Kentucky Historical Society
New Kentucky Historical Society Exhibit Highlights Kentucky Connections
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.
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.