Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society Announces New Year-Round Schedule
(Dec. 2, 2014) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has
announced a new schedule that expands the hours during which visitors can enjoy
exhibitions and activities at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
in downtown Frankfort. Beginning Dec. 16, the center’s main floor public
areas will remain open year-round, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday, with extended hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m. during the high-season visitor
period of mid March to mid December.
Other areas of the history campus begin a seasonal
schedule Dec. 16, 2014, through March 13, 2015. During this time the Martin F.
Schmidt Research Library and the Kentucky Military History Museum will be closed
to walk-in visitors while the staff continues to process thousands of items in
the KHS collections and post them online. However, both facilities will continue
to serve groups of 10 or more with advance reservation (call 502-564-1792,
The Old State Capitol will maintain its normal
Saturday tour schedule for groups and walk-in visitors during the winter season,
but Tuesdays through Fridays it will be open to groups of 10 or more only (with
advance reservation, by calling the number above).
The Second Saturday genealogy workshops, conducted in
partnership with the Kentucky Genealogical Society, will operate as normal. This
year the workshops are set for Jan. 10 and Feb. 14. The entire KHS history
campus will be open to walk-in visitors on these two days, as well.
The Research Library’s reference services remain
available by email (KHSrefdesk@ky.gov) and telephone
(502-564-1792, ext. 4460) year round. Rental facilities are also offered year-round.
All areas of the history campus revert to the high-season
schedule on March 14, 2015. For more information, visit the KHS website at
agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky
Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people
understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus
includes the Thomas D.
for Kentucky History, the Old
State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum
at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky
Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.