Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Participate in Frankfort Candlelight Tour

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, November 01, 2011  
Contact Information:  Chelsea Compton
502-564-1792, ext. 4504

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will offer free admission and host free events during downtown Frankfort’s annual Candlelight Tour on Thursday, Nov. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and Old State Capitol.

With Veterans Day and the opening of the Kentucky Military History Museum on Friday, Nov. 11, KHS and the City of Frankfort chose a 2011 Candlelight theme of “Celebrations of Service.”


Thursday and Friday night’s activities take place from 5-9 p.m. at the Center for Kentucky History, and include a Lionel train display and holiday shopping at the 1792 Store. Musical performances Thursday begin at 6 p.m. with the Westridge Elementary School Choir, followed by the Swing Canaries and The Thoroughbred Chorus. Also Thursday, Gigi’s Cupcakes will be on-site selling military-themed cupcakes, and the KHS HistoryMobile will be parked on Broadway with its current exhibit, “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln.” On Saturday, the Lionel train display and 1792 Store shopping continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The Kentucky Historical Society is also participating in the Nov. 12 Kentucky Book Fair with a special presentation titled “The Civil War: After 150 Years, Why are we Still Fascinated?” at noon in the Old State Capitol, House chamber. Moderated by state historian Dr. James Klotter, the panel will consist of Charles Bracelen Flood, Brian D. McKnight, James A. Ramage, Andrea Watkins and Donald A. Clark. This event is also free and open to the public.

For more information about events at KHS during the Candlelight Tour, contact Julia Curry at or 502-564-1792, ext. 4414, or visit



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