Kentucky Historical Society
KHS Seeks Information on Bourbon Distilling for Photographic Collections

Press Release Date:  Monday, November 17, 2014  
Contact Information:  Contact: Janene Zaccone

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2014) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) invites people with knowledge of the Kentucky bourbon industry to an open house Saturday, Nov. 29, to view photos featuring various distilleries and the distilling process. The “Piecing Together History” event with early 20th century photos from the KHS Collections will be 10 a.m. to noon at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway.


KHS seeks information about the employees, equipment and activities which are depicted in the photos and wants to learn more about the social traditions unique to the various companies, such as parades, car and horse races, and company baseball teams.


Digitized and cataloged images from various collections are available for researchers during and after the event. To see any part of the collection, visit and search for “Bourbon Industry.” People who cannot attend the Nov. 29 event can submit image-specific information using the comments section at the bottom of each online image.


Anyone with a specific question about the photographs should contact the KHS Reference Desk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460, or




The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit