FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 22, 2004) – Find special gifts this holiday season at the Stewart Home 1792 Store at the Kentucky History Center, home of the Kentucky Historical Society! Featuring a wide selection of Kentucky-made crafts, edibles, books and more, the museum store is a unique destination for those interested in Kentucky history and heritage.
The 1792 Store will be featuring an array of holiday items in addition to its usual finery. Of particular interest is the large assortment of holiday decorations, including ornaments that replicate icons of the 1950s and ornaments pertaining to fishing and boating to complement the Kentucky Historical Society’s newest exhibit, A River Runs Through Us: the Rivers of Kentucky.
In addition, the store will be offering several specialty items that can be packaged for a distinctive gift. The “Sarah Boone Blend” tea, blended by Elmwood Inn Fine Teas of Perryville, makes a special gift when combined with the 1792 Store’s exclusive Sarah Boone pattern of Louisville Stoneware. The Old Governor’s Mansion model, one of two historically correct models of downtown Frankfort buildings offered exclusively at the store, is packaged with a copy of The People’s House: Governor’s Mansions of Kentucky, by Thomas Clark and Margaret Lane—a $85 value for $79.95; a special 2004 holiday offering.
The museum store is open Tuesday through Saturday, from to , and Sunday from to For more information and to shop online, call (502) 564-1792 or visit the Web at http://history.ky.gov.
An agency of the Commerce Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, KentuckyMilitaryHistoryMuseum and its five-year-old headquarters, the KentuckyHistoryCenter. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar HistoryCenter has welcomed almost one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web at http://history.ky.gov or call (502) 564-1792.