Patton Portrait Joins Kentucky Historical Society’s Hall of Governors
Installation scheduled for Tuesday, January 11 at , KentuckyHistoryCenter
FRANKFORT, KY, (January 6, 2005)The official portrait of former Governor Paul Patton was added to the Kentucky Historical Society’s Hall of Governors exhibit at an official installation observance Tuesday, January 11, at the Kentucky History Center at 100 W. Broadway in downtown Frankfort.
Governor Patton is one of only two Kentucky governors to serve two successive terms, from 1995- 2003. An engineer and businessman, Patton was a resident and former judge executive of PikeCounty. Patton’s official portrait, painted by Maria Simmons, hung in the New State Capitol during his term.
The Kentucky Historical Society adds each governor’s official portrait to its collection at the end of his/her term. The official portraits of every Kentucky governor are on permanent exhibit in the Hall of Governors at the Kentucky History Center in downtown Frankfort.
An agency of the Kentucky Commerce 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, KentuckyMilitaryHistoryMuseum and its five-year-old headquarters, the KentuckyHistoryCenter. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar HistoryCenter has welcomed almost one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web at http://history.ky.gov or call (502) 564-1792.