Kentucky Historical Society
Filson Historical Society 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 Filson Historical Society, recipient of the Class D Publication Award for the “Lessons on Likeness.” This book showcases an array of portrait artists who worked in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley between 1803 and 1920. It identifies stylistic sources and historical moments that influenced each artist. Written by Estill Curtis Pennington and frequently illustrated by portraits from the Filson Historical Society’s collection. “Lessons in Likeness” examines both the cultural chronology of portraiture in the region and profiles artists from the area who have an identifiable body of work.
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.