FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 25, 2004) – On Thursday evening, November 18, the Kentucky Historical Society will join Downtown Frankfort, Inc. to celebrate the holiday season.This annual event, held in the historic downtown business district, will celebrate the season with many activities for young and old alike.
The KentuckyHistoryCenter, home for the Kentucky Historical Society, will host the well-known Lexington Singers for a concert.Formed in 1959, this group is known as one of Kentucky’s true cultural treasures.As the Commonwealth’s official chorus, this group has given numerous performances in Lexington.They have also performed at the KentuckyCenter for the Arts and Carnegie Hall.The talented choral group is directed by Jefferson Johnson, Director of Choral Programs at the University of Kentucky.Jay Flippin, Associate Professor of Music at MoreheadStateUniversity, is the group’s arranger and accompanist.
From to , the Danville Children’s Choir will perform.This group, in existence for 15 years, consists of children from grades 4 through 12.They are directed by the founder of the choir, Bruce Richardson.They will sing holiday tunes along with secular music.
Located at the HistoryCenter, the StewartHome 1792 Store will offer visitors a chance to shop for quality Kentucky-made products.Unique to the 1792 Store is the historic model series of Frankfort buildings.This series includes replicas of the Old State Capitol and the recently renovated Old Governor’s Mansion.The store carries “Kentucky-crafted” products including Carlton Ridge jewelry, Louisville Stoneware, Churchhill Weaver throws, Marianne Brown Pottery, Goose Creek wooden items, handmade quilts, Kentucky-related books, cookbooks, candles, a variety of food items and much more.In addition, you will find holiday decorative items for your tree and holiday home decorating.The store will be open during the Candlelight Tour.
For more information about downtownFrankfort’s Candlelight Tour events, call (502) 223-2261.
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.