Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Junior Historians to Convene in Frankfort
FRANKFORT, KY (March 23, 2009)— Student historians from across the state are headed to Frankfort for the forty-seventh annual Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS) convention on March 27 and 28. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a variety of activities and tours in addition to the KJHS project competition and quick-recall tournament, Kentucky History Bowl.
Young-history lovers, from kindergartners to high school seniors, will take home trophies, plaques, and medals for their projects in several categories including two and three-dimensional art, documentary, genealogy, historical exhibit, Kentucky history test, impromptu composition, paper, performance, and photography.
"These students are developing an appreciation for our state's history," says Kent Whitworth, executive director of the Kentucky Historical Society. "By researching a topic important to them, they are finding connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future."
Students will have a chance to relax on Friday night with a dance and concert by Kentucky Wild Horse, a roots music band.
Other convention activities will include hands-on activities and Museum Theatre performances. Students will be able to explore the KHS HistoryMobile exhibit, “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln,” as well as the Kentucky Journey and Beyond the Log Cabin: Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln exhibitions. Special tours will be given of the three buildings on the KHS History Campus, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Old State Capitol, and Kentucky Military History Museum.
For more information on the KJHS convention or becoming a member of KJHS, contact Laura Hiniker at 502-564-1792, ext. 4402, or email@example.com.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and its headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar Center has welcomed more than one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.