Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society adds 9 new tours to ‘ExploreKYHistory’ App

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, August 12, 2014  
Contact Information:  Contact: Janene Zaccone
502-564-1792, ext. 4490
janene.zaccone@ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2014) – Boone Trace was the first “road” into Kentucky. McCracken is the home county of John T. Scopes, the teacher at the center of the 1925 “Monkey Trial” that made national headlines in Dayton, Tennessee; and what once was the world’s longest suspension bridge starts in Kenton County.

 

This information – and more – is on nine new tours the Kentucky Historical Society has added to its ExploreKYHistory smartphone app. The app provides “behind-the-historical-marker” information, photos and other resources for Kentucky’s more than 2,000 historical markers. The new tours are Boone Trace, Bourbon and Distillery History, Bourbon County (provided by the Hopewell Museum), Jefferson County, Johnson County, McCracken County, Henderson County, Kenton County and Warren County.

 

The app can be downloaded free from iTunes and Google Play, but people don’t need a smartphone to access the tours. They are available online at explorekyhistory.ky.gov.

 

KHS administers the Kentucky Historical Marker Program in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Thematic app tours supplement information on historical markers with related items in KHS collections and community-submitted images and stories.

 

Media outlets can contact Stuart Sanders at 502-564-1792, ext. 4420 or stuart.sanders@ky.gov for more information.

 

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The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history. KHS sites include 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 KHS and its programs, visit history.ky.gov.