Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Host Annual Boone Day Event
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 18, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host its annual Boone Day event from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
This year’s Boone Day event features the re-opening of the “Toyota Kentucky Hall of Governors” and includes a special presentation called “Through the Eyes of Kentucky Governors,” which is a panel discussion with some of Kentucky’s past heads of state. Bill Goodman, with Kentucky Educational Television (KET), will moderate the lunchtime panel discussion.
The registration fee for attending is $18 each for KHS members and $23 each for non-members.
Following the 11:30 a.m. ribbon cutting will be a luncheon of traditional Kentucky fare, the special presentation about Kentucky’s governors, tours of the Old Governors Mansion and Executive Mansion and the installation of commemorative bricks on the Pathway through History.
All 55 portraits in the “Toyota Kentucky Hall of Governors” were taken down several months ago for cleaning and restoration. The new exhibit will include additional information about each governor, as well as related artifacts from the KHS collection, oral histories and a timeline.
Boone Day has been a KHS tradition since 1897. It commemorates the day that Daniel Boone looked out across the Cumberland Gap into what was to become Kentucky.
Reservations and payments are required by May 27. Contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414 or Julia.Curry@ky.gov. For more information about purchasing a commemorative brick, contact Katie Skidmore at ext. 4445 or Katie.Skidmore@ky.gov.
For details about Boone Day and other upcoming events at KHS, visit www.history.ky.gov.