Kentucky Historical Society
Bluegrass Heritage Museum Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
Among this year’s winners was the Bluegrass Heritage Museum, recipient of the Class A Publication Award for the book, “James H. Holloway Diary.” The Winchester museum was nominated by Sandra Stults, and the award was accepted by Jack and Cindy Jones.
“James H. Holloway Diary” illustrates Kentucky’s divided families during the Civil War. It revolves around the family of Col. James Holloway, a Union soldier who married the daughter of a Confederate general. Holloway’s diary was found – along with many other documents and objects related to his Civil War career – in a chest in the Holloway home.
The Kentucky History Awards program, presented annually by KHS, recognizes exceptional achievements in Kentucky history by individuals, business and civic leaders, communities, museums and history organizations throughout the Commonwealth. The program also honors individuals and groups that have demonstrated efforts to promote the preservation, awareness and appreciation of state and local history.
For more information about the Kentucky History Awards visit www.history.ky.gov/historyawards.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.