Kentucky Historical Society - Recent Headlines

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  • 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.
  • New historical marker to recall 1864 attack on Frankfort
    Thursday, May 29, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a new historical marker that recalls the June 10-11, 1864, attack on Frankfort by Confederate cavalry under the command of Gen. John Hunt Morgan.
  • KHS to Take Boone Day Celebration across State and Back
    Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is celebrating Boone Day and the 222nd birthday of Kentucky statewide this year.
  • Kentucky Historical Society markers to commemorate Burlington history
    Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    Two new Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) historical markers, one at the Dinsmore Homestead and the other in downtown Burlington, will highlight early Burlington history.
  • Kentucky Historical Society marker to honor religious pioneer Henry Clay Morrison
    Wednesday, May 07, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Henry Clay Morrison at 10 a.m. CDT on Saturday, May 24, at Bristletown Road and Highway 63 in Glasgow.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Rewards Student Historians
    Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    Superbugs, adult literacy and ownership of the Elgin Marbles were among the historical research topics that Kentucky students tackled in this year’s National History Day (NHD) in Kentucky state competition. The event was part of the 52nd Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS) conference that took place Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, in Louisville. KJHS is a program of the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Marker to Honor Revolutionary War Hero
    Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Revolutionary War officer Daniel Morgan and the town named for him at 1 p.m. CDT on Saturday, May 24, at Main Street and City Hall in Morgantown.