Locust Grove Historic Home, Louisville, KY. Docent (tour guide); first person interpreter portraying Lucy Clark Croghan, owner of Locust Grove, sister of George Rogers Clark and William Clark.
Howard Steamboat Museum, Jeffersonville, IN. Docent; first person as Laura Howard, mistress of the house, wife of Edmonds Howard, founder Howard Shipyards.
St. Francis School. With school librarian and middle school history teacher, developed “Women in Time” program: some 25 historical characters re-enacted with students, who often adopted characters of their own and also re-enacted units of study of world history and United States history.
Scribner House, New Albany, IN. First person as Hattie Scribner, last of family to live in house.
Falls of the Ohio State Park, in addition to work duties, first person as Lucy Croghan, usually at homesite of George Rogers Clark.
Corydon Capitol State Historic Site: first person as Elizabeth English Pennington, wife of Dennis Pennington, and the person who insisted that education be free for all children in the state of Indiana, the first state to put such a provision in the constitution. [Also, Mandy’s great-great-great-grandparents.]
Also a storyteller. Specialties: history; ghost stories!