Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Military History Museum Offers Free Admission on Veterans Day
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 6,
2014) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will commemorate Veterans
Day on Nov. 11 with several events to honor Kentucky veterans and active duty service
personnel. They include free admission to the Kentucky Military History Museum
(KMHM) and the debut of three new interactive exhibits.
KMHM, located at 125 W. Main St. in the State Arsenal in
Frankfort, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the
day, KHS staff will present several hands-on educational activities for
children. The museum’s collections span nearly 200 years of conflicts. The latest
exhibits are geared to children in grade four and above. They encourage visitors to experience a little of what it
is like to be in the military and the choices that go into equipping soldiers
with the right tools.
Also on Veteran’s Day, WTVQ 36 meteorologist Michael Estime
will broadcast the weather live from the museum between 9 and 10 a.m. Trevor
Jones, KHS director of museum collections and exhibitions, will join him and
share stories of several artifacts on display there.
KHS also announced recently that military life is the latest
topic on KyMEdia Bank. This website is a place for Kentuckians to share and
archive their personal
histories and memories. The previous topic featured there was Civil Rights in
Kentucky. To read or contribute to the
site, people can visit kymediabank.com.
Note: Other KSH sites
including the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and the Old State
Capitol in downtown Frankfort will not be open on Veterans Day.
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 history.ky.gov.