Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Host “Kentucky Military Treasures” Teacher Open House
"KHS to Host “Kentucky Military Treasures” Teacher Open House
Educators invited to explore new exhibition and KHS offerings at free event
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) invites teachers to attend a free evening exploration of the newest KHS exhibition, “Kentucky Military Treasures: Selections from the Kentucky Historical Society Collections.” The event, scheduled from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort, will give teachers an opportunity to learn about exhibition-related education programs and network with other educators.
Inclement weather foiled a previously scheduled open house.
The come-and-go event, which is appropriate for teachers of all grade levels, will give educators the opportunity to learn how they can use “Kentucky Military Treasures” and the programs related to it in their curricula. KHS educators will be on hand to speak with teachers about KHS exhibition-related resources, and open house participants will enjoy a close examination of museum artifacts and Hands-on-History carts.
Bill Bright, lead curator of the “Kentucky Military Treasures” exhibition, will also be present to answer questions about the new exhibition. Bright will offer a brief talk at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Participants who bring an educator who has never visited the KHS history campus will receive a free gift. Refreshments will be provided and free parking is available across the street from the Center. The KHS Stewart Home School 1792 Store will also be open during the event.
Educators interested in attending the open house should contact Leslie McWhorter, interpretive education programs administrator, at email@example.com or 502-564-1792, ext. 4424, by Friday, March 12.
"Kentucky Military Treasures," tells the stories of Kentuckians who fought in battles spanning nearly 200 years and includes significant artifacts from conflicts ranging from the War of 1812 to more recent engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq.Visit the “Kentucky Military Treasures” online exhibition at www.history.ky.gov/military or the gallery exhibition at the Center.
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, Old State Capitol and Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.