Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Kentucky Historical Society to Sponsor Family Activities at Derby Breakfast

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, April 26, 2006  
Contact Information:  Brett Hall
Jodi Whitaker
Troy Body

Alice Rogers

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Children of all ages and their families are invited to make a Derby hat, tour the Historymobile and enjoy some traditional Kentucky music at the Governor’s Derby Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 6, 2006.  The Kentucky Historical Society will sponsor all three activities on the State Capitol grounds.

Visitors are invited to step back into frontier Kentucky in the Historymobile, a self-contained traveling exhibit on the life and adventures of Daniel Boone. Two stages will showcase the traditional Kentucky musical and storytelling.

Scheduled acts include bluegrass band Royal Blue; master fiddler Roger Cooper; musicians Chloe Roberts, Jury Hutchens, Rossi Clark, with John Harrod of the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School; the African American a cappella gospel group Mt. Sinai Volunteers and a performance of Kentucky Cabaret: Spotlight on Jean Ritchie, with Bob and Susie Hutchison.

Children will enjoy learning about the Derby-hat tradition as they make and decorate their own hats in the Kentucky Historical Society tent beginning at 9 a.m.  Later in the day, hat makers can enter their creation in the hat contest on St. Clair Mall in downtown Frankfort during Downtown Derby Day activities that will continue throughout the morning and into the afternoon.

History Zone, a family activity, is offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The Kentucky Historical Society’s children’s program “Capitol Ideas” will offer an architectural tour of the Old State Capitol for kids 5 to 10 years old and their families, including an Old Capitol puzzle to make and take home.

Visitors can hop on the shuttle service provided for the Derby Breakfast and visit downtown Frankfort during their trip to the Capitol. The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History is a stop on the shuttle route and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring exhibits, museum theatre and the Kentucky Military History Museum.

Derby Breakfast parking will be available at the CHR Complex, 275 E. Main Street. A free bus shuttle service will operate between CHR, the Kentucky History Center and the Capitol. Hours for the shuttle are 6:30 a.m. to noon. Handicapped parking will be available in the parking lot just west of the Capitol. For more information about the celebration, visit