Kentucky Historical Society
Spend Saturday with Santa at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 29, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Downtown Frankfort Inc. will host Saturday with Santa from noon-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
The KHS history campus is free and open to the public during its regular Saturday hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with Santa arriving at noon following the annual Frankfort Jaycees Christmas Parade. Bring your own camera and your wish list for a visit with the jolly old elf!
Special activities for children and families include sugar cookie decorating and storytelling. Youngsters and the young at heart can also celebrate Kentucky’s traditional folk art forms. Guests are invited to view the alfombra (a large carpet of dyed sawdust used to celebrate Holy Week) on display in “The Makings of a Master: Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeships” exhibition, and to make a small, personal alfombra to take home. Linda Proffitt will demonstrate the craft of weaving on a full-size loom, with small looms available for guests to make their own woven piece. Master storyteller Anne Shelby and her son, Graham, will share traditional holiday and Appalachian folk tales at 12:30, 1:15 and 2 p.m.
To find out more about this and other KHS programs, visit the news and events page at www.history.ky.gov.
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, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.