Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Military History Museum Offers Free Admission on Veterans Day

Press Release Date:  Thursday, November 06, 2014  
Contact Information:  Laurel Harper
502-564-1792, ext. 4489
Laurel.harper@ky.gov
 


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.

 

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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.