Kentucky Historical Society
Last Chance to See Rivers of Kentucky Exhibit
The Kentucky Historical Society exhibit A River Runs Through Us: The Rivers of Kentucky is getting ready to go dry. The temporary exhibit, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, featuring artifacts, oral histories, and full-scale environmental displays detailing the Commonwealth’s waterways, ends December 30.
“Our audiences helped shape this exhibit,” notes Kent Whitworth, Executive Director of the Kentucky Historical Society. “Visitors told us they were interested in the state’s rivers, and, for the past year, we’ve immersed them in our river culture,” he continues. “By providing connections to past impacts of water, we find perspective on our present. We hope exhibits like these help Kentuckians become inspired to make positive changes for the future of our state.”
The Kentucky Historical Society’s next temporary exhibit, History Unfurled: Flying Kentucky’s Flags, opens March 28, 2006.
Visiting hours at the Kentucky Historical Society are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The holiday schedule is as follows: Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26, closed; Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30, open; Saturday, December 31 through Monday, January 2, 2006, closed.
Admission prices are $4 for adults, $2 for youths (ages 6-18), and $3 for veterans. Children 5 and under are admitted free of charge and all tickets permit entry to the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum. For more information, please call (502) 564-1792, or visit the Web at http://history.ky.gov.
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, Kentucky Military History Museum and its five-year-old headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar Center for Kentucky History 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.