Kentucky Historical Society - All Headlines

Below is a list of all current press releases.  To view the full text, click on the press release title.

  • KHS Seeks Nominations for 2014 Kentucky History Awards
    Monday, April 14, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Kentucky History Awards. All nominations must be received by close of business Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Find Your Kentucky Roots at KHS’s New Online Genealogy Magazine
    Monday, February 24, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) today announced the launch of its new online family history magazine, Kentucky Ancestors Online (KAO). This free electronic magazine, or e-zine, represents the latest evolution in KHS publications and continues the long-respected legacy of the former print journal, Kentucky Ancestors.
  • Kentucky Historical Society to host Family History Fair
    Friday, February 21, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society invite Kentuckians interested in genealogy to participate in a free RootsTech Family History Fair on March 8.
  • Former Gov. Collins to Speak at Clark Medallion Presentation
    Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins will be the featured speaker at the presentation ceremony for this year’s winner of the Thomas D. Clark Medallion award. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. in the Brown-Forman room at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Releases Civil Rights Tour on ‘ExploreKYHistory’ App
    Tuesday, February 04, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has released a new civil rights history tour on its “ExploreKYHistory” smartphone app to highlight people and places associated with the Commonwealth’s civil rights movement.
  • Correction: KHS Seeks Public Help Identifying Ogden Studio Images
    Thursday, January 16, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Bluegrass Heritage Museum (BHM) ask the public’s help in identifying and describing subjects in photographs taken by the William B. Ogden Studio from the 1920s through the 1950s.
  • KHS names new Register editor
    Thursday, January 09, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society has named David Turpie editor of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS). He replaces Nelson L. Dawson, who retired after 10 years of service to KHS.
  • KHS to host volunteer fair Jan. 16
    Friday, January 03, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host an informational fair Jan. 16 for people who want to know more about KHS volunteer opportunities. The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History at 100 W. Broadway in Frankfort.
  • Frankfort Public Art Tour earns national history award
    Monday, November 18, 2013
    Frankfort-based Joanna Hay of Joanna Hay Productions Inc. is the recipient of an award presented by the national Oral History Association. The 2013 OHA Award was presented to the independent producer for her Frankfort Public Art Tour project, sponsored in part by the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • Kentucky Historical Society elects new leadership
    Monday, November 18, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has announced results of the election for new officers and members of its Executive Committee. The committee is the policy-setting body for the KHS, a state agency that engages people in the exploration of Kentucky’s diverse heritage through comprehensive and innovative services, interpretive programs and stewardship.
  • Kentucky Historical Society announces Kentucky History Awards winners
    Tuesday, November 05, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has released the names of the 2013 winners of its Kentucky History Awards. Winners will receive their awards at a special ceremony at the Old State Capitol in Frankfort on Friday, Nov. 8, during the KHS Annual Meeting and Kentucky History Awards Celebration.
  • Look at slave politics’ impact on Kentucky earns author the KHS 2013 Collins Award
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    Dr. Aaron Astor of Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn., is this year’s recipient of the Richard H. Collins Award presented by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS). The $1,000 award, made possible by the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation, is conferred by a panel of leading scholars to recognize the author of the best article published in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society over the course of the year.