Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society to be Recognized for Excellence and Leadership
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
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 email@example.com.
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 history.ky.gov.