Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society Announces New Year-Round Schedule

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, December 02, 2014  
Contact Information:  Laurel Harper
502-564-1792, ext. 4489

FRANKFORT, Ky. (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, ext. 4424).


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 ( 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





An 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. Clark Center 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