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.
- Kentucky Oral History Commission Accepts Grant Applications
Thursday, February 05, 2015
The Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) is accepting grant applications to help fund oral history projects on topics of significance to Kentucky or transcription and indexing of existing oral history interviews.
- KHS Event Seeks Information on Early 20th Century State Government
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The Kentucky Historical Society asks people with knowledge of early 20th-century state government to attend a knowledge-sharing event Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda.
- Kentucky Historical Society Foundation names new fundraising leader
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Robert Micou is joining the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation (KHSF) as chief advancement officer, where he will lead the foundation’s fundraising efforts on behalf of the Kentucky Historical Society.
- Kentucky Historical Society Announces New Year-Round Schedule
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has announced a new schedule that expands the hours during which visitors can enjoy exhibitions and activities at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Beginning Dec. 16, the center’s main floor public areas will remain open year-round, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with extended hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m. during the high-season visitor period of mid March to mid December.
- KHS Seeks Information on Bourbon Distilling for Photographic Collections
Monday, November 17, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) invites people with knowledge of the Kentucky bourbon industry to an open house Saturday, Nov. 29, to view photos featuring various distilleries and the distilling process and share information about them.
- Historical Marker Celebrates Lexington’s First Municipal Airport
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a new historical marker that celebrates Lexington’s first municipal airport, Monday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. at Boiling Springs Drive and Leestown Road in Lexington.
- Kentucky Military History Museum Offers Free Admission on Veterans Day
Thursday, November 06, 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.
- Kentucky Historical Society Announces Kentucky History Award Winners
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) this week will present the 2014 Kentucky History Awards to people, communities and organizations across the commonwealth who have shown a consistent effort to promote the preservation and appreciation of state and local history.
- Historical Markers Honor Evan Williams, Louisville Fairgrounds
Friday, October 31, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate two historical markers in Louisville to honor the bourbon distiller and community leader Evan Williams and identify the site of a mid-19th century fairground.
- Retired editor of Kentucky Historical Society’s ‘Register’ to receive public service award
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) has awarded Russell Harris a 2014 Kentucky Archives Month Certificate of Merit for “Notable Service to and Advocacy for Archives in Kentucky” by a public official. Harris is former senior associate editor of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.
- Historical Marker Celebrates Aviation and Thoroughbred Industry
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a new historical marker Monday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. in front of Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington. It tells two stories, that of Lexington’s second municipal airport, Glengarry Field, and that of Fasig-Tipton, North America’s oldest Thoroughbred auction company.
- KHS Invites Public to Share Knowledge about Frankfort Photographs
Monday, October 13, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) invites people with knowledge of early 20th-century Frankfort to an open house Saturday, Oct. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. to see photographs by John J. King and help identify the people and places in them.
- History of Christ Lutheran Church Subject of New Marker in Louisville
Friday, October 10, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will unveil a new historical marker Sunday, Oct. 26, at Christ Lutheran Church, 9212 Taylorsville Road, Louisville.
- Historical Marker to Note Greensburg Educator, Lincoln Friend
Thursday, October 09, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will unveil a historical marker Friday, Oct. 24, in Greensburg, to commemorate the life of William Mentor Graham, an early 19th century educator who taught Abraham Lincoln.
- Writers’ impact on sustainable agriculture earns 2014 KOHC oral history grant
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
A series of oral interviews on how Kentucky’s agrarian tradition in literature has impacted today’s sustainable agriculture movement is among the recipients of the 2014 Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) grant awards.
- KHS to Unveil Historical Marker Noting Civil War-era Site in Pulaski County
Monday, October 06, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a new historical marker Friday, Oct. 17 for the Smith W. Cain store in Pulaski County.
- New Historical Marker Honors Music Career of Louis ‘Grandpa’ Jones
Friday, October 03, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will unveil a new historical marker Saturday, Oct. 18, to commemorate the birthplace and 70-year music career of Louis “Grandpa” Jones. The 2 p.m. CDT event will be at 15979 Highway 136 East in Robards.
- New Historical Marker Notes Significance of Louisville Site
Friday, September 26, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will unveil a new historical marker at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday, Oct. 12, at 2227 Bashford Manor Lane in Louisville.
- IMLS Grant to Help KHS Boost Collections Accessibility
Monday, September 22, 2014
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $149,060 to the Kentucky Historical Society.
- KHS Publishes Second Volume of Unique Civil War Diary
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The fall issue of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society makes available the second volume of the Civil War diary of Bowling Green native Josie Underwood.
- Richmond Educator Named 2014 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year
Monday, August 25, 2014
Sharon Graves, a social studies teacher at Clark-Moores Middle School in Richmond, is the 2014 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year.
- New Historical Marker Marks Graves of 2 in Hatfield-McCoy Feud
Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will unveil a new historical marker Friday, Aug. 29, at a cemetery with ties to the Hatfield-McCoy feud. The marker tells about Nancy McCoy Phillips and her husband, Frank Phillips.
- Kentucky Historical Society adds 9 new tours to ‘ExploreKYHistory’ App
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Boone Trace was the first “road” into Kentucky. McCracken is the home county of John T. Scopes, the teacher at the center of the 1925 “Monkey Trial” that made national headlines in Dayton, Tennessee; and what once was the world’s longest suspension bridge starts in Kenton County. This information – and more – is on nine new tours the Kentucky Historical Society has added to its ExploreKYHistory smartphone app.
- KHS Research Fellow to Discuss Work on ‘Satan and the Civil War’
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Edward S. Blum, a Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) research fellow, will discuss his current research, “Satan and the Civil War,” Thursday, Aug. 14, from 3 to 4 p.m., at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway. Admission is free and open to the public.
- Kentucky Students Compete, Network, Advocate at National History Event
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Four Kentucky middle and high school students recently received national awards at the National History Day (NHD) competition at the University of Maryland. The students were among 55 who represented Kentucky. In all, the event drew 3,000 students from 57 NHD affiliates in the United States and other countries.
- Kentucky Historical Society to be Recognized for Excellence, Leadership in History
Friday, June 27, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has earned a prestigious award for its HistoryMobile exhibit on the Civil War era in Kentucky.
- HistoryMobile to be Part of Summer Program to Develop Visual Literacy Skills
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Scholarship meets the graphic novel. That describes the Kentucky Historical Society’s HistoryMobile and is what makes it a perfect fit for a University of Louisville camp focused on developing visual literacy skills June 23-27 at Westport Middle School.
- New Historical Marker Notes Significance of Old Louisville Landmark
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will unveil a new historical marker at 4 p.m. EDT June 25 at the Conrad-Caldwell House, 1402 St. James Court, in Louisville. The house in the Old Louisville neighborhood dates to 1893-95 and is significant for its Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. Arthur Loomis, a local architect, built the house and incorporated such innovative features as indoor plumbing and electric lighting.
- Historical marker recalls Rosenwald School in LaGrange
Monday, June 16, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society will unveil a historical marker that recalls the importance of the LaGrange Training School and Rosenwald Schools in the education of African-Americans during the time of legalized segregation in the 20th century.
- New Historical Marker Notes Rural Electrification in South-Central Kentucky
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society will unveil June 19 in Cave City a historical marker that notes the significance to south-central Kentucky of a national effort to bring electricity to rural areas. The 3 p.m. CDT event will be at 6014 N. Jackson Highway.
- Kentucky Military History Museum Shows More Firearms
Monday, June 09, 2014
Visitors will have more to see at the Kentucky Military History Museum starting June 11, with 74 firearms being added to the Military Treasures exhibition. The additional firearms cover the scope of Kentucky’s military history and range from Kentucky long rifles to an M16.
- Kentucky Historical Society Invites Families to Fun Saturday Activities
Friday, June 06, 2014
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is offering free activities for children ages 5 to 10 and their caregivers this summer at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Old State Capitol and State Arsenal in Frankfort. Admission to the activities is independent of visiting a KHS museum, for which regular KHS admission applies.
- Governor Beshear proclaims this week as Kentucky Statehood Week
Monday, June 02, 2014
Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed June 1 through 7 Kentucky Statehood Week, in recognition of the 222nd anniversary of Kentucky becoming the nation’s 15th state. Kentucky entered the union on June 1, 1792, comprising a region that was formerly part of Virginia.