Kentucky Historical Society
New Kentucky Historical Society Exhibit Highlights Kentucky Connections

Press Release Date:  Monday, July 06, 2015  
Contact Information:  Janene Zaccone
janene.zaccone@ky.gov
502-564-1792 ext. 4490
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 6, 2015) – What do “Devil” Anse Hatfield, Jennifer Lawrence and Joe B. Hall have in common?

 

They are people that others connect to Kentucky and the first to be featured in the new Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) exhibit, “Kentucky Connections.”

 

Items on display include a crumpled basketball program University of Kentucky Coach Joe B. Hall held during a close game against Notre Dame in 1981, costumes “Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence wore to play make-believe with her family and a post-feud gun that belonged to Anse Hatfield, a West Virginian forever associated with Kentucky because of a famous feud his family had with the McCoys.

 

“Kentucky Connections” will rotate objects that relate to the people, places and products that connect Kentuckians with each other, the nation and the world.

 

The new exhibit is part of the larger KHS exhibit “A Kentucky Journey,” which tells the commonwealth’s story starting with prehistoric times. Admission is included with general admission to KHS museums: $4 adults; $3 veterans; $2 youth 6-18. Children age 5 and under, KHS and Kentucky Junior Historical members get in free. For more information, go to history.ky.gov/history-campus.

 

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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. 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.