Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Events Listed Online
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 23, 2011) – The Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial is now underway and plans are being made across Kentucky to remember the Commonwealth’s sacrifices during our nation’s most significant conflict. As administrator of the Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is placing these events online at www.history.ky.gov/civilwar.
If your organization is planning a Civil War-related event and would like to have it listed online, contact Stuart Sanders by email at Stuart.Sanders@ky.gov.
KHS is also planning many of its own Civil War-related programs, events and exhibitions including:
• New and newly restored historical highway markers that tell Kentucky’s Civil War stories in communities throughout the Commonwealth;
• A new KHS HistoryMobile exhibit that will travel throughout Kentucky in 2012;
• Museums-to-Go exhibits that will be made available to public venues throughout the state;
• Educational programs for the KHS history campus, including a new Civil War experience at the Old State Capitol and a Civil War travelling trunk for students;
• Professional development opportunities and web-based resources for Kentucky teachers;
• Civil War-related programs for the Kentucky Junior Historical Society and National History Day;
• A Civil War trail that will link Kentucky’s Civil War sites and expand the interpretation of these sites throughout Kentucky, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Travel; and
• Opportunities for new research through the creation of the Papers of the Kentucky Civil War Governors, a transcribed, annotated and searchable online documentary collection of the Civil War governors’ papers.
For more information about Kentucky’s Civil War Sesquicentennial or about KHS, visit www.history.ky.gov/civilwar.
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 Old State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the website at www.history.ky.gov.