Kentucky Historical Society
"Discovering Kentucky's Lincoln" on Display in State Office Buildings in October
Frankfort, KY (September 29,2008)—“Discovering Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln,” a new Museums-to-Go exhibit developed by the Kentucky Historical Society, will be on display in selected state office buildings throughout the month of October.
“Discovering Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” is a five-panel mobile exhibit which illustrates Lincoln’s ties to his native state. Each panel is dedicated to a different theme: “A Frontier Childhood,” “Becoming President,” “Ending Slavery,” “Lincoln and Kentucky at War!” and “Remembering Lincoln Differently.”
Below is a list of buildings where the exhibits will be displayed:
Kentucky State Capitol Building: October 1-15
Kentucky State Capitol Annex: October 1-15
State Office Building: October 1-15
Capital Plaza Tower: October 16-31
Cabinet for Health and Family Services: October 16-31
Transportation building: October 16-31
Accompanying the panel displays is a brochure rack with invitations for a state employee reception at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History to take place November 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The “Discovering Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” exhibit is funded by the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation, the James Graham Brown Foundation, and the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Three sets of “Discovering Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” are currently in circulation.
The Museums-to-Go program, a free service provided by the Kentucky Historical Society, offers traveling panel exhibits that explore subjects across the humanities through historical images and lively text. Topics currently in circulation span the arts and sciences, history, and literature. Institutions and organizations serving adult audiences may borrow the exhibits for one to two month showings in publicly accessible places. These small-scale exhibits are manageable and can easily be adapted to a wide variety of locations.
To find out more about the Museums-to-Go program or to reserve a copy of “Discovering Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln,” contact Warren Greer at 502-564-1792 ext. 4478 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.history.ky.gov.