Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Participate in Governor's Derby Celebration
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 19, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will participate in the Governor’s Derby Celebration activities in downtown Frankfort from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7 on the KHS history campus. All KHS events that morning are free and open to the public.
A Frankfort tradition now in its 75th year, the Derby Celebration continues to evolve. This year, the event will take place largely in downtown Frankfort, allowing visitors to experience the ArtWalk and other nearby attractions.
Inside the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, KHS will offer children’s activities like Derby hat-making; the Public Protection Cabinet presents a jockey simulator and face-painting; and author Patsi Trollinger will be on-hand throughout the morning for book signings and readings of Perfect Timing: How Isaac Murphy Became One of the World's Greatest Jockeys. The always popular hobby-horse races will be held on the lawn of the Old State Capitol, and the KHS HistoryMobile will be parked on Broadway in front of the Center for Kentucky History. In the Cralle-Day Garden, Salato Wildlife Education Center will bring fantastic birds of prey while the best local and regional talents perform on the Governor’s Stage.
Did you miss the “Kentucky Experience” while it was on display at the Kentucky Horse Park during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games? Never fear – KHS will host the exhibit beginning May 7 in the Keeneland Changing Exhibits Gallery. This colorful 120-panel photo exhibit, developed by the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism, covers every region in the Commonwealth. The “Kentucky Experience” will be available for viewing at the Center for Kentucky History through August 2011, when it will travel to the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.
For more information about these and other upcoming events at KHS, visit www.history.ky.gov.