Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society to be Recognized for Excellence and Leadership

Press Release Date:  Monday, August 31, 2015  
Contact Information:  Janene Zaccone
502-564-1792 ext. 4490

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2015) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has earned a prestigious award for an in-school program that combines history with arts.


The program, History smArts, uses images, artifacts and questioning techniques to teach students visual analysis skills. Students do a hands-on art activity to reinforce what they have learned.

The American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) will present History smArts with an Award of Merit Leadership in History Award during the association’s annual meeting in Louisville in September. Award recipients represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history, according to information from AASLH.


For more information on History smArts, contact Megan Sauter, 502-564-1792. For information on the AASLH Award of Merit, contact Bethany Hawkins, AASLH, 615-320-3203 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. 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 KHS and its programs, visit