Kentucky Historical Society - Archived Headlines

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  • New historical marker to recall 1864 attack on Frankfort
    Thursday, May 29, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a new historical marker that recalls the June 10-11, 1864, attack on Frankfort by Confederate cavalry under the command of Gen. John Hunt Morgan.
  • KHS to Take Boone Day Celebration across State and Back
    Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is celebrating Boone Day and the 222nd birthday of Kentucky statewide this year.
  • Kentucky Historical Society markers to commemorate Burlington history
    Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    Two new Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) historical markers, one at the Dinsmore Homestead and the other in downtown Burlington, will highlight early Burlington history.
  • Kentucky Historical Society marker to honor religious pioneer Henry Clay Morrison
    Wednesday, May 07, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Henry Clay Morrison at 10 a.m. CDT on Saturday, May 24, at Bristletown Road and Highway 63 in Glasgow.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Rewards Student Historians
    Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    Superbugs, adult literacy and ownership of the Elgin Marbles were among the historical research topics that Kentucky students tackled in this year’s National History Day (NHD) in Kentucky state competition. The event was part of the 52nd Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS) conference that took place Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, in Louisville. KJHS is a program of the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Marker to Honor Revolutionary War Hero
    Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Revolutionary War officer Daniel Morgan and the town named for him at 1 p.m. CDT on Saturday, May 24, at Main Street and City Hall in Morgantown.
  • Kentucky Historical Society marker to honor state hospital residents
    Monday, May 05, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor the thousands of Kentuckians with disabilities who lived at the Frankfort State Hospital and School and the hundreds buried in its cemetery. The event will be at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 22, at Glenn’s Creek Road near Fowler Street.
  • Kentucky Historical Society marker to commemorate historic Ludlow landmark
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to commemorate Somerset Hall at 416 Closson Court in Ludlow, at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 17.
  • KHS Seeks Volunteers for Kentucky Military History Museum
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will have an open house at the Kentucky Military History Museum from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, May 13, for people interested in volunteering at the museum on Friday and Saturday afternoons this summer.
  • KHS Seeks Nominations for 2014 Kentucky History Awards
    Monday, April 14, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Kentucky History Awards. All nominations must be received by close of business Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Find Your Kentucky Roots at KHS’s New Online Genealogy Magazine
    Monday, February 24, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) today announced the launch of its new online family history magazine, Kentucky Ancestors Online (KAO). This free electronic magazine, or e-zine, represents the latest evolution in KHS publications and continues the long-respected legacy of the former print journal, Kentucky Ancestors.
  • Kentucky Historical Society to host Family History Fair
    Friday, February 21, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society invite Kentuckians interested in genealogy to participate in a free RootsTech Family History Fair on March 8.
  • Former Gov. Collins to Speak at Clark Medallion Presentation
    Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins will be the featured speaker at the presentation ceremony for this year’s winner of the Thomas D. Clark Medallion award. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. in the Brown-Forman room at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Releases Civil Rights Tour on ‘ExploreKYHistory’ App
    Tuesday, February 04, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has released a new civil rights history tour on its “ExploreKYHistory” smartphone app to highlight people and places associated with the Commonwealth’s civil rights movement.
  • Correction: KHS Seeks Public Help Identifying Ogden Studio Images
    Thursday, January 16, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Bluegrass Heritage Museum (BHM) ask the public’s help in identifying and describing subjects in photographs taken by the William B. Ogden Studio from the 1920s through the 1950s.
  • KHS names new Register editor
    Thursday, January 09, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society has named David Turpie editor of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS). He replaces Nelson L. Dawson, who retired after 10 years of service to KHS.
  • KHS to host volunteer fair Jan. 16
    Friday, January 03, 2014
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host an informational fair Jan. 16 for people who want to know more about KHS volunteer opportunities. The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History at 100 W. Broadway in Frankfort.
  • Frankfort Public Art Tour earns national history award
    Monday, November 18, 2013
    Frankfort-based Joanna Hay of Joanna Hay Productions Inc. is the recipient of an award presented by the national Oral History Association. The 2013 OHA Award was presented to the independent producer for her Frankfort Public Art Tour project, sponsored in part by the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • Kentucky Historical Society elects new leadership
    Monday, November 18, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has announced results of the election for new officers and members of its Executive Committee. The committee is the policy-setting body for the KHS, a state agency that engages people in the exploration of Kentucky’s diverse heritage through comprehensive and innovative services, interpretive programs and stewardship.
  • Kentucky Historical Society announces Kentucky History Awards winners
    Tuesday, November 05, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has released the names of the 2013 winners of its Kentucky History Awards. Winners will receive their awards at a special ceremony at the Old State Capitol in Frankfort on Friday, Nov. 8, during the KHS Annual Meeting and Kentucky History Awards Celebration.
  • Look at slave politics’ impact on Kentucky earns author the KHS 2013 Collins Award
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    Dr. Aaron Astor of Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn., is this year’s recipient of the Richard H. Collins Award presented by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS). The $1,000 award, made possible by the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation, is conferred by a panel of leading scholars to recognize the author of the best article published in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society over the course of the year.
  • Kentucky Historical Society marker to honor Garden Hall in Frankfort
    Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to commemorate Garden Hall at noon Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 417 Wapping St. in Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Historical Society marker to commemorate Cherokee influence on state
    Monday, October 07, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to commemorate the role that Cherokee played in Kentucky at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Lincoln County Courthouse on Main Street in Stanford.
  • KHS historical marker jointly honors state’s first Rotary Club and prominent hotel site
    Monday, October 07, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to jointly commemorate the Rotary Club of Louisville and the Henry Watterson Hotel at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at 415 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. in Louisville.
  • Kentucky Historical Society to dedicate historical marker at Hazel Patch pioneer trail site
    Monday, September 30, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will rededicate a historical marker to commemorate the Hazel Patch pioneer trail site at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Levi Jackson State Park amphitheater in London.
  • Historical marker honoring Pony Express founder to be dedicated in Franklin this Saturday
    Monday, September 30, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Pony Express co-founder Alexander Majors at 2 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Oct. 5, on Kenny Perry Dr. in Franklin, Ky.
  • KHS Presentation Explores How Frontier Society Kept Its Thumb on Women
    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    The role of women during Kentucky’s male-dominated frontier days is the focus of a thought-provoking presentation by 2011 Governor’s Award recipient Craig Thompson Friend. The free event will be held at 10:30 a.m., Sept. 28, at the Kentucky Historical Society’s Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Historical Society showcases 17-year-old’s exhibit on Rosenwald schools
    Wednesday, September 11, 2013
    A 17-year-old junior at Kentucky Country Day School in Louisville has curated an insightful exhibit on the African-American education experience, now on display at the Kentucky Historical Society’s Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
  • KHS Historical Marker Highlights Achievements of Marshall County Education Pioneer
    Thursday, September 05, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Henry H. Lovett Sr. at 9 a.m. CDT., Monday, Sept. 16, on KY 353 at H. H. Lovett Park in Benton.
  • Kentucky History Treasures Begins Airing This Weekend
    Friday, August 30, 2013
    Kentucky History Treasures, a new weekly feature highlighting the collections and programs of the Kentucky Historical Society, debuts this Sunday, Aug. 31, on Lexington’s ABC affiliate WTVQ during ABC 36 Weekend Edition at 11 p.m. The series is hosted by WTVQ news anchor Doug High.
  • KHS Historical Marker Honors Railroad Line and Depot Critical to Bourbon Country Growth
    Wednesday, August 28, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to commemorate the Frankfort and Cincinnati Railroad and the Centreville Depot. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at KY 353 at Centreville (near Paris), Ky.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker for African-American Woodland School in Paducah
    Tuesday, August 13, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2013) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to commemorate Woodland School at 11:30 a.m. CDT Saturday, Aug. 10, at 5740 Hocker Road, Paducah. This is the former site of a Rosenwald School for African-Americans in Massac, New Hope and Hills Chapel communities. In this one-room wooden structure, one teacher taught 25-30 students from grades one through eight. Many of the students were children and grandchildren of former slaves. Woodland School opened in the 1920s and closed in 1963, due to the integration of Kentucky schools. From 1912-1932, Julius Rosenwald, philanthropist and CEO of Sears, Roebuck, & Co., collaborated with Booker T. Washington, a pre-eminent African-American educator, to build 5,357 new one-room schools to serve African-Americans across the South and Southwest. Their goal was to improve the quality of education for children in rural areas. The Kentucky Historical Marker Program, administered by KHS in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, tells Kentucky’s story through the people, places and events that have shaped local communities across the Commonwealth. These markers highlight the importance of place in Kentucky’s collective history, in order to build strong communities for the future. The markers are on-the-spot history lessons that make connections between history, place and historical evidence housed in the Commonwealth’s many historical organizations. Through the program, Kentucky’s history is made accessible to the public on markers along the state’s roadways; online at www.history.ky.gov/markers and via the Explore Kentucky History smartphone application available free at iTunes and Google Play. For more information, contact Becky Riddle, Kentucky Historical Marker program coordinator, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4474 or becky.riddle@ky.gov.
  • Kentucky Historical Society to Host Docent Open House
    Tuesday, July 30, 2013
    An open house for prospective docents will be held Aug. 10 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Announces Smithsonian Affiliation
    Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Smithsonian Institution will announce a new relationship at KHS’ annual Boone Day event.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker for Pioneer Fort in Mount Sterling
    Thursday, June 20, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to a pioneer outpost and spring at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at 4510 Winchester Road in Mount Sterling.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker for Anderson Ferry, 1937 Flood in Boone County
    Thursday, June 20, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to commemorate the Anderson Ferry and the 1937 flood at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at 4030 River Road in the Boone County community of Constance, near Hebron.
  • KHS Seeks Nominations for 2013 Kentucky History Awards
    Friday, June 14, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 14, 2013) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Kentucky History Awards. All nominations must be received by close of business Friday, Aug. 16.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker in Butler County
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to a Union Army officer, Maj. Andrew Graff Hamilton, at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Butler County Courthouse in Morgantown.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker in Boone County
    Thursday, June 06, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker showing Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s escape route, at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, in Union.
  • KHS Invites Public to Participate in ‘Piecing Together History: Dr. T.T. Wendell and Lexington’s African-American Community’
    Wednesday, June 05, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a free knowledge-sharing event Friday, June 14, 3-6 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 541 Jefferson St. in Lexington. Help is needed to identify the people, places and events found in the photographs of the Thomas T. Wendell Collection.
  • KHS to Participate in Blue Star Museums: Free admission to military personnel and their families this summer
    Tuesday, June 04, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will participate in Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to veterans and active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought: 19th Century Pottery Traditions in Northern Kentucky
    Monday, June 03, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a “Food for Thought” luncheon program, “What a Crock! 19th Century Pottery Traditions in Northern Kentucky” with independent scholar and potter Brenda Hornsby Heindl, at noon Wednesday, June 19, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop June 8 - Workshop explores family heritage gardening in Kentucky
    Thursday, May 30, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Author Bill Best and KHS senior librarian Cheri Daniels will present a two-part workshop on family heritage gardening, followed by a garden party and plant exchange.
  • Registration Now Open for KHS’s Camp ArtyFact: These hands-on camps are perfect for kids ages 5 to 13
    Friday, May 24, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host its fourth summer of Camp ArtyFact this June and July at the KHS history campus in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS Announces 2013 Kentucky Junior Historical Society Conference and Kentucky History Day Winners
    Friday, May 10, 2013
    Students from around the Commonwealth were rewarded for their talents and research in history at the 51st Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS) Conference and Kentucky History Day held at the University of Louisville.
  • KHS Artifacts Loaned to Major Lincoln Exhibition
    Wednesday, May 08, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will loan Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch and several other artifacts to a major West Coast exhibition about the Kentucky native. “The Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln” will open at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library in Simi Valley, Calif., on June 1 and run until Sept. 30, 2013.
  • KHS Hosts Cemetery Preservation Workshop at Carter Caves State Park
    Monday, May 06, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Cemetery Preservation Program will host a free workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Carter Caves State Resort Park.
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought: The Feuds of Bloody Breathitt: Kentucky’s Untold Story
    Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a “Food for Thought” luncheon program, “The Feuds of Bloody Breathitt: Kentucky’s Untold Story” with author and filmmaker Jerry Deaton, at noon Wednesday, May 15, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop May 11
    Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Certified genealogist Pamela Lyons Brinegar will present a two-part workshop on researching women.
  • Celebrate Derby Day with the Kentucky Historical Society
    Thursday, April 25, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will offer a variety of free family-friendly activities during the Governor’s Derby Celebration in downtown Frankfort, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.
  • Kentucky Junior Historical Society 2013 Conference to be held in Louisville
    Tuesday, April 23, 2013
    Students from around the Commonwealth will compete for recognition of their accomplishments in research and history at the Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS) 2013 Conference and Kentucky History Day at the University of Louisville on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker in Boyle County
    Monday, April 22, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker at the Kirkland Home at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at 1470 Battlefield Road in Perryville.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Foundation to participate in Kentucky Gives Day
    Monday, April 15, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Foundation will participate in the Kentucky Nonprofit Network’s first Kentucky Gives Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event bringing nonprofits and Kentuckians from across the Commonwealth together for one powerful day of action. Proceeds raised April 24 will benefit the Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS).
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Naval Ordnance Station Louisville
    Friday, April 12, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to Naval Ordnance Station Louisville (NOSL) at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, at 5601 Southside Drive in Louisville.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker on UK Campus
    Thursday, April 04, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to early 20th century class competitions at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, on the University of Kentucky Campus.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop April 13
    Wednesday, April 03, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Guest speaker Cindy Peck presents “Using DNA to Enhance your Genealogy Research.”
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought: Whither Kentucky Civil War and Reconstruction Scholarship?
    Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a “Food for Thought” luncheon program, “Whither Kentucky Civil War and Reconstruction Scholarship?” with John David Smith, professor of American history at UNC Charlotte, at noon Wednesday, April 17, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker in Shelby Park
    Thursday, March 28, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to the Shelby Park neighborhood at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at 600 E. Oak St. in Louisville.
  • KHS to Host Series of Cemetery Preservation Workshops in Southern and Eastern Kentucky
    Monday, March 25, 2013
    This spring and summer, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Cemetery Preservation Program will host a series of 10 workshops throughout southern and eastern Kentucky to help Kentuckians preserve their local cemeteries.
  • KHS to Rededicate Historical Marker at Gravesite of Unknown Confederate Soldier
    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will rededicate a historical marker to an unknown Confederate soldier at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Breaks Interstate Park near Elkhorn City.
  • KHS Launches House Museums Tour on ‘Explore Kentucky History’ Smartphone App
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society explores Kentucky’s historic homes in a new tour on the “ExploreKYHistory” smartphone application.
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought: Pine Mountain Settlement School
    Friday, March 08, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a “Food for Thought” luncheon program, “Pine Mountain Settlement School,” with Nancy Adams, executive director, and James Greene, Harlan County curriculum supervisor, at noon Wednesday, March 20, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop March 9
    Tuesday, March 05, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Certified genealogist Gail Miller discusses how to use court documents and pre-1850s tax records in genealogical research.
  • Kentucky Military History Museum Reopens March 9
    Thursday, February 28, 2013
    After extensive renovations, the Kentucky Military History Museum will reopen to the public Saturday, March 9. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Department of Military Affairs (KDMA) will host a free open house reception from 10 a.m. to noon that day, with representatives of each organization on hand to answer questions. The museum will be open for free all day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • KHS Receives Grant to Catalog Churchill Weavers Collection
    Wednesday, February 06, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has been selected to receive a $142,700 Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The funds will support the cataloging of an estimated 40,000 textiles in the Churchill Weavers Collection.
  • KHS Invites Public to Participate in ‘Piecing Together History: Dr. T.T. Wendell and Kentucky's African-American Community’
    Thursday, January 31, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a free knowledge sharing event Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Help is needed to identify the people, places and events found in the photographs of the Thomas T. Wendell Collection.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker at Constitution Square in Danville
    Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to the first U.S. Colored Troops at Camp Nelson at noon Monday, Feb. 4, at Constitution Square in Danville.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop Feb. 9
    Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Topics include “Finding African Cemetery No. 2” and “The Colored Fair,” with speaker Yvonne Giles.
  • KHS Launches Slavery and Emancipation Tour on ‘Explore Kentucky History’ Smartphone App
    Thursday, January 24, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society explores Kentucky’s slavery and emancipation history in a new smartphone application tour.
  • KHS to Host Open House for Potential Docents at Old State Capitol
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) seeks volunteer docents to lead public tours of the Old State Capitol. An open house will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, for all who are interested in learning about the docent program.
  • KHS Launches Danville Tour on ‘Explore Kentucky History’ Smartphone App
    Tuesday, January 08, 2013
    The Kentucky Historical Society features historic downtown Danville in a new smartphone application tour. “Explore Danville, Kentucky,” includes 19 historical markers, all within walking distance of Danville’s downtown business district, pertaining to Kentucky’s pioneer past, the state’s founding, early medical advancements, education, the Civil War and more.
  • KHS Launches UK Tour on ‘Explore Kentucky History’ Smartphone App
    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) launched its “ExploreKYHistory” smartphone application this summer with a statewide Civil War tour. Now the University of Kentucky (UK) tour is available.
  • KHS Launches Lincoln Tour on ‘Explore Kentucky History’ Smartphone App
    Thursday, December 06, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) debuted its “ExploreKYHistory” smartphone application this summer with a statewide Civil War tour. Now the Abraham Lincoln tour is available.
  • KHS History Campus to Adopt Winter Hours of Operation
    Monday, December 03, 2012
    Effective Dec. 9, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) history campus in downtown Frankfort will begin operating under its winter schedule.
  • Spend Saturday, Dec. 8, with Santa at the Center for Kentucky History
    Monday, December 03, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Downtown Frankfort Inc. will host Saturday with Santa from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop Dec. 8: An introduction to the DAR and SAR
    Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Topics include how to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) or of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought: Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress
    Monday, November 26, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a “Food for Thought” luncheon program, “Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress” with author Brad Asher, at noon Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker at Willis Russell House in Danville
    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker for the Willis Russell House at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at 204 E. Walnut St. in Danville.
  • KHS Artifact featured in Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’
    Friday, November 09, 2012
    A pocket watch that once belonged to Abraham Lincoln and is now in the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) collections is featured in Steven Spielberg’s newest film. “Lincoln” opens in limited release today and nationwide Friday, Nov. 16.
  • KHS to Participate in Frankfort Candlelight Tour with ‘A Civil War Christmas’
    Monday, November 05, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will offer free admission and host free events during downtown Frankfort’s annual Candlelight Tour on Thursday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients
    Monday, November 05, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker honoring Daviess County’s Medal of Honor recipients at 3:30 p.m. CST Saturday, Nov. 10, at 200 Frederica St. in Owensboro.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop Nov. 3
    Thursday, October 25, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Kentuckian Brian Gerard will share his recent experience participating in a Swedish genealogy and reality television show.
  • KHS to Host Annual Kentucky History Awards
    Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will present the 2012 Kentucky History Awards in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS Launches War of 1812 Tour on Smartphone App - Users Can “Explore Kentucky History” Online and On the Road
    Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    he Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) debuted its “ExploreKYHistory” smartphone application this summer with a statewide Civil War tour. Now the War of 1812 tour is available on “ExploreKYHistory.”
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker in Marshall County
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker honoring Shelby McCallum at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at WCBL radio station, 1039 Eggners Ferry Road in Benton.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker Honoring Winner of the First Kentucky Derby
    Wednesday, October 10, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker honoring Aristides, winner of the first Kentucky Derby, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Coldstream Park Trailhead off McGrathiana Parkway at the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Campus in Lexington.
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought: Short Stories of Early Kentucky Furniture (1790s-1820s)
    Wednesday, October 03, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a “Food for Thought” luncheon program, “Short Stories of Early Kentucky Furniture (1790s-1820s)” with guest speaker Mack Cox, at noon Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop Oct. 13
    Wednesday, October 03, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2012) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Topics include FamilySearch.org and other digital resources.
  • Construction at Kentucky Military History Museum to Affect Frankfort Traffic
    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Drivers are urged to use extra caution for the next several weeks while driving near the Kentucky Military History Museum on East Main Street (U.S. 60) in downtown Frankfort.
  • Ron Adkisson Named 2012 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year
    Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Ron Adkisson, an eighth-grade teacher of U.S. history at South Oldham Middle School in Crestwood, has been named the 2012 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year. The award is co-sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY® and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on behalf of its Preserve America program.
  • Visit KHS for Free on Smithsonian Museum Day
    Monday, September 17, 2012
    he Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will participate in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, where museums across the country will open for free to those possessing a Museum Day ticket. Visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday to register.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker Honoring a ‘Mother of the Orphan Brigade’
    Friday, September 14, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker honoring Bettie Taylor Phillips at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the entrance of Uniontown City Cemetery on State Route 360 in Union County.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker at Crash Site in Boone County
    Wednesday, September 12, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the 3000 block of State Route 237 in Hebron, to memorialize an aviation tragedy, the 1955 midair collision of two aircraft near Hebron.
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought: ‘The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook’ with Maggie Green
    Thursday, August 30, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a “Food for Thought” luncheon program, “The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook,” at noon Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop Sept. 8
    Thursday, August 23, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Topics include Frankfort Cemetery and how to locate and document burial sites.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker Honoring Stonetown
    Thursday, August 23, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor the African-American settlement of Stonetown at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at 176 Stonetown Road in Stamping Ground.
  • Wendell E. Berry Collection Now at KHS
    Wednesday, August 15, 2012
    Widely acclaimed Kentucky author Wendell E. Berry, who has been called a “prophet of rural America” in The New York Times, has donated his writings, research materials and incoming correspondence to the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS). These materials are being processed and will be made available to researchers by Nov. 1.
  • KHS Launches New Smartphone App: ‘ExploreKYHistory’ Users Can Explore Kentucky History Online and On the Road
    Monday, August 13, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is expanding its offerings to connect communities with local history through a new smartphone application, “ExploreKYHistory.”
  • KHS to Display Artifacts at Kentucky State Fair
    Thursday, August 09, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will display artifacts and exhibits related to the Civil War and Kentucky’s military history at the Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 16-26 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
  • KHS Receives NEH Grant
    Monday, August 06, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has received a $178,000 Landmarks of American History and Culture grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The funds will be used by KHS to host two weeklong teacher workshops called “Torn Within, Threatened Without: Kentucky and the Border States in Civil War America,” in the summer of 2013.
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought: ‘Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth'
    Monday, July 30, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a “Food for Thought” luncheon program, “Quakers Living in the Lion’s Mouth,” at noon Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • New Collection of Letters at KHS Offers Glimpse into Slavery, Freedom and Families’ Lives
    Monday, July 30, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) recently acquired a collection of 19th century letters that depict the lives of both free and enslaved Kentucky families, in Lexington and Hopkinsville. Referred to as the Watson and Robinson letters, these handwritten documents contain detailed family history information and offer a glimpse into the African-American communities in those two Kentucky cities.
  • KHS Receives IMLS Grant
    Thursday, July 26, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has received a $110,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funds will be used by KHS to create a curriculum called “The Right Answer,” a partnership between KHS and Kentucky schools.
  • KHS Seeks Nominations for 2012 Kentucky History Awards
    Thursday, July 26, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is currently accepting nominations for the 2012 Kentucky History Awards. All nominations must be received by close of business Friday, Aug. 3.
  • KGS Annual Seminar to be held at Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
    Thursday, July 19, 2012
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) partner monthly to provide free family history workshops at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. In lieu of an August workshop, family historians will meet 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, for KGS’s 37th annual seminar.
  • PBS History Detectives Episode Filmed at KHS Set to Air July 24
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012
    A segment of the popular History Detectives television series filmed on the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) history campus will air Tuesday, July 24, at 9 p.m. EST (8 p.m. CST), on Kentucky Educational Television (KET). The episode features a pair of Civil War-era Deringer pistols traced to Kentucky.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop July 14
    Monday, July 09, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 9, 2012) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop, “Welcome to the Blogosphere,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought - Kentucky’s Bookends to the Civil War: Maj. Robert Anderson of Fort Sumter
    Monday, July 09, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 9, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a “Food for Thought” luncheon program, “Kentucky’s Bookends to the Civil War: Maj. Robert Anderson of Fort Sumter,” at noon Wednesday, July 18, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Military History Museum to Undergo Renovations
    Monday, July 02, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 2, 2012) — July 28, 2012, will be the last day the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal will be open to the public this year before undergoing its final phase of renovations. It will reopen in March 2013.
  • KHS History Campus Closed July 4 in Observance of Independence Day
    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 27, 2012) — The KHS history campus in downtown Frankfort, which includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal, will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker Honoring Tompkinsville National Cemetery
    Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 26, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Tompkinsville National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the corner of Second and Emberton streets in Tompkinsville.
  • Kentucky’s Old State Capitol to undergo Renovations
    Friday, June 22, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 22, 2012) — Saturday, June 30 will be the last day the Old State Capitol will be open to the public this summer before closing for major renovations.
  • KHS Announces 2012 National History Day Winners
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 20, 2012) — Students from the Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS) competed at the National History Day contest June 10-14 at the University of Maryland near Washington, D.C. Of 62 students representing the Commonwealth, six garnered nationwide recognition.
  • Hatfield Rifle on Display at Center for Kentucky History
    Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 13, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has put a Winchester model 1892 rifle purportedly owned by William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield on display at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker at Crash Site in Lincoln County
    Monday, June 11, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 11, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to commemorate a 1966 military aircraft crash, at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at 489 Short Pike in Stanford.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker Honoring Hopeful Lutheran Church
    Monday, June 11, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 11, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Hopeful Lutheran Church, at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at 6430 Hopeful Church Road in Florence.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker in Louisville
    Monday, June 11, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 11, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Southern Parkway and Iroquois Park, at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at the corner of Southern Parkway and New Cut Road in Louisville.
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought: The Shakers and the Civil War
    Thursday, June 07, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 7, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host “Food for Thought: The Shakers and the Civil War,” at noon Wednesday, June 20, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS Summer Camp ArtyFact Kicks Off June 18
    Tuesday, June 05, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 5, 2012) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host the third annual Summer Camp ArtyFact for children ages 5-13 at the KHS history campus in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop June 9
    Tuesday, June 05, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 5, 2012) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop, “Melungeon Ancestry,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker in Cave Hill Cemetery
    Thursday, May 24, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 24, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Maj. William Croghan and his family at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Croghan plot inside Cave Hill Cemetery at 701 Baxter Ave. in Louisville.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Bullitsburg Baptist Church
    Thursday, May 24, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 24, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor an early northern Kentucky church at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at 2616 Bullitsburg Church Road in Petersburg.
  • ‘Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy’ Opens June 2 at KHS
    Monday, May 21, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 21, 2012) – The exhibition “Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy,” which explores how the Civil War changed Kentucky forever, opens Saturday, June 2, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS and KDE Receive Grant for Literacy Leaders Academy
    Friday, May 18, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 18, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) have received a $20,000 grant from the Midwest Regional Center for Teaching with Primary Sources. The grant will fund a Literacy Leaders Academy for history and social studies teachers June 19-21 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Bishop John Monroe Moore
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 15, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Bishop John Monroe Moore at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, on the Butler County Courthouse lawn in Morgantown.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Karsner Air Field
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 15, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Karsner Air Field at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at the intersection of U.S. 127 and KY 607 near Old Cedar Baptist Church in Monterey
  • KHS Announces 2012 Kentucky Junior Historical Society Conference and Kentucky History Day Winners
    Friday, May 11, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 11, 2011) — Students from around the Commonwealth were rewarded for their talents and research in history at the Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS) 2012 Conference and Kentucky History Day at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort on Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Professor C. L. Timberlake
    Friday, May 04, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor a western Kentucky educator at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at 208 N. Kentucky Ave. in Madisonville.
  • KHS to Dedicate Two Historical Markers in Louisville
    Friday, May 04, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate two new historical markers at separate ceremonies this month in downtown Louisville. A marker honoring the Brennan House will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at 631 S. 5th St. A marker honoring architects Charles Julian Clarke and Arthur Loomis and the Levy Building will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at 235 W. Market St.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker in Georgetown
    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 26, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Robert Johnson and Jemima Suggett Johnson at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Elkhorn Crossing School, 2001 Frankfort Road in Georgetown. The marker will be installed later at 2089 Frankfort Road.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Muhammad Ali’s Home Site
    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 26, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Muhammad Ali’s home site at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at 3302 Grand Ave. in Louisville.
  • Staging Voices Program Culminates with Premiere of Original Play at the Center for Kentucky History
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 25, 2012) — Staging Voices, a program of the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), brought 10 teenage girls from across the state together for a period of six months to collect oral histories, study women’s rights issues and create an original play based on their research. The final product, “…By Our Sisters,” will premiere during the Kentucky Junior Historical Society’s annual conference, April 27-28 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. After that, it will be performed at 1 and 3 p.m. every Saturday through the month of May.
  • KHS to Offer Family-Friendly Activities at Governor’s Derby Celebration
    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 19, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will offer a variety of family-friendly activities during the Governor’s Derby Celebration in downtown Frankfort from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.
  • KHS Announces 2012 District 8 Kentucky History Day Winners
    Thursday, April 05, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 5, 2012) — Students from Floyd, Harlan, Knott, Letcher and Pike counties presented academic projects at the Kentucky Junior Historical Society 2012 Kentucky History Day District 8 contest at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Cumberland on Friday, March 30.
  • KHS Announces 2012 District 6 Kentucky History Day Winners
    Thursday, April 05, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 5, 2012) — Students from Campbell, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Kenton and Pendleton counties presented academic projects at the Kentucky Junior Historical Society 2012 Kentucky History Day District 6 contest at Northern Kentucky University in Covington on Saturday, March 24.
  • KHS Announces 2012 District 5 Kentucky History Day Winners
    Thursday, April 05, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 5, 2012) — Students from Clark, Estill and Powell counties presented academic projects at the Kentucky Junior Historical Society 2012 Kentucky History Day District 5 contest at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond on Saturday, March 17.
  • KHS Announces 2012 District 3 Kentucky History Day Winners
    Thursday, April 05, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 5, 2012) — Students from Jefferson, Shelby and Spencer counties presented academic projects at the Kentucky Junior Historical Society 2012 Kentucky History Day District 3 contest at the University of Louisville on Saturday, March 17.
  • KHS Announces 2012 District 2 Kentucky History Day Winners
    Thursday, April 05, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 5, 2012) — Students from Daviess, Henderson and Logan counties presented academic projects at the Kentucky Junior Historical Society 2012 Kentucky History Day District 2 contest at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro on Saturday, March 24.
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event
    Thursday, April 05, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 5, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host Food for Thought: The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event, at noon Wednesday, April 18, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop April 14: 1940 Census: Introduction, Instruction and Celebration
    Monday, April 02, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 2, 2012) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop, “1940 Census: Introduction, Instruction and Celebration,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Oral History Commission Awards 10 Grants to Oral History Projects Across Kentucky
    Friday, March 09, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 9, 2012) — The Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) has awarded 10 grants to projects from across the Commonwealth. KOHC’s grant program provides assistance annually to both amateur and professional oral historians to conduct research projects on topics of particular significance to Kentucky. The four grant categories (project, transcription, technical assistance and preservation) encourage statewide participation in the collection and preservation of historically valuable interviews.
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought: Anne Shelby as Aunt Molly Jackson
    Monday, March 05, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 5, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host Food for Thought: Anne Shelby as Aunt Molly Jackson, at noon Wednesday, March 21, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop March 10
    Wednesday, February 29, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 29, 2012) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a free family history workshop, “Navigating Wildcat Turf: Conducting Research at the University of Kentucky,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS History Campus Reopens March 10 with New Exhibition, “Women in Basketball”
    Monday, February 27, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2012) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will reopen its history campus to walk-in visitors on Saturday, March 10, with a new exhibition, “Women in Basketball,” in the Keeneland Changing Exhibits Gallery at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. The KHS history campus also includes the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal.
  • Celebrate the Birth of Abraham Lincoln with the Lincoln Heritage Trail and Resources from the Kentucky Historical Society
    Friday, February 10, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2012) – In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 203rd birthday, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office invite you to revisit both the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail and the KHS HistoryMobile.
  • KOHC Project “The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky” Resources Available Online and on DVD
    Thursday, February 09, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 9, 2012) – Initiated in 1998 by the Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC), The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky Oral History Project continues to provide resources to Kentuckians and teachers in the form of an online database and the documentary “Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky.”
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop Feb. 11: Tracing Slavery and Slaveholding on the Kentucky Frontier
    Wednesday, February 01, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2012) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a free Family History Workshop, “Tracing Slavery and Slaveholding on the Kentucky Frontier,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS and Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 10, 2012) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a ceremony Thursday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m., at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS Announces Newly Elected Board Members
    Monday, December 12, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has appointed new officers and elected five new members to its 2011 Executive Committee. The appointments were approved by KHS members at the Nov. 11 annual meeting. Constance Alexander of Murray, Laurie Risch of California, Ky., Thomas (Tommy) G. Turner of Magnolia, and Sharon Kay Mayne Withers of Lexington will each serve a four-year term expiring in 2015, and Dorothy (Gerry) Montgomery of Paducah will be completing a term expiring in 2013. Officers are Sheila Mason Burton of Frankfort, president; J. McCauley Brown of Harrods Creek, first vice president; John Edward Kleber of Louisville, second vice president; and Brian Mefford of Bowling Green, third vice president.
  • Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History to be Site of Public Inaugural Event
    Wednesday, December 07, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 7, 2011) — The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort will be the site of a public and family-friendly inaugural party for Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Governor-elect Jerry Abramson on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
  • KHS History Campus to Adopt Winter Hours of Operation
    Friday, December 02, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2011) — Effective Dec. 11, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) history campus in downtown Frankfort will begin operating under its winter schedule.
  • Spend Saturday with Santa at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    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.
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought: Hindman Settlement School
    Monday, November 28, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 28, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host Food for Thought: Hindman Settlement School, at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop Dec. 10
    Monday, November 28, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 28, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a free Family History Workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Phillip Seyfrit Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 23, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • Celia Keeling of Bardstown Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • Filson Historical Society Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution Wins 2011 Kentucky History Awards from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • Louisville Water Company Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • Beau Weston of Danville Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • International Bluegrass Music Museum Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • Warren and Julie Payne of Louisville Win 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • Vietnam Oral History Project Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • Glen Conner Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • Bluegrass Heritage Museum Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • Shelby County Historical Society Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • John Trowbridge of Lawrenceburg Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • Fredonia Valley Heritage Society Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • Betty Dobson of Paducah Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Highland Mothers Club
    Monday, November 21, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor the Highland Mothers Club at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at 1400 Cherokee Road in Louisville.
  • Fiddling and Thumbpicking Guitar Masters to Perform at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
    Friday, November 11, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2011) — A special performance, “East meets West: Fiddling and Thumbpicking Guitar in Kentucky,” featuring Eddie Pennington, Steve Rector, Roger Cooper, John Harrod and Alonzo Pennington, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Keeneland Changing Exhibits Gallery at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Annual Kentucky History Awards
    Thursday, November 03, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will present the 2011 Kentucky History Awards in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Participate in Frankfort Candlelight Tour
    Tuesday, November 01, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will offer free admission and host free events during downtown Frankfort’s annual Candlelight Tour on Thursday, Nov. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and Old State Capitol.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor the Guthrie Building
    Monday, October 31, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 31, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor the Guthrie Building at 9 a.m. CST Friday, Nov. 11, at 517 Broadway in Paducah.
  • Kentucky Military History Museum to Reopen Nov. 11
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2011) — A renovated Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal will reopen to the public with a ceremony at 2 p.m. EST on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. The museum at 125 East Main St. in downtown Frankfort is operated by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Campaign to End Racial Segregation in Louisville
    Thursday, October 13, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor the campaign to end racial segregation in Louisville at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at 610 South Fourth St.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Civil War Regiment of African-Americans
    Thursday, October 13, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor a Civil War regiment of African-American soldiers at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Paducah-McCracken County Convention and Expo Center in Paducah.
  • Reel World String Band and Carla Gover to Perform at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2011) — A special performance titled “Women in Old-Time Music,” featuring Carla Gover and the Reel World String Band, will be presented Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Keeneland Changing Exhibits Gallery at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS HistoryMobile to Visit Flatwoods Annual Homecoming
    Monday, October 10, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 10, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) HistoryMobile will visit the Flatwoods Annual Homecoming at the B.F. Crager Community Park, 2513 Reed St., in Flatwoods on Saturday, Oct. 29.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Northern Kentucky’s First Hospital
    Friday, September 23, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor St. Elizabeth Healthcare at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at 22 E. Seventh St. in Covington.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Tanner Station
    Friday, September 23, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Tanner Station at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, on Highway 68 across from Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park in Mount Olivet.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Commemorate Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to commemorate the Hurricane Creek mine disaster at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at 1370 Hurricane Creek Road in Hyden.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Civil War in Bardstown
    Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor the Civil War in Bardstown at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at 1468 N. 3rd St. in Bardstown.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Col. Frederick Geiger and Early Butchertown
    Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Col. Frederick Geiger and early Butchertown at noon Saturday, Sept. 17, at 1607 Frankfort Ave. in Louisville.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Leonard Knott Homestead
    Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor the Leonard Knott Homestead at noon Saturday, Sept. 17, at 9964 State Route 144 in Knottsville.
  • Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution to commemorate 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 at KHS
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2011) — A free community event hosted by the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution (KSDAR) and the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, in the Cralle-Day Garden of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History at 100 W. Broadway in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Participate in Smithsonian Museum Day
    Friday, August 19, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will participate in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, where museums across the country will open for free to those possessing a Museum Day Ticket.
  • KHS Receives NEH Grant for ‘Civil War Governors of Kentucky’ Project
    Thursday, August 18, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has received a $210,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop the “Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition.”
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor St. Boniface Parish
    Monday, August 01, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor St. Boniface Parish at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 at 531 E. Liberty St. in Louisville, Ky.
  • KHS to Host August Food for Thought: A Capitol Life
    Tuesday, July 26, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 26, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host Food for Thought: A Capitol Life with Steve Collins at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 17 beginning at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor North Fork Baptist Church
    Monday, July 25, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 25, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor North Fork Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at 3660 Rocky Branch Rd. in Switzer, Ky.
  • KHS Receives American Association for State and Local History Award
    Tuesday, July 05, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 5, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has received an award of merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Leadership in History Awards.
  • KHS HistoryMobile to Visit Hopkinsville
    Monday, June 27, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 27, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) HistoryMobile will visit the Western Kentucky State Fair in Hopkinsville, Ky. Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9.
  • Kandie P. Adkinson Receives 2010 Anne Walker Fitzgerald Award
    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 23, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) announced today that Kandie Prather Adkinson, a native of Mercer County and a current resident of Franklin County, Ky., is the recipient of the 2010 Anne Walker Fitzgerald Award for her articles “Researching Tax Lists: 1841-1860” and “Researching Kentucky Tax Lists: Revenue Collection During the Civil War (1861-1865)” in the state’s genealogical quarterly, Kentucky Ancestors.
  • KHS Foundation Announces Newly Elected Board Members
    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 23, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Foundation has elected four new directors to its 2011 Board of Directors. The appointments were approved at the February 9 and May 25 meetings. Robert. M. “Mike” Duncan, John S. Greenebaum, Crit Luallen and Bosworth M. Todd Jr. will each serve a three-year term with the possibility of reappointment for two additional three-year terms.
  • KMHA Announces Award Winners
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Museum and Heritage Alliance (KMHA), a professional association for museums and local history organizations administered by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), presented three awards during its June 7 annual meeting luncheon in Maysville, Ky. Award winners included Kimmy Cook from the Bacon Creek Historical Society, Phillip Seyfrit from the Battle of Richmond Association and Laurie Risch from Covington’s Behringer-Crawford Museum.
  • KHS to Host Family History Workshop July 9
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a free Family History Workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS HistoryMobile to Visit Springfield
    Monday, June 20, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 20, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) HistoryMobile will visit the 12th Annual Independence Day Celebration in Springfield, Ky. beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 1.
  • Robert S. Weise wins 2011 Collins Award
    Monday, June 20, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 20, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) announced that Robert S. Weise has won the Richard H. Collins Award for 2011 for his article “A New Deal in the Cold War: Carl D. Perkins, Coal and the Political Economy of Poverty in Eastern Kentucky, 1948-1964.”
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Midway Colored School
    Monday, June 13, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 13, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Midway Colored School at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at 215 E. Walnut St. in Midway, Ky.
  • Donnie Wilkerson Named 2011 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year
    Monday, June 06, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 6, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) announced today that Donnie Wilkerson, a teacher at Jamestown Elementary in Jamestown, Ky., has been named the 2011 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year. The award is co-sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY® (History Channel) and Preserve America.
  • KHS Unveils Willis P. McKee Collection in Honor of D-Day
    Friday, June 03, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 3, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) commemorates D-Day on Monday, June 6 with the unveiling of the Willis P. McKee collection on the online catalog, accessible at www.history.ky.gov/objects.
  • Kentucky Oral History Commission Receives NEH Grant
    Friday, June 03, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 3, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Foundation has received a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), which will enable the Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) to fund a project entitled “Pass the Word: The Guide to Oral History in Kentucky.”
  • KHS Launches New Online Objects Catalog
    Thursday, June 02, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 2, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has launched a new database for storing and cataloging object collections which allows many KHS collections to be accessed online.
  • KHS to Host Heritage Society Event June 11
    Thursday, June 02, 2011
    Frankfort, KY (June 2, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop and heritage society fair beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host June Food for Thought: Every Seed has a Story
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 25, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host Food for Thought: Every Seed has a Story with Deborah Larkin at noon on Wednesday, June 15 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Participate in Blue Star Museums
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 25, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will participate in Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to veterans and active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 30, through Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2011.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor John S. Darrough
    Friday, May 20, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 20, 2010) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor John S. Darrough at 8 a.m. Monday, May 30 at 121 Limestone St. in Maysville, Ky.
  • KHS Camp ArtyFact Returns for Summer 2011
    Friday, May 20, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 20, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host its second summer of Camp ArtyFact in June and July 2011 at the KHS history campus in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Annual Boone Day Event
    Wednesday, May 18, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 18, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host its annual Boone Day event from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS HistoryMobile to Visit Madison County
    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 17, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) HistoryMobile will visit B. Michael Caudill Middle School in Richmond, Ky. on Wednesday, May 25.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Crash Site of AA Flight 383
    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 17, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker to memorialize the crash site of American Airlines flight 383 at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the 5000 block of River Rd. in Constance, Ky.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Crash Site of TWA Flight 128
    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 17, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker to memorialize the crash site of Trans World Airlines flight 128 at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the 900 block of Petersburg Rd. in Hebron, Ky.
  • KHS HistoryMobile to Visit Battle of Sacramento Re-enactment
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 10, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) HistoryMobile will visit the Battle of Sacramento Re-enactment site in Sacramento, Ky. on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21.
  • KHS Film Series to Screen “To Save the Land and People”
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 10, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will screen “To Save the Land and People” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. The screening is free with admission to the KHS history campus.
  • KHS Announces 2011 Kentucky Junior Historical Society Conference and Kentucky History Day Winners
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 10, 2011)— Students from around the Commonwealth were rewarded for their talents in history at the Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS) 2011 Kentucky History Day (KHD) at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort on Saturday, April 30.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Kosmosdale
    Thursday, May 05, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 5, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker to honor the company town of Kosmosdale at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at the 15300 block of Dixie Highway in Louisville, Ky.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor John May
    Thursday, May 05, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 5, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker to honor John May and his family on Saturday, May 14 on Highway 22 in Pikeville, Ky.
  • KHS to Host Girl Scout Workshop May 21
    Wednesday, May 04, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a workshop for Girl Scout Juniors from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 21 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought: “Upheaval: Stories” in May
    Tuesday, May 03, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 2, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host Food for Thought: “Upheaval: Stories” with author Chris Holbrook at noon on Wednesday, May 18 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS, KGS May Family History Workshop to Focus on Preserving Family Treasures
    Tuesday, May 03, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 2, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family history workshop focused on preserving family treasures from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host "Picturing America: Faces, Spaces and Places"
    Friday, April 29, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 29, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Foundation has received a Picturing America grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This grant will enable KHS to offer a three-day conference for elementary teachers and librarians at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • KHS HistoryMobile to Visit Calloway County
    Monday, April 25, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 25, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) HistoryMobile will visit Calloway County Middle School on Friday, May 6.
  • KHS to Host History Speaks!: "Democracy's Lawyer: Felix Grundy of the Old Southwest"
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 19, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host History Speaks!, a program of the Highlighting History series, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort. The evening will be hosted by J. Roderick Heller, author of “Democracy’s Lawyer: Felix Grundy of the Old Southwest.”
  • KHS to Participate in Governor's Derby Celebration
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 19, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will participate in the Governor’s Derby Celebration activities in downtown Frankfort from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7 on the KHS history campus. All KHS events that morning are free and open to the public.
  • KHS to Screen Film about Kentuckian and MLB Pitcher Steve Hamilton
    Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 12, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will screen “Steve Hamilton: The Father, The Pitcher, The Hero” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. The screening is free with admission to the KHS history campus.
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought: From One Soldier to Another
    Monday, April 11, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 11, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host Food for Thought: From One Soldier to Another with Sgt. Maj. (retired) Jose Rosario at noon on Wednesday, April 20 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Do You Have Hat-A-Tude?
    Thursday, April 07, 2011
    Join the Kentucky Historical Society for Hat-A-Tude on April 28!
  • KHS, KGS April Family-History Workshop to Focus on Cemetery Preservation
    Friday, April 01, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 1, 2011)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family-history workshop focused on KHS cemetery preservation resources from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • John Brown's Raid is Focus of Presentation
    Thursday, March 31, 2011
    History Speaks! Presentation to focus on John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry.
  • KHS Announces 2011 District Eight Kentucky History Day Winners
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 30, 2011)— Students from around the Commonwealth were rewarded for their efforts at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) 2011 Kentucky History Day (KHD) district eight contest at Southeast Community and Technical College on Friday, March 25.
  • KHS Announces 2011 District Three Kentucky History Day Winners
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 30, 2011)— Students from around the Commonwealth were rewarded for their efforts at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) 2011 Kentucky History Day (KHD) district three contest at the Frazier International History Museum in Louisville on Saturday, March 26.
  • KHS Announces 2011 District Two Kentucky History Day Winners
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 30, 2011)— Students from around the Commonwealth were rewarded for their efforts at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) 2011 Kentucky History Day (KHD) district two contest at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro on Saturday, March 26.
  • KHS Announces 2011 District Five Kentucky History Day Winners
    Friday, March 25, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 25, 2011)— Students from around the Commonwealth were rewarded for their efforts at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) 2011 Kentucky History Day (KHD) district five contest at Eastern Kentucky University on Saturday, March 19.
  • KHS Announces 2011 District Six Kentucky History Day Winners
    Friday, March 25, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 25, 2011)— Students from around the Commonwealth were rewarded for their efforts at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) 2011 Kentucky History Day (KHD) district six contest at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort on Saturday, March 19.
  • Kentucky’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Events Listed Online
    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 23, 2011) – The Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial is now underway and plans are being made across Kentucky to remember the Commonwealth’s sacrifices during our nation’s most significant conflict. As administrator of the Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is placing these events online at www.history.ky.gov/civilwar.
  • Last Chance to See “Kentucky Military Treasures” Exhibition
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — (March 23, 2011) — History buffs, military enthusiasts and proud Kentuckians have only limited time remaining to view the Kentucky Historical Society’s (KHS) “Kentucky Military Treasures” exhibition. The exhibition, which features signature stories from Kentuckians who fought in battles from the War of 1812 to more recent engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan, will close at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History on April 9.
  • KHS Announces 2011 District Seven Kentucky History Day Winners
    Friday, March 11, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 11, 2011)— Students from around the Commonwealth were rewarded for their efforts at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) 2011 Kentucky History Day (KHD) district seven contest at Morehead State University on Saturday, March 5.
  • KHS Film Series to Screen Short Films by Appalachian Media Institute
    Friday, March 11, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 11, 2011)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will screen short films by the Appalachian Media Institute at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. The screening is free with admission to the KHS history campus.
  • KHS HistoryMobile to Visit Trigg County Civil War Days
    Friday, March 11, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 11, 2011)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) HistoryMobile will visit Trigg County Civil War Days at West Cadiz Park, Cadiz, Ky., on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19.
  • KHS Camp ArtyFact Returns for Spring Break 2011
    Tuesday, March 08, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 8, 2010)—If you’re looking for a way to entertain and challenge your child this spring, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has the perfect solution. During spring break, April 4-8, let KHS introduce your child to Kentucky’s history, culture and traditions through hands-on activities at Camp ArtyFact!
  • Genealogy 101 is Focus of Workshop
    Thursday, March 03, 2011
    Genealogy 101 is the focus of a Family History Workshop, scheduled for the Kentucky Historical Society on Saturday, March 12.
  • Kentucky Historical Society to Begin Regular Season Hours
    Thursday, March 03, 2011
    The Kentucky Historical Society will resume regular hours of operation beginning Saturday, March 12.
  • Kentucky Oral History Commission Awards Grants
    Tuesday, February 15, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2011) — The Kentucky Oral History Commission, which is administered by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), recently awarded the following grants:
  • KHS to Host Kentucky History Day Competitions
    Thursday, February 10, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2011)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a series of district competitions as part of its Kentucky History Day (KHD) program. District competitions take place at sites across the state and begin on March 5.
  • KHS, KGS to Host Family-History Workshop in February
    Monday, January 31, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 31, 2011)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family-history workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS, Balagula Theatre to Celebrate Literature, History and Theatre
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2011)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and The Balagula Theatre company are joining forces to celebrate literature, history and theatre with a special showing of “The Woman in Black” at 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17 at Natasha’s Bistro in Lexington.
  • KHS Accepting Nominations for 2011 History Teacher of the Year
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2011)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History, HISTORY and Preserve America, is now accepting nominations for 2011 National History Teacher of the Year.
  • KHS, KGS to Host Family-History Workshop in December
    Thursday, December 02, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family-history workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS Film Series to Show “Big Lever: Party Politics in Leslie County, Kentucky” on Dec. 9
    Thursday, December 02, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will show “Big Lever: Party Politics in Leslie County, Kentucky” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Spend Saturday with Santa on Dec. 11
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    Families are invited to spend Saturday with Santa, on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Food for Thought: “Paul Sawyier: A Kentucky Impressionist” in December
    Monday, November 22, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), which holds one of the largest collections of Paul Sawyier works in the United States, will host Food for Thought: “Paul Sawyier: A Kentucky Impressionist” at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS Honors 2010 Kentucky History Award Winners
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2010 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 5 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS Film Series to Show “The Very Worst Thing” on Nov. 18
    Thursday, November 11, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 11, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will show “The Very Worst Thing” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. A brief question and answer period with the director, Michael Crisp, will follow the program.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Douglas Park Racetrack in Louisville
    Monday, November 08, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker to honor the Douglas Park Racetrack at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14 at the corner of 2nd Street and Kenwood Way in Louisville, Ky.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Fort-on-Shore in Louisville
    Monday, November 08, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 8, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker to honor Fort-On-Shore at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, located at Rowan Street between 11th and 12th streets, in Louisville. The marker is presented by the Sons of the American Revolution and City of Louisville Metro Councilman David Tandy.
  • KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Cabbage Patch Settlement in Louisville
    Thursday, November 04, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker to honor the Cabbage Patch Settlement on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 1413 South 6th Street in Louisville, Ky. The marker is sponsored by friends of the Cabbage Patch and the St. James Court Association.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Adopts Seasonal Hours
    Wednesday, November 03, 2010
    Effective Dec. 12, 2010, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) history campus in downtown Frankfort will adopt a seasonal public schedule.
  • KHS Honors Abraham Lincoln Society Members, New Inductees
    Tuesday, November 02, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Foundation honored its major donors and supporters by inducting three new members into the Abraham Lincoln Society at the Lincoln Society Gala on Oct. 18, 2010 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • HistoryMobile to Visit Kentucky Book Fair
    Thursday, October 28, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2010)— Kentucky Book Fair visitors will have an opportunity to explore "Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln" when they visit the HistoryMobile from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. The HistoryMobile will be located between the Frankfort Convention Center and the Fountain Place Shoppes.
  • KHS to Host Junior Historical Society Rallies This Fall
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 14, 2010)—This fall, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is offering parents, teachers and students an opportunity to cultivate a love for history. KHS will host seven rallies, beginning in late October, for members of the Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS).
  • Jesse Stuart is Focus of November Food for Thought Program
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host Food for Thought: “Jesse Stuart: An Extraordinary Life,” with James Gifford Ph.D., of the Jesse Stuart Foundation, at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Author Maryjean Wall to Discuss Vices of Early Kentucky at KHS
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2010) —Author and Lexington Herald-Leader writer Maryjean Wall, Ph.D., will discuss Kentucky’s wild and violent frontier past and its transformation to the horse capital of the world during the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) History Speaks! program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. The event will take place at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort and is free and open to the public.
  • KHS to Host Concert with Blue Grass Boys
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2010)— Celebrate Kentucky’s bluegrass tradition with the Bill Monroe Centennial Kick-Off Concert from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Cralle-Day Garden at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. The concert is sponsored by the Kentucky Folklife Program, an interagency program of the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Arts Council.
  • Discover Your Roots at the September Family-History Workshop
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family-history workshop—“Researching Virginia Repositories” and “What Do You Mean, the Courthouse Burned?” from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS Now Taking Registrations for Camp ArtyFact: Fall Break 2010!
    Monday, August 30, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 30, 2010)—Let the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) introduce your child to Kentucky’s history, culture and traditions on fall break! KHS is now taking registrations for Camp ArtyFact: Fall Break 2010.
  • Jockey Pat Day is Focus of Food For Thought Program
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
    Join the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) for a day with world-famous jockey Pat Day at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. Reservations for the luncheon are required by Friday, Sept. 10.
  • KHS to Host Discussion of Horse Farms with Genevieve Baird Lacer
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
    Author and educator Genevieve Baird Lacer will discuss the work of 19th century artists Edward Troye and Thomas J. Scott at History Speaks!: “The Horses, the Farms, the Painters.” The talk will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
  • Paducah Teacher Named 2010 Kentucky Preserve America History Teacher of the Year
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
    Ashley Adkins, a teacher at Paducah Tilghman High School has been named the 2010 Kentucky Preserve America History Teacher of the Year. The award was presented today by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) during a ceremony at the Paducah Independent Schools monthly board meeting.
  • KHS to Host “A Kentucky Food Sampler” on Sept. 23
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2010)— Treat your taste buds to some of Kentucky’s finest cuisine at “A Kentucky Food Sampler” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Folklife Program to Host Concerts in Downtown Frankfort
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    Beat the summer blues with a little Kentucky music therapy in downtown Frankfort with the Voices of Kentucky Concert on Thursday, Aug. 26 and the Bill Monroe Centennial Kick-Off Concert on Thursday, Sept. 9. Sponsored by the Kentucky Folklife Program, an interagency program of the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Arts Council, both concerts will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Cralle-Day Garden, located behind the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
  • August Food for Thought Program to Focus on Civil War Diaries
    Thursday, July 29, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 29, 2010)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will explore the internal conflicts of the Civil War when Nancy Disher Baird discusses “Josie Underwood’s Civil War Diary” at noon on Aug. 18 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host “Gardens and Governors” with Jon Carloftis, Steve Collins
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 20, 2010)— Tour the Old Governor’s Mansion with Steve Collins, son of Martha Layne Collins, and listen as acclaimed garden designer Jon Carloftis reads from his new book when the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) presents “Gardens and Governors” from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12.
  • History Speaks Presentation to Focus on George Rogers Clark’s Relationship with American Indians
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010
    Jacob Lee, Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) research fellow, will explore the more diplomatic side of George Rogers Clark’s relationship with American Indians at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 29 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Public Invited to View Selections from KHS Sawyier Collection
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010
    Paul Sawyier fans are in for a special treat on Thursday, July 22, when the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host an evening program featuring a small exhibition of original Sawyier works and presentations by Sawyier experts. “An Evening with the Paintings” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
  • July Food for Thought Program to Feature Novelist Taylor-Hall
    Monday, June 28, 2010
    Frankfort, KY (June 28, 2010)— Novelist Mary Ann Taylor-Hall will read from her highly acclaimed first novel “Come and Go, Molly Snow,” at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Food for Thought lunch program. The luncheon will take place at noon on Wednesday, July 21 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Kentucky History Education Conference on July 15
    Thursday, June 24, 2010
    Frankfort, KY (June 24, 2010)—The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host the Kentucky History Education Conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 15 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • Discover Your Roots at the July Family-History Workshop
    Thursday, June 24, 2010
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family-history workshop—“Overcoming Research Roadblocks” and “Siblings for Sarah” from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS Invites All to Enjoy Theatre in the Garden
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010
    Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy “Theatre in the Garden” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 15 in the Cralle-Day Garden, located behind the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Museum Theatre department, Balagula Theatre Company and Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) Theatre Department will perform selected pieces.
  • KHS to Host Concert with No Tools Loaned on June 24
    Wednesday, June 09, 2010
    According to their website, they’re good guys. They just like to keep track of their tools. And the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a concert with the good guys band—No Tools Loaned—from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 24 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • KHS Receives 2010 Brian C. Pohanka Preservation Organization of the Year Award
    Monday, June 07, 2010
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) was recognized Saturday as the 2010 Brian C. Pohanka Preservation Organization of the Year. The award was presented by the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) during its annual conference, which was held last weekend in Lexington.
  • Kentucky Folklife Program to Host Gathering
    Friday, May 28, 2010
    Join folklorists, community scholars, teachers, folk artists and others interested in cultural documentation for a folklife gathering from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 19 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. This is an opportunity to gather and informally share research, participate in workshops and learn the status of projects across the Commonwealth.
  • Food For Thought Program to Focus on Bees
    Wednesday, May 26, 2010
    Widely recognized bee expert and author Tammy Horn, Ph.D. will read and discuss her newest book, “Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation,” at noon on Wednesday, June 16 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. Reservations for the luncheon and discussion are required by Friday, June 11.
  • KHS to Show Appalshop Film “Strangers and Kin”
    Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will show “Strangers and Kin” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. This is the last film of the KHS summer film series.
  • 19th Century Mourning Practices Discussion at KHS
    Friday, May 07, 2010
    Join Susan Lyons Hughes, manager of museum programs at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, as she explores some of the unique aspects of 19th century mourning practices at noon on Wednesday, May 19, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • Discover Your Roots at the May Family-History Workshop
    Wednesday, May 05, 2010
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family-history workshop—"Genealogy Basics” and “Migrations Patterns"—from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Enjoy An Evening with the Authors at KHS
    Monday, May 03, 2010
    Silas House, Jason Howard and Erik Reece to present at Thursday evening program
  • KHS to Show “Stranger with a Camera,” Host Filmmaker Elizabeth Barret
    Tuesday, April 27, 2010
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) film series will show “Stranger with a Camera” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. Elizabeth Barret, the director of the documentary, will be in attendance at the showing.
  • KHS Honored at the Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference
    Thursday, April 22, 2010
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) was recognized with the Special Historical Preservation Award by the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution (KSDAR) at the group’s 114th annual state conference in Lexington on Friday, March 26.
  • Do You Have Hat-A-Tude?
    Thursday, April 08, 2010
    Don your Derby hat and watch Polly Singer, of Polly Singer's Couture Hats & Veils, design First Lady Jane Beshear's 2010 Derby hat. Get tips on how to update your own hat and view vintage toppers on display at the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • KHS Introduces Camp ArtyFact in July
    Tuesday, April 06, 2010
    If you’re looking for a way to entertain and challenge your child this summer, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has an opportunity you won’t want to miss. For three week-long terms in July, let KHS introduce your child to Kentucky’s history, culture and traditions through hands-on activities at Camp ArtyFact!
  • KHS Film Series to Premiere April 8
    Wednesday, March 31, 2010
    A Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) film series will premiere with a showing of “Coalmining Women” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. The series will feature three short Appalshop films.
  • Food For Thought Program to Focus on New Silas House Novel
    Tuesday, March 30, 2010
    Kentucky author and playwright Silas House will read and discuss his newest novel, “Eli the Good” at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 21 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. Reservations for the luncheon and reading are required by Friday, April 16.
  • Thursday Evening Mini-Series to Focus on Family Traditions
    Tuesday, March 30, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 30, 2010)— What do your family’s stories and traditions reveal about your family history? Find out by attending a mini-series of sessions from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursdays April 1, 15 and 29 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Find Your People at the April Family-History Workshop
    Thursday, March 25, 2010
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family-history workshop—"Researching in Kentucky Ancestors" and "Kentucky's Salt Industry"—from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • The Vietnam War’s Impact on Kentucky is Focus of History Speaks! Presentation
    Thursday, March 25, 2010
  • KHS Online Exhibition Wins Gold ADDY
    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    The newest Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) online exhibition, “Kentucky Military Treasures: Selections from the Kentucky Historical Society Collections” recently received a gold ADDY at the 2010 Lexington ADDY Awards ceremony. The award honored the design work of Elevation Creative Studios, of Lexington, Ky.
  • KHS, ETHS to Co-Host Annual Genealogical Event
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 15, 2010)— The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) will host its annual conference Aug. 18-21 at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tenn. The event is co-sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS).
  • KHS, Buffalo Trace Distillery to Host Bourbon Discussion, Tasting
    Tuesday, March 02, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 2, 2010)—Get a taste of one of Kentucky’s signature industries this spring when the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Buffalo Trace Distillery host “All About Bourbon: An Evening with Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler.” The event will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Food For Thought Program to Focus on Governor’s Mansions
    Monday, March 01, 2010
    Steve Collins, son of former governor Martha Layne Collins, will discuss Kentucky Governor’s Mansions at noon on Wednesday, March 17 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • Find Your People at the March Family-History Workshop
    Thursday, February 25, 2010
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family-history workshop—"Publishing Print and Electronic Family Histories"—from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 13 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host “Kentucky Military Treasures” Teacher Open House
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) invites teachers to attend a free evening exploration of the newest KHS exhibition, “Kentucky Military Treasures: Selections from the Kentucky Historical Society Collections.” The event, scheduled from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort, will give teachers an opportunity to learn about exhibition-related education programs and network with other educators.
  • Appalachia is Focus of Upcoming Presentation
    Monday, February 15, 2010
    Appalachia is focus of upcoming History Speaks! presentation.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Announces New Public Hours
    Monday, February 15, 2010
    The Kentucky Historical Society will have new public hours, effective March 1.
  • District Kentucky History Day Competitions to Begin in March
    Monday, February 08, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2010)—District competitions for Kentucky History Day (KHD), a program affiliated with National History Day and presented by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), are set to begin in March at designated areas across the state.
  • Trace Your Roots at the February Family-History Workshop!
    Monday, February 01, 2010
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family-history workshop—“Where’s That @#&* Marriage Record? Genealogy Data Management and Organization”—from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Guided Tours of “Kentucky Military Treasures” Begin in January
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010
    Whether you’re a teacher, a military history buff or a leisurely museum-goer, the Kentucky Historical Society has a new exhibition—and related activities—for you!
  • KHS to Host “Kentucky Military Treasures” Teacher Open House
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) invites teachers to attend a free after-hours exploration of the newest KHS exhibition, “Kentucky Military Treasures: Selections from the Kentucky Historical Society Collections,” and KHS educations programs and tours from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Early Kentucky Lottery Machine Now on Display at KHS
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010
    Original Kentucky lottery machine now on display at the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • Kentucky Oral History Commission Funds Projects Across Kentucky
    Friday, January 08, 2010
    The Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC), administered by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), recently awarded grants for the first half of the 2010 fiscal year, impacting communities across the Commonwealth. These grants will be used to collect and conserve oral histories related to statewide, regional and community historical events. KOHC also provides technical assistance to oral historians and, in some cases, an accessible, secure place for these oral histories to be stored.
  • Trace Your Roots at the January Family-History Workshop!
    Monday, January 04, 2010
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family-history workshop that will include two sessions—“Filling Your Online Toolbox” and “Armchair Genealogy”—from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • NPS Explores Possibility of Kentucky Lincoln National Heritage Area
    Friday, December 18, 2009
    Frankfort, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2009)— The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the initiation of a feasibility study for establishing a group of Kentucky Lincoln-related sites as a National Heritage Area.
  • Take Advantage of Holiday Discounts at KHS 1792 Store
    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Stop by the Kentucky Historical Society Stewart Home School 1792 Store located in the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort from now until Wednesday, Dec. 23 and receive 40 percent off all holiday merchandise. State employees will receive 20 percent off all other store merchandise, as well.
  • Trace Your Roots at the December Family-History Workshop!
    Friday, December 04, 2009
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free family-history workshop that will include two sessions, “More than a Birdseye View of Kentucky” and “Documenting Cemeteries,” from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. During this month’s Family-History Workshop, presenters will discuss the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) aerial photograph collections and the cemetery research process.
  • KHS, Frankfort Businesses Send Holiday Wishes to Military
    Thursday, December 03, 2009
    Frankfort, Ky. (December 3, 2009)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and other Frankfort businesses and organizations are sending holiday cheer to deployed military personnel this year—and the project has resulted in more than just wishful thinking.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Seeking Volunteer Docents to Share Kentucky Heritage
    Thursday, December 03, 2009
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is currently seeking volunteers to serve as Hands-on History Cart docents from March until May 2010 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Volunteer docents will enrich the visitor experience by interacting with school groups and other patrons in the permanent and temporary exhibitions at the Center for Kentucky History.
  • Kentucky Historical Society to Host Saturday with Santa
    Wednesday, December 02, 2009
    Children, parents and other Santa-enthusiasts are invited to attend “Saturday with Santa” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. The event, which is free and open to the public is hosted by the Kentucky Historical Society and Downtown Frankfort Inc., and sponsored by Whitaker Bank.
  • Food For Thought Program to Focus on Kentucky Painters
    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Estill Curtis Pennington, art historian and guest Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) curator, will discuss Kentucky painters at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • KOHC Urges Veterans, Others to Tell, Preserve Their Stories
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009
    FRANKFORT, KY — (Nov.10, 2009) — If you are an active duty member of the military, a veteran, a National Guardsman, a reservist or a civilian who has a story about the homefront , the Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) wants to hear your story.
  • KHS History Campus Free for Military on Veterans Day
    Thursday, November 05, 2009
    All veterans and active-duty military personnel are invited to visit the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) history campus free of charge on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.
  • Kentucky Military History Museum Will Reopen Nov. 14
    Thursday, November 05, 2009
    Frankfort, KY (Nov. 5, 2009)—The Kentucky Military History Museum (KMHM) at the Old State Arsenal in downtown Frankfort will reopen for public tours on a temporary basis beginning Saturday, Nov. 14.
  • KHS Museum Theatre Team Prepares for Battle: New performance explores Kentucky’s Vietnam War connections
    Wednesday, November 04, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2009)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Museum Theatre team will debut its newest performance, “Theater of War: Unresolved Conflict of Vietnam,” at 2 p.m. on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Military Treasures Exhibition to open on Veterans Day
    Tuesday, November 03, 2009
    FRANKFORT, KY — (November 3, 2009) — A new exhibition showcasing Kentucky’s military treasures will open on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Salute Traditions and Treasures During KHS Candlelight Tour Events
    Monday, November 02, 2009
    Frankfort, KY (Nov. 2, 2009)—Salute military treasures and Kentucky traditions this fall during the Kentucky Historical Society’s Candlelight Tour events Nov. 12, 13 and 14 in downtown Frankfort. The events at KHS are part of Candlelight Tour weekend, presented by Whitaker Bank and Downtown Frankfort Inc.
  • Trace Your Roots at the November Family-History Workshop!
    Thursday, October 29, 2009
    FRANKFORT, KY (Oct. 28, 2009)— The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host “Beyond the Basics: Digging Deeper into Census Records, Court Records and Library Resources,” a free workshop that will include two sessions from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Explore Your Family Tree at the October Family-History Workshop!
    Thursday, October 01, 2009
    In this month’s Family-History Workshop, researchers will learn how to navigate North Carolina’s archives and use DNA to research their family history.
  • Second History Speaks! Program Highlights Historic Interiors
    Thursday, October 01, 2009
    Frankfort, KY (Oct. 1, 2009)— Patrick Snadon, an associate professor at the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati, will speak about art carved interiors in the Ohio Valley on Oct. 7 at noon at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • Warren May Honored with Homer Ledford Award
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    Warren May, a professional furniture and instrument maker who currently lives and works in Berea, has been named the recipient of the Homer Ledford Award. The award, presented by Colista Ledford, Homer’s widow; the Kentucky Historical Society; and the Kentucky Arts Council honors artistic excellence and dedication to Kentucky musical traditions.
  • KHS Special Collections Extends Hours
    Monday, September 28, 2009
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Special Collections Reading Room has been moved to the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. As a result of the move, patrons have access to Special Collections materials from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
  • “Made to be Played at the Old State Capitol” Evening Concerts Will Take Place on the Old State Capitol Lawn
    Saturday, September 26, 2009
    “Made to be Played at the Old State Capitol” Evening Concerts Will Take Place on the Old State Capitol Lawn
  • “Made to be Played” at the Old State Capitol” Will Take Place Rain or Shine
    Wednesday, September 23, 2009
    Free event, concerts begin Sept. 26 at 1 p.m.
  • Museum Day Means Free Admission to the Public
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) history campus will offer free admission to the public on Smithsonian Museum Day, Saturday, Sept. 26.
  • “Made to be Played at the Old State Capitol” to Feature Free Concerts by The Kentucky Headhunters, The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    The Kentucky Folklife Program, a partnership of the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Arts Council (KAC), invites music aficionados, family historians, folklorists and adults and children of all ages to a free day of concerts and Kentucky traditions Sept. 26 on the grounds of the Old State Capitol.
  • Master Fiddlers to Perform in Frankfort Friday
    Wednesday, September 09, 2009
    Concert to Feature Roger Cooper, Paul David Smith, Jesse Wells and Nikos Pappas
  • Explore Your Family Tree at the September Family-History Workshop!
    Thursday, September 03, 2009
    In this month’s Family-History Workshop, researchers will learn how to start the process of researching and documenting family history. KHS and the Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host the free workshop, “Genealogy Basics, Parts 1 and 2” on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Community Scholar Program to Be Offered in London
    Thursday, September 03, 2009
    The Kentucky Folklife Program, in partnership with the Folk Studies Department of Western Kentucky University and the Laurel County African American Heritage Center, invites the public to join the Community Scholars training program to be hosted this fall at the Union College London Center.
  • String Musicians from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music to Perform at KHS
    Monday, August 31, 2009
    Museum guests will be given the chance to enjoy the music and expertise of string musicians from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS Martin F. Schmidt Research Library Now an Affiliate of LDS Library
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009
    Patrons granted access to over 2.4 million rolls of microfilm and 727,000 microfiche sheets
  • Highlighting History Discussion Series to Debut at KHS Sept. 2
    Monday, August 24, 2009
    Investigate history, engage your mind and invigorate your intellect—all during your lunch hour—with Highlighting History, a new discussion series from the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS).
  • Kentucky Military Treasures on View in Online Exhibition
    Monday, August 24, 2009
    A new online exhibition by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) showcases Kentucky’s military treasures through the stories of Kentuckians who fought in battles spanning nearly 200 years, as well as those who supported the troops on the homefront.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Receives $1,050,000 Grant for Civil War Sesquicentennial
    Friday, August 14, 2009
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) was notified on Thursday it will receive a $1,050,000 grant to help Kentucky commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial. The grant was part of a $29 million allocation for Transportation Enhancement projects.
  • Banjo Masters to Perform in Frankfort Friday
    Monday, August 10, 2009
    A concert featuring master banjoists Brett Ratliff, Jackie Helton, Jesse Wells, Sarah Wood and John Haywood will take place at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort on Friday, Aug. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Campus & Exhibits on Display at 2009 Kentucky State Fair
    Monday, August 10, 2009
    Explore Kentucky’s rich history -- from Lincoln to Luthiers -- at the 2009 Kentucky State Fair, scheduled for August 20-30 in Louisville.
  • Spend “A Day at the Creek” with the Kentucky Historical Society
    Wednesday, August 05, 2009
    Museum guests will experience “A Day at the Creek” with instructors and musicians from Cowan Creek Mountain Music School (CCMS) on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • KHS Exhibition Now Open
    Thursday, July 30, 2009
    The Kentucky Historical Society’s (KHS) signature exhibition, “A Kentucky Journey,” has been reopened to the public. The Antebellum section of the exhibition remains closed for repairs.
  • KHS Exhibition Closed for Repairs
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009
    The Kentucky Historical Society’s (KHS) signature exhibition, “A Kentucky Journey,” is currently closed for repairs. As a result, KHS is offering half off its regular admission prices during this period.
  • Guitar Masters to Perform in Frankfort Friday
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009
    A concert featuring master guitarists Eddie and Alonzo Pennington, John Martin, and Jim Hurst will take place at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort on Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Storyteller Mitch Barrett to Present Songs and Stories of Appalachia
    Monday, July 20, 2009
    Mitch Barrett, a performer, storyteller and songwriter from Berea, Ky., will demonstrate his command of traditional Appalachian stories and songs during a workshop Saturday, July 25 at 2 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Oral History Commission Supported Projects Lead to New Books
    Thursday, July 16, 2009
    With the aid of the Kentucky Historical Society’s Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC), two new books, “Freedom on the Border: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky” and “This is Home Now: Kentucky’s Holocaust Survivors Speak” have been published by the University Press of Kentucky.
  • Join KHS for Toys, Tunes and Tales in the Museum
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009
    Beat summer boredom and join the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) for an entire week of fun-filled, family-friendly activities during Toys, Tune and Tales in the Museum!
  • Trace Your Roots at the July Family-History Workshop!
    Thursday, July 02, 2009
    In this month’s Family-History Workshop, researchers will learn about overcoming obstacles from a panel of genealogical experts. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host the free workshop, “Overcoming Genealogical Roadblocks” and “Brick Wall Breakthroughs,” on Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • “Made to be Played: Traditional Art of Kentucky Luthiers” to Open July 11
    Monday, June 29, 2009
    Music lovers, historians, musicians and instrument makers of all ages will have a unique opportunity to learn more about playing and crafting stringed instruments this summer when “Made to be Played: Traditional Art of Kentucky Luthiers” opens at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort on Saturday, July 11.
  • Fayette County Teacher Chosen as Kentucky’s History Teacher of the Year
    Friday, June 12, 2009
    Martha Elizabeth “Beth” Randolph, of Lexington, has been chosen as Kentucky’s 2009 History Teacher of the Year. The Kentucky award is administered by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
  • Portions of Woodburn Farm Collection Now Available for Researchers
    Tuesday, June 09, 2009
    Portions of the Woodburn Farm Collection – a major collection detailing the lives and business dealings of one of Kentucky’s earliest Woodford County families – are now available in the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Special Collections Reading Room in Frankfort.
  • Franklin County Resident Appointed to Kentucky Military History Museum Committee
    Tuesday, June 09, 2009
    Connie F. Freeman, of Franklin County, was recently appointed as a member of the Kentucky Military History Museum (KMHM) Committee by Governor Steve Beshear.
  • Kentucky Oral History Commission Funds Projects Across Kentucky
    Tuesday, June 09, 2009
    The Kentucky Oral History Commission, administered by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), recently awarded grants for the second half of the 2009 fiscal year, impacting communities across the commonwealth.
  • Trace Your Roots at the June Family History Workshop
    Thursday, June 04, 2009
    In this month’s Family-History Workshop, researchers will learn about the genealogical resources available online. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free workshop, “Using Online Databases and Internet Resources, Parts 1 and 2” on Saturday, June 13, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Two Kentucky Historical Society Projects Receive Awards
    Wednesday, June 03, 2009
    A Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) project and a joint project of KHS and the Kentucky National Guard recently received Leadership in History Awards from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” and “Bataan: The Harrodsburg Tankers—A Time for Courage—A Time for Heroes” received Awards of Merit from AASLH.
  • Beyond the Log Cabin: Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln to Close in Frankfort June 6
    Thursday, May 28, 2009
    There is still time to view Beyond the Log Cabin: Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. The exhibition, which serves as the commonwealth’s signature exhibition for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial, will close at the Center for Kentucky History on June 6.
  • New Exhibition Opening in Frankfort on June 6
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009
    Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures exhibition will open on Saturday, June 6, at the Old State Capitol, Frankfort.
  • KHS Boone Day Reservation Deadline May 25
    Monday, May 18, 2009
    The Kentucky Historical Society is now accepting reservations for its annual Boone Day celebration, which will take place on June 6. The reservation deadline is May 25.
  • Explore Your Family Tree at the May Family-History Workshop!
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009
    In this month’s Family-History Workshop, researchers will learn the benefits of planning in advance of a research trip and how to navigate the nation’s premier document repository. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free workshop, “How to Plan a Research Trip” and “Researching at the National Archives,” on Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Kentucky Historical Society to Offer Children’s Activities at Governor’s Derby Celebration
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    Visit the Kentucky Historical Society’s area at the 2009 Governor’s Derby Celebration for free family-friendly activities!
  • Presentation on Slavery by Noted Historian Set for Louisville Free Public Library
    Monday, April 13, 2009
    Noted historian and author John David Smith, the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina—Charlotte, will present “Historical Memory and the Meaning of Slavery Today” at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, at the Louisville Free Public Library, located on York Street. His presentation is sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society and the University of Louisville.
  • Explore Your Family Tree at the April Family-History Workshop!
    Thursday, April 02, 2009
    Get suggestions about beginning the process of researching and documenting family history from genealogist and publisher Sandi Gorin at this month’s Family-History Workshop, “Genealogy Basics, Parts 1 and 2.” The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Genealogical Society (KGS) will host a free workshop on Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • KHS to Celebrate Ten Years in Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009
    Celebrate the Kentucky Historical Society’s 10th Anniversary at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort, April 7-11, by visiting the KHS Stewart Home School 1792 Store sale that week and by taking advantage of free admission to two KHS sites on Saturday, April 11.
  • KHS Seeking Nominations for Kentucky History Teacher of the Year
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is seeking nominations for the annual Kentucky History Teacher of the Year award. Administered by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, one award will be given to one outstanding teacher of American history from each state, U.S. territory, and Department of Defense school.
  • Kentucky Junior Historians to Convene in Frankfort
    Monday, 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.
  • Last Chance to See Cornelia Vanderbilt Whitney Dollhouse at KHS
    Monday, March 23, 2009
    There is still time to see the Cornelia Vanderbilt Whitney dollhouse at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. The last day to see the dollhouse is Saturday, April 4, as it will be moved back to the Headley-Whitney Museum on Monday, April 7.
  • KHS Receives Grant from IMLS
    Friday, March 20, 2009
    Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will expand upon its efforts to preserve the history of the commonwealth. The IMLS grant, worth $40,000, will allow KHS to survey and assess the needs of Kentucky cultural and heritage collecting institutions with the goal of completing a statewide collections management plan.
  • KHS to Sponsor Presentation on Slavery by Noted Historian
    Thursday, March 19, 2009
    Noted historian and author John David Smith, the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina--Charlotte, will present “Historical Memory and the Meaning of Slavery Today” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, at Farmington Historic Plantation in Louisville. The presentation is sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Seeking Research Fellowship Applicants
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009
    The Kentucky Historical Society is offering research fellowships to encourage and promote research on all aspects of Kentucky history. The application deadline for 2009 is April 30.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Seeking Volunteer Docents to Share Kentucky Heritage
    Thursday, March 12, 2009
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is currently seeking adult volunteers for the position of docents at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Volunteer docents will enrich the visitor experience by interacting with patrons in the permanent and temporary exhibitions at the Center for Kentucky History.
  • KHS Immigration Web Site Wins Award
    Thursday, March 12, 2009
    The Kentucky Historical Society Immigration Web site, Our New Kentucky Home: Immigrant Experiences, recently received a gold ADDY ® at the 2009 Lexington ADDY ® Awards ceremony. The award honored the design work of Elevation Creative Studios, of Lexington, Ky.
  • Make Plans Now to Attend the Kentucky History Awards
    Thursday, February 19, 2009
    Outstanding achievements in Kentucky history will be recognized during the 2009 Kentucky History Awards Ceremony, scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Beyond the Log Cabin Online Exhibition Now Available
    Thursday, February 12, 2009
    The Beyond the Log Cabin: Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln online exhibition is now available at http://history.ky.gov/kylincoln/. The online exhibition and the exhibition currently on display at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort both offer a new perspective on the sixteenth president during the bicentennial of his birth.
  • KHS Provides Legislators, Public a Window into Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln
    Tuesday, February 03, 2009
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is offering Kentucky legislators and the public a look at the key people, places, and events connected to Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln story during the 2009 Kentucky General Assembly in observance of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial commemoration.
  • Attend Three KHS Events in February to Commemorate the Lincoln Bicentennial
    Monday, February 02, 2009
    Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday is rapidly approaching, and the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), administrator of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, has developed a trio of events in Frankfort designed to assist audiences of all ages in commemorating this historic event.
  • Join Clifford the Big Red Dog & Celebrate Lincoln’s 200th Birthday!
    Monday, February 02, 2009
    Put on your stovepipe hats and join the Kentucky Historical Society and Clifford the Big Red Dog in celebrating the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky’s most famous native son. This free Family Fun Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • Recent Lincoln Acquisitions Enhance KHS Collection
    Tuesday, January 27, 2009
  • Kentucky Folklife Program Collecting Documentation of Inaugural Celebrations
    Monday, January 26, 2009
    Kentuckians encouraged to make celebrations part of collection at Library of Congress American Folklife Center
  • Kentucky Historical Society Seeking Volunteers for Special Events
    Friday, January 09, 2009
  • “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” HistoryMobile, CBS Sunday Morning to visit Frankfort, Danville
    Wednesday, January 07, 2009
    Visitors to the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort and Constitution Square in Danville will have an opportunity to explore "Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln" when they visit the 300-square-foot exhibit housed in the HistoryMobile, an experience provided by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS). And several lucky visitors may even have their respective moments replayed on television.
  • Distinguished Historian Burlingame to Speak at KHS Presidents' Day Event
    Wednesday, January 07, 2009
    Michael Burlingame, a noted Abraham Lincoln scholar and historian, will discuss Lincoln’s life and significance when he visits the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort on Monday, February 16, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. This ticketed dinner event is the culminating piece of the Kentucky Historical Society’s three-day series of February events commemorating the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial.
  • January Events at the Kentucky Historical Society
    Tuesday, January 06, 2009
  • New Hours at Kentucky Historical Society
    Tuesday, December 23, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society will have revised hours during 2009.
  • KHS Assistant Director Receives Award for Outstanding Contributions
    Monday, December 15, 2008
    Kentucky Historical Society Assistant Director was presented with the Big "M" Award by the Maine State Society of Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
  • Kentucky Historical Society to Host Lincoln Bicentennial Events in February
    Thursday, December 11, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), administrator of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, has developed an exciting lineup of events to commemorate the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial in February 2009.
  • Cemetery Preservation Program Database Now Available Online
    Thursday, December 11, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society's Cemetery Preservation Program's database is now available online.
  • Essay Contest to Honor Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln
    Wednesday, December 10, 2008
    In honor of the Lincoln bicentennial, the Kentucky Junior Historical Society, in partnership with the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, is sponsoring an essay contest for KJHS.
  • Recognize Local Historians with a 2008 Kentucky History Award
    Tuesday, December 09, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society is now accepting nominations for the 2008 Kentucky History Awards.
  • C-SPAN Campaign 2008 Bus to Stop in Frankfort
    Monday, December 08, 2008
    C-SPAN Campaign 2008 Bus will stop in Frankfort. State's signature Lincoln exhibition to be featured on Washington Journal.
  • Mary Todd Lincoln is the Focus of December Programs at KHS
    Wednesday, November 26, 2008
    Mary Todd Lincoln is the focus of several December programs at the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • Experience Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln over the Holidays!
    Monday, November 24, 2008
  • “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” HistoryMobile Exhibit to Visit Kentucky Book Fair
    Monday, November 10, 2008
  • Lincoln’s Life Through Kentucky Eyes Now Open
    Thursday, November 06, 2008
    New Museum Theatre piece explores Lincoln’s Kentucky connections
  • KHS to Participate in Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial Event
    Thursday, November 06, 2008
  • Enjoy an Enchanting Celebration with the Kentucky Historical Society
    Monday, November 03, 2008
    Kick off this year’s holiday season at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History during Candlelight Tours on Thursday, November 13, from 5 to 9 pm.
  • Experience “A Day with Lincoln” at the Kentucky Historical Society
    Wednesday, October 29, 2008
    Kentucky’s sixteenth president and native son will be the focus of “A Day with Lincoln,” on Saturday, November 14, at the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • Beyond the Log Cabin Exhibition Now Open at KHS
    Thursday, October 23, 2008
  • Kentucky Military History Museum to Undergo Preservation Efforts
    Friday, October 10, 2008
    Kentucky Military History Museum to Undergo Preservation Efforts
  • Kentucky Veterans Fund New Web Site on Military History
    Tuesday, October 07, 2008
  • "Discovering Kentucky's Lincoln" on Display in State Office Buildings in October
    Wednesday, October 01, 2008
    “Discovering Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln,” a new Museums-to-Go exhibit developed by the Kentucky Historical Society, will be on display in selected state office buildings throughout the month of October.
  • Kentucky's Signature Lincoln Exhibition Opens to Public October 21
    Wednesday, October 01, 2008
    Kentucky's signature Lincoln exhibition opens to the public October 21 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • New Volunteer Docent Program Allows Citizens to Share Kentucky Heritage
    Tuesday, September 30, 2008
  • KHS Foundation Awarded Grant for Replacement HistoryMobile
    Monday, September 29, 2008
    Grant Given by the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels Will Aid in Purchase of Replacement Tractor
  • KHS receives Transportation Enhancement Funding for Historical Highway Markers
    Wednesday, September 24, 2008
    Governor Steve Beshear recently announced that the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has been awarded $64,000 in Transportation Enhancement (TE) funding for the replacement and repair of damaged historical highway markers.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Provides Research for The Narcotic Farm
    Wednesday, September 24, 2008
    The Narcotic Farm, a recently released book and accompanying documentary about a drug addiction treatment facility and research laboratory in Lexington, features research from The Lexington Narcotics Farm Collection in special collections at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Historical Society to Dedicate Highway Marker in Midway
    Wednesday, September 24, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate an historical highway marker at St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church in Midway, September 27 at 5 p.m.
  • Museum Day Means Free Admission to the Public
    Thursday, September 18, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society and its museums will be open to the public free-of-charge on Museum Day, Saturday, September 27.
  • Kentucky Historical Society to Dedicate Highway Marker in Elizaville
    Monday, September 15, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate an historical highway marker honoring Private Ambers Sapp at the Elizaville Cemetery in Fleming County on Sunday, September 21, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Churchill Weavers Exhibition to Close on Saturday
    Tuesday, September 02, 2008
    There is still time to see Magic in the Weaving: The Churchill Weavers Collection Revealed at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. The exhibition closes Saturday, September 6, 2008.
  • Vote Here Exhibition to Close in September
    Friday, August 29, 2008
    The Vote Here exhibition at the Old State Capitol is scheduled to close September 8.
  • Kentucky Historical Society to Dedicate Highway Marker at Grundy Plantation
    Thursday, August 28, 2008
    Historic Highway Marker Planned for Springfield
  • New KHS Museums-to-Go Debut at 2008 Kentucky State Fair
    Monday, August 18, 2008
    New Lincoln Museums-to-Go Exhibit at the 2008 State Fair
  • KHS to Host Cemetery-Preservation Workshop
    Wednesday, August 13, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a cemetery-preservation workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 27 that will focus on protecting and preserving family burial grounds. Preregistration is required by September 19.
  • KHS to Display Burgoyne Cannon at Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
    Wednesday, August 13, 2008
    The Burgoyne Cannon from the Kentucky Military History Museum is now on display at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” HistoryMobile Exhibit featured at the 2008 Kentucky State Fair
    Monday, August 04, 2008
    Visitors to the 2008 Kentucky State Fair will have an opportunity to explore “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” when they visit the 300-square-foot exhibit housed in the HistoryMobile, an experience provided by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS).
  • Scott Alvey to Lead the Kentucky Historical Society's Design Studio
    Monday, August 04, 2008
    Scott Alvey of Louisville has been named director of the Design Studio at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS). Alvey most recently served as director of visitor interaction for the Louisville Science Center. He assumes his new post on August 18.
  • Donna M. Neary to Lead the Kentucky Historical Society's Civil War Sesquicentennial Initiatives
    Thursday, July 31, 2008
    Donna M. Neary, of Louisville, has been named director of Civil War Sesquicentennial Initiatives at the Kentucky Historical Society. Neary most recently served as executive director and state historic preservation officer for the Kentucky Heritage Council. She assumes her new post on August 11.
  • Join KHS for Abraham Lincoln's Kentucky connections at the 2008 Kentucky State Fair
    Monday, July 28, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society and its partners are proud to present some of Lincoln’s legacies at the 2008 Kentucky State Fair.
  • KHS Announces Creation of Anne Walker Fitzgerald Award
    Friday, July 25, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) announces a new award offered for genealogical articles published in Kentucky Ancestors, the genealogical quarterly produced by KHS.
  • KHS Accepting Historical Highway Marker Applications for October 1 Deadline
    Thursday, July 24, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is now accepting applications for the Kentucky Historical Highway Marker Program. The application deadline is October 1.
  • KHS, Signature Kentucky Lincoln Sites See Increase in Visitation
    Tuesday, July 15, 2008
    Nine signature Kentucky Lincoln museums and historic sites throughout the commonwealth, including the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), report over 159,000 visitors for the first six months of 2008, an 18.1% increase from 2007.
  • Experience Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln at the 2008 Kentucky State Fair
    Tuesday, July 15, 2008
    Visitors to the 2008 Kentucky State Fair will have an opportunity to explore the many facets of Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln, an experience provided by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS).
  • Kentucky Historical Society to Dedicate Local Highway Marker
    Friday, June 27, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical highway marker in honor of the Aero Club of Louisville on Friday, July 4, at 3 p.m. ET located at 3400 Moran Ave. in Louisville.
  • Kentucky Students Receive Awards at National History Day Contest
    Wednesday, June 25, 2008
    Seven student historians from Kentucky were recognized at the National History Day national contest held at the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland, June 15-19. Students from Clark, Fayette, Jefferson, and Madison counties represented Kentucky at the contest.
  • Kentucky Historical Society to Dedicate Local Highway Marker
    Monday, June 23, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical highway marker in honor of the Clark County Courthouse on Saturday, July 5, at 10:30 a.m. ET located at 34 South Main Street in Winchester.
  • KHS History Campus, Offices Closed on July 4
    Monday, June 23, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society offices, exhibitions, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library, Special Collections Reading Room, and Stewart Home School 1792 Store will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observance of the July 4 holiday. The KHS exhibitions, library, and 1792 Store will be open regular hours on Saturday, July 5.
  • KHS to Host Kentucky History Education Conference on Abraham Lincoln
    Wednesday, June 18, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host the Kentucky History Education Conference on July 9 that will focus on Abraham Lincoln and Kentucky. Preregistration is required by July 2.
  • Old State Capitol Now Open Full-Time
    Monday, June 16, 2008
    The Old State Capitol is now open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours are available to visitors upon arrival.
  • KHS Partnership Awarded $1 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Education
    Thursday, June 12, 2008
    The successful partnership between the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), professors from the University of Kentucky, and school districts in eastern Kentucky has been awarded a fourth $1 million grant from the U. S. Department of Education’s Teaching American History program to provide an intensive professional-development training program in American history for teachers in that part of the state.
  • Kentucky Historical Society to Dedicate Highway Marker in Honor of Homer Ledford
    Thursday, May 29, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical highway marker in honor of the late Homer Ledford on Saturday, May 31, at 11 a.m. ET. The marker is located on College Street on the grounds of College Park in Winchester.
  • Catch C-SPAN'S Campaign 2008 Bus & KHS HistoryMobile at the Kentucky Historical Society May 30
    Thursday, May 22, 2008
    The C-SPAN Campaign 2008 bus will visit the Kentucky Historical Society on Friday, May 30, and be open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • KHS Boone Day Celebrates "Magic" of Churchill Weavers Collection
    Thursday, May 15, 2008
    This year's Boone Day celebration, a proud Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) tradition for more than a century, is scheduled for Saturday, June 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. Held annually at KHS since 1897, Boone Day celebrates June 7, 1769, when Daniel Boone first saw Kentucky.
  • KHS Presents Churchill Weavers Preservation Exhibition Opening May 10
    Thursday, May 01, 2008
    The Churchill Weavers collection, including products, patterns, and tools from the largest handweaving operation in the country, is the focus of a new preservation exhibition at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS). Magic in the Weaving: The Churchill Weavers Collection Revealed opens on Saturday, May 10, and will remain on exhibit until September 6, 2008. This preservation exhibition shows how curators and archivists are saving the collection for future generations and is featured in several KHS programs in the coming months.
  • KHS Celebrates Abraham Lincoln’s Legacy at the 2008 Governor’s Derby Breakfast
    Monday, April 28, 2008
  • KHS Hosts Kentucky's National History Day on April 26
    Wednesday, April 16, 2008
    More than one hundred student historians are headed to Frankfort for Kentucky's National History Day contest on Saturday, April 26, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
  • Nominations Sought for American History Teacher of the Year
    Monday, March 31, 2008
    Know an American history teacher who deserves to be honored? Nominations are being accepted for the American History Teacher of the Year, an initiative of the Preserve America program sponsored by the White House. For 2008, the award is open to any full- time middle or high school American history teacher (the 2009 contest will be for elementary American history teachers), and nominations can be made by a department head, school director, or principal. The winning teacher will receive a $1,000 cash prize, an American History Teacher of the Year plaque, and a collection of resource materials for his or her school library.
  • The Contested Legacy of Jefferson Davis Symposium Scheduled for June 27
    Thursday, March 27, 2008
    Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America and a Kentucky native, is the topic of a day- long symposium set for Friday, June 27, at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Davis's birth.
  • Planning Underway for Harrodsburg Tankers Bataan Memorial Day
    Tuesday, March 18, 2008
    The Kentucky National Guard, Kentucky Historical Society, The City of Harrodsburg, Mercer County and the Harrodsburg Historical Society will join with the community on Saturday, April 26, 2008 to remember and pay tribute to their own home town heroes - the Harrodsburg Tankers.
  • KHS Offers Special Museum Theatre Performance, Spring Break Activities in April
    Monday, March 17, 2008
    Spring is here and the Kentucky Historical Society offers events and programs for Kentuckians of all ages throughout April.
  • Northern Kentucky History Day Slated for April 5
    Friday, March 14, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society, the Historical Confederation of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky heritage organizations, and Northern Kentucky University will present the 15th annual Northern Kentucky Regional History Day on Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, on the campus of Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights.
  • Kentucky Junior Historians Convene in Frankfort
    Friday, March 14, 2008
    More than 500 student historians are headed to Frankfort for the forty-sixth annual Kentucky Junior Historical Society convention. Students from every corner of the commonwealth in grades K-12 have prepared projects in categories including historical exhibit, genealogical research, photography, performance, and art. Other competitions, including the fast-paced Kentucky History Bowl, a quick-recall academic competition focusing on Kentucky history, will be held during the convention Thursday through Saturday, March 27-29, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and the Frankfort Convention Center.
  • 2008 Kentucky History Awards Recognize Best From Around the State
    Tuesday, March 04, 2008
    Individuals and organizations from across the commonwealth were honored at the 2008 Kentucky History Awards Program, held March 1 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Historical Confederation of Kentucky, these annual awards recognize the best history achievements and projects relating to state and local history.
  • KHS Special Collections Announces New Public Hours
    Monday, March 03, 2008
    The Special Collections Reading Room of the Kentucky Historical Society is providing researchers appointment-only hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning March 3, 2008.
  • Last Chance to See Immigration Exhibition at KHS
    Wednesday, February 27, 2008
    There is still time to see the Our New Kentucky Home: Immigrant Experiences exhibition at the Kentucky Historical Society's Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. The exhibition closes on Saturday, March 29. Since the exhibition's opening on April 21, 2007, it has already attracted more than 50,000 visitors.
  • KHS Awards Grants for Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration
    Friday, February 01, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society has awarded $51,359 in Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission grants for Lincoln-related community projects.
  • KHS HistoryMobile Debuts "Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln" Exhibit at February 12 Bicentennial Kick-Off
    Monday, January 28, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society's HistoryMobile, a 300-square-foot exhibit inside a tractor-trailer, will debut "Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln" during the official opening ceremonies of the National Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration on February 12 at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site in Hodgenville. Sporting a new look, this traveling museum will launch its 2008 tour to locations throughout the state at the national bicentennial kick-off event, including a two-week appearance in the educational exhibit area at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.
  • KHS to Celebrate Black History in February
    Friday, January 18, 2008
    In honor of Black History Month in February, the Kentucky Historical Society will offer events and programs that spotlight African Americans and their role in Kentucky's history.
  • KHS's Kentucky Ancestors, Library, Genealogy Workshops Provide Kentuckians with Family-History Resources
    Friday, January 18, 2008
    If delving into your family's history is one of your New Year's resolutions, the Kentucky Historical Society provides a great way to get started with its quarterly family-history journal, free monthly workshops, and research resources.
  • KHS Provides Legislators, Public a Window into Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln
    Friday, January 04, 2008
    The Kentucky Historical Society is offering Kentucky legislators and the public a look at the key people, places, and events connected to Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln story during the 2008 Kentucky General Assembly in observance of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration.
  • Kentucky Oral History Commission Collects WWII Veteran Stories
    Thursday, December 20, 2007
    America loses hundreds of World War II veterans every day. With them go invaluable eyewitness accounts of a pivotal time in history. The Kentucky Historical Society is working to preserve stories of the WWII years, both from combat and from the homefront.
  • Lincoln Heritage Education Grant Deadline is December 31
    Tuesday, December 18, 2007
    The application deadline for Lincoln Heritage Education Minigrants is Monday, December 31. These grants are available during the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial period to public or private schools. They are intended to support field trips to Kentucky Lincoln sites in April, May, and June 2008.
  • KHS Now Accepting Kentucky Historical Highway Marker Applications
    Friday, December 14, 2007
    The Kentucky Historical Society is pleased to announce that applications for the Kentucky Historical Highway Marker program are currently being accepted. The application deadlines for 2008 are April 1 and October 1.
  • Last Chance to See Homer Ledford Exhibit Case at KHS
    Wednesday, December 12, 2007
    There is still time to see the Music and Innovation: The Art of Homer Ledford exhibit case at the Kentucky Historical Society's Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. The exhibit case closes on Saturday, December 29.
  • Governor Fletcher's Portrait To Be Added To KHS's Collection
    Monday, December 03, 2007
    Governor Ernie Fletcher's official portrait will be unveiled and added to the Kentucky Historical Society's Toyota Kentucky Hall of Governors exhibition on Monday, December 3, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Nominations Sought for 2008 Kentucky History Awards
    Friday, November 30, 2007
    The Kentucky Historical Society and the Historical Confederation of Kentucky are seeking nominations for the 2008 Kentucky History Awards, which acknowledge outstanding achievements in the field of history by individuals, civic leaders, communities, museums, and historical organizations.
  • KHS Elects 2007 Executive Board Slate at Annual Meeting
    Tuesday, November 20, 2007
    The Kentucky Historical Society members elected their 2007 leadership at their annual meeting at the Old State Capitol in Frankfort on November 9.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Announces 2007 Governor's Award Winner
    Wednesday, November 14, 2007
    Dr. James C. Klotter, of Lexington, is this year's winner of the Kentucky Historical Society's Governor's Award.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Announces Collins Award Winner
    Wednesday, November 14, 2007
    Dr. Tracy E. K'Meyer is this year's winner of the Kentucky Historical Society's Richard H. Collins Award.
  • KHS Presents Historical Symposiums During 2007 Kentucky Book Fair
    Friday, November 02, 2007
    The Kentucky Historical Society will host a day of free historical symposiums in partnership with the 26th Annual Kentucky Book Fair on Saturday, November 10, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
  • KHS Honors Abraham Lincoln Society Members
    Friday, November 02, 2007
    Donors to the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation were honored at its annual Abraham Lincoln Society Gala at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History on October 22.
  • KHS to Hold Annual Meeting on November 9
    Friday, October 26, 2007
    The Kentucky Historical Society's Annual Business Meeting will be held at 5 p.m. ET Friday, November 9, at the Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway in Frankfort, Ky.
  • Kentucky Military History Museum to Close Temporarily for Upgrades
    Wednesday, September 26, 2007
    The Kentucky Military History Museum, located in the Old State Arsenal overlooking the Kentucky River in Frankfort, will be closed temporarily for upgrades beginning Tuesday, October 16.
  • Kentucky Folklife Festival Named One of Top Ten Fall Events
    Wednesday, September 05, 2007
    The Kentucky Tourism Council has selected the Kentucky Folklife Festival as one of the Commonwealth's fall "Top Ten" events.
  • 2007 Kentucky Folklife Festival Celebrates Living Traditions, Diversity
    Wednesday, September 05, 2007
    The Kentucky Historical Society invites all Kentuckians to experience the 2007 Kentucky Folklife Festival, scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 20-22, in historic downtown Frankfort, KY.
  • KHS Pays Tribute to Homer Ledford in New Exhibit
    Wednesday, September 05, 2007
    Featured handmade instruments, carvings, and tools made or used by Homer Ledford, a beloved Kentuckian, will be on exhibit at the Kentucky Historical Society. Music and Innovation: The Art of Homer Ledford opens Tuesday, August 14, and will remain on exhibit until December 31.
  • Executive Director of Liberty Hall takes new position as Curator at KHS
    Friday, July 20, 2007
    Sara Elliott has joined the Kentucky Historical Society as a senior-level curator. She began her position on June 18, 2007. Her responsibilities include working with the curatorial staff in building KHS collections and broadening their interpretation through innovative exhibitions and programs. In addition to being responsible for the care and preservation of the Old State Capitol and the portraits in the Toyota Kentucky Hall of Governors, Elliott will help develop ways of telling engaging stories associated with the Old State Capitol and the political leaders who occupied it.
  • KHS Hosts Naturalization Ceremony for 76 New Citizens from 39 Countries
    Tuesday, July 10, 2007
    More than 76 individuals from 39 countries became U.S. citizens today in naturalization ceremony held at the Kentucky Historical Society in downtown Frankfort.
  • Eleven Kentuckians Graduate from Community Scholars Program
    Tuesday, July 10, 2007
    Eleven Community Scholars from central Kentucky are the most recent graduating class of the Kentucky Folklife Program's Community Scholars program, and they join the growing network of over 100 adults trained to collect, preserve, and present local traditions and art forms.
  • Unsealed Prichard Interviews Featured in Kentucky Historical Society Publication
    Tuesday, June 26, 2007
    Transcripts of selected recorded interviews with the late Edward F. Prichard Jr., one of the state's most influential leaders in politics and education, have been published in the latest issue of The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • KHS Register Article Wins National Award
    Friday, June 15, 2007
    An article from The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society was named the winner of the Distinguished Writing Award by the Army Historical Foundation at that organization's 10th Annual Members Meeting on June 12. The article is "A Killing in the Philippines, 1900: A Kentuckian Faces Insurgency and Military Justice," by Meredith Mason Brown. It was published in the Winter 2006 issue of The Register.
  • KHS Boone Day Family Celebration Slated for June 16, Celebrates Family History
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007
    This year's Boone Day celebration, a proud Kentucky Historical Society tradition for more than a century, is scheduled for June 16 from 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • Rescued Churchill Weavers Collection Finds Home at Kentucky Historical Society
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007
    The Kentucky Historical Society today announced its acquisition of the Churchill Weavers Collection from Lila Bellando, who managed Churchill Weavers for Crown Crafts and owned the business with her husband, Richard Bellando, from 1973 to 1996.
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  • KHS HistoryMobile Debuts 2007 Tour with New Look at Governor's Derby Breakfast
    Tuesday, April 24, 2007
    It may look like an 18-wheeler-tractor-trailer, but the Kentucky Historical Society's HistoryMobile contains a popular exhibition on Daniel Boone. Sporting a new "skin," this traveling museum will launch its 2007 tour to more than 20 locations throughout the state at the Governor's Derby Breakfast on May 5 on the Capitol grounds in Frankfort.
  • KHS Executive Director Selected for Leadership Kentucky's 2007 Class
    Monday, April 09, 2007
    The Leadership Kentucky Foundation Inc. has selected Kent Whitworth, executive director of the Kentucky Historical Society, as one of the 55 participants for the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2007.
  • KHS Hosts Kentucky's National History Day on April 21
    Thursday, April 05, 2007
    More than one hundred student historians are headed to Frankfort for Kentucky's National History Day contest on Saturday, April 21, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
  • KHS Explores Immigration in New Exhibition Opening April 21
    Tuesday, April 03, 2007
    Immigration, a topic sparking debate across the country, is the focus of a new exhibition from the Kentucky Historical Society. Our New Kentucky Home: Immigrant Experiences opens on Saturday, April 21, and will remain on exhibit until March 28, 2008.
  • KHS Events Planned in April Including Easter Weekend, Spring Break
    Monday, March 19, 2007
    Spring is here and the Kentucky Historical Society offers events and programs for Kentuckians of all ages throughout April.
  • Kentucky Junior Historians Convene in Frankfort
    Wednesday, March 14, 2007
    More than 600 student historians are headed to Frankfort for the forty-fifth annual Kentucky Junior Historical Society convention. Students from every corner of the commonwealth in grades K-12 have prepared projects in categories including historical exhibit, genealogical research, photography, performance, and art. Other competitions, including the fast-paced Kentucky History Bowl, a quick-recall academic competition focusing on Kentucky history, will be held during the convention Thursday through Saturday, March 22-24, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and the Frankfort Convention Center.
  • Public Invited to Participate in Community Scholars Workshop
    Tuesday, March 13, 2007
    The Kentucky Folklife Program has openings for its next Community Scholars workshop. This free, six- session workshop will be split between two locations. On Saturdays, April 14, April 28, and May 12, sessions will be held at the Taylor County Extension Office in Campbellsville. On Saturdays, May 19, June 9, and June 23, sessions will be held at the Washington County Extension Office in Springfield. All sessions are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • KHS Programs, Collections Celebrate Women’s History
    Thursday, March 08, 2007
    In honor of Women’s History Month, the Kentucky Historical Society offers events, programs, and collections that spotlight women and their role in the history of Kentucky throughout March.
  • Kentucky History Awards Recognize Best From Around the State
    Wednesday, March 07, 2007
    Individuals and organizations from across the commonwealth were honored at the 2007 Kentucky History Awards Program, held March 3 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Historical Confederation of Kentucky, these annual awards recognize the best history achievements and projects relating to state and local history.
  • KHS Now Accepting Kentucky Historical Highway Marker Applications
    Tuesday, March 06, 2007
    The Kentucky Historical Society is pleased to announce that applications for the Kentucky Historical Highway Marker program are currently being accepted. The application deadlines for 2007 are April 30 and October 1.
  • KHS Wins Gold ADDY® Award for Web Site
    Friday, March 02, 2007
    The Kentucky Historical Society Web site, www.history.ky.gov, has been recognized with a Gold ADDY® award in the category of Consumer HTML/Other Web Site. The awards were given out on Saturday, February 24, in Lexington. Organized by the Lexington Advertising Club, the ADDY® Awards highlight the best creative work being produced in the central Kentucky area.
  • Eleven Kentuckians Graduate from Community Scholars Program
    Thursday, February 15, 2007
    Eleven Kentuckians from six counties were among the most recent graduating class of the Kentucky Folklife Program’s Community Scholars program.
  • Capitol Will Host Lincoln Birthday Celebration Feb. 12
    Friday, February 09, 2007
    On February 12, 2007, Governor Ernie Fletcher will be on hand to observe Lincoln's 198th birthday at the state capitol rotunda in Frankfort. This event will feature Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission grant recipients, exciting announcements about the Lincoln Bicentennial initiative, and booth displays featuring Kentucky’s signature Abraham Lincoln sites.
  • KHS to Honor Heroism of Flemingsburg Iwo Jima Hero
    Thursday, February 08, 2007
    The World War II battle for Iwo Jima is currently very visible on cinema screens throughout the country, with the recent release of Letters from Iwo Jima and last fall’s release of Flags of Our Fathers, both directed by Clint Eastwood. In Fleming County, Kentucky, the story of Iwo Jima hero and Fleming County native, Franklin Sousley, has been a present reality for more than 60 years.
  • Springfield Community to Enjoy Premiere of KET Lincoln Program
    Wednesday, February 07, 2007
    The Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and the Kentucky Historical Society proudly announce the premiere of a special KET program. The new Kentucky Life special features a reenactment and interpretation of the wedding of Abraham Lincoln's parents. To celebrate, a premiere event will be held at the Springfield Opera House in Springfield, Kentucky, on Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. ET.
  • Rare 19th Century Portraits, Documents of African American Kentuckians in KHS Spotlight
    Friday, February 02, 2007
    Two handsome portraits of a stately 19th-century couple hang side-by-side on permanent exhibit in the Kentucky Journey gallery at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • “Moments In Legislative History” Provide Historical Look Back
    Monday, January 22, 2007
    The Kentucky Historical Society remembers and is offering legislators and the public a quick look back through "Moments in Legislative History."
  • Last Chance to See Lewis & Clark Exhibition at KHS
    Friday, January 19, 2007
    There is still time to see the Lewis & Clark: The Exploration of the American West, 1803-1806 exhibition at the Kentucky Historical Society’s Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. The exhibition closes on Saturday, January 27.
  • Northern Kentucky History Day Slated for February 17
    Tuesday, January 16, 2007
    Northern Kentucky History Day offers the public a chance to hear the latest on the preservation and study of local historical sites, as well as to learn about preserving family heirlooms and conducting genealogy research. The 14th-annual event will be held at Northern Kentucky University on Saturday, February 17, 2007 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • KHS to Celebrate Black History in February
    Tuesday, January 16, 2007
    In honor of Black History Month, the Kentucky Historical Society will offer events and programs that spotlight African Americans and their role in Kentucky’s history throughout February.
  • KHS Launches New Web Site
    Friday, January 12, 2007
    The Kentucky Historical Society has launched a new Web site that offers enhanced content and services.
  • Nicholson Returns to KHS after National Post
    Wednesday, January 03, 2007
    Karla J. Nicholson is the Kentucky Historical Society’s new director of education. Her responsibilities include supervising an educational services staff of about 25 who oversee museum education, teacher and school programs, community and statewide services programs, and the Kentucky folklife program.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Is Holiday-Ready!
    Thursday, December 14, 2006
    The Kentucky Historical Society’s Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History is reflecting the holiday seasons.
  • KHS Elects 2006 Executive Board Slate at Annual Meeting
    Thursday, December 14, 2006
    The Kentucky Historical Society members elected their 2006 leadership at their annual meeting at the Old State Capitol in Frankfort on November 10.
  • KHS Secures GOLD Grant to Restore Governor’s Grave
    Friday, December 01, 2006
    The Kentucky Historical Society’s Cemetery Preservation Program has received a $2,500 grant from the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) to restore Governor Thomas E. Bramlette’s tombstone in Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery.
  • Nominations Sought for 2007 Kentucky History Awards
    Friday, December 01, 2006
    The Kentucky Historical Society and the Historical Confederation of Kentucky are seeking nominations for the 2007 Kentucky History Awards, which acknowledge outstanding achievements in the field of history by individuals, civic leaders, communities, museums, and historical organizations. The awards celebrate outstanding programs, exhibits, Web sites, and publications, as well as individuals who have excelled in the field or made lifetime contributions to the preservation, awareness, and appreciation of Kentucky’s history.
  • Smithsonian Senior Curator Assumes #2 Spot at Kentucky Historical Society
    Thursday, November 16, 2006
    Only a few weeks ago, Marilyn A. Zoidis was senior curator of one of the nation’s most treasured artifacts, the Star-Spangled Banner, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. As of November 1, she is the assistant director at the Kentucky Historical Society, headquartered at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort; her major responsibilities are museum collections and exhibitions.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Announces 2006 Collins Award Winner
    Monday, November 13, 2006
    Dr. John David Smith is this year’s winner of the Kentucky Historical Society’s Richard H. Collins Award.
  • KHS to Hold Annual Meeting on November 10
    Monday, November 06, 2006
    The Kentucky Historical Society’s Annual Business Meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 10 at the Old State Capitol in Frankfort.
  • KHS to Host Reception for Release of the Public Papers of Governor Martha Layne Collins
    Thursday, November 02, 2006
    A reception honoring the publication of The Public Papers of Governor Martha Layne Collins, 1983-1987 will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • KET and Kentucky Historical Society conduct "Treasures Tour" to recognize Dr. Thomas Clark's Kentucky Treasures
    Thursday, October 26, 2006
    Throughout November, KET and the Kentucky Historical Society will celebrate the life of the man who continues to be the Commonwealth’s best- known and most respected historian, the late Dr. Thomas Clark, with a statewide “Treasures Tour,” officially recognizing each site designated by Dr. Clark as a Kentucky Treasure.
  • Film, Play Celebrate Heroism of Kentuckian
    Thursday, October 19, 2006
    Clint Eastwood’s major motion picture Flags of Our Fathers features the story of Kentuckian Franklin Sousley, one of the soldiers who raised the American flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima. The image taken of Sousley and his fellow soldiers is arguably one of the most famous of World War II and is the focus of both the film, set for release on Friday, and a museum theatre presentation at the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • Kentucky History Awards Recognize Best From Around the State
    Monday, March 06, 2006
    Individuals and organizations from across the commonwealth were honored at the 2006 Kentucky History Awards Program, held March 4 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Historical Confederation of Kentucky, these annual awards recognize the best history achievements and projects relating to state and local history.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Celebrates Women’s History Month
    Tuesday, February 07, 2006
    The history of Kentucky’s “every woman” will be explored throughout March at the Kentucky Historical Society. Since 1987, Congress has designated March Women’s History Month.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Provides Insight into Black History
    Wednesday, January 11, 2006
    In honor of Black History Month, the Kentucky Historical Society offers the following events and resources that spotlight African Americans and their role in Kentucky’s history throughout February. For more information on these events, or for access to African American resources available from the Kentucky Historical Society, visit our Web site at http://history.ky.gov.
  • Moments In Legislative History Provide Quick Look Back
    Tuesday, January 10, 2006
    Remember when the Kentucky public education system was created? How about the Kentucky State Fair? Kentucky Historical Society remembers, and is offering legislators and the public a quick look back through Moments in Legislative History. These interesting snippets from our past are available at the Kentucky Historical Society Web site, http://history.ky.gov, and the Kentucky Legislature Web site, http://www.lrc.ky.gov. A new vignette is presented each day during the legislative session, along with an illustration from the collections of the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • History Zone Offers Hands-On History for Kids
    Tuesday, January 10, 2006
    “Winter Birds of Kentucky” is the theme of the History Zone for kids this month at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Children ages 5-10 and their parents are invited to participate in this free activity every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Last Chance to See Rivers of Kentucky Exhibit
    Monday, December 12, 2005
    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.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Achieves Accreditation
    Tuesday, November 08, 2005
    The Kentucky Historical Society has achieved accreditation, the highest recognition of the American Association of Museums (AAM). The Society features museums and exhibits on its downtown Frankfort “history campus,” including the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum.
  • Museum Theatre Revisits Glory Days of Radio
    Thursday, October 13, 2005
    Take a sentimental journey with the Kentucky Historical Society at the premier production of Rally ‘Round the Radio: Wartime Music Hour on the Kentucky Homefront. The dinner theatre performance will be held on Friday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Takes Its Collection Online
    Thursday, October 13, 2005
    The Kentucky Historical Society is taking its collections to a new venue – the World Wide Web. Now, anyone with access to the Internet can access digital images, sound, video and text from the KHS collections with a click of the mouse.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Offers Free High-Water History
    Thursday, October 13, 2005
    High-water marks in Kentucky history will be the topic of Double-Feature Sunday at the Kentucky Historical Society on October 16. “When Waters Rise and Fall” features a live museum theatre performance of Of Time and Tide: High-Water History followed by the 1938 film The River. The program begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and is free. Refreshments will be served.
  • Local Holocaust Survivors to Speak on Veterans Day
    Thursday, October 13, 2005
    Three Kentuckians who survived the Holocaust will tell their stories at This is Home Now: A Symposium on Kentucky’s Holocaust Survivors on Veteran’s Day. The panel discussion is just one session in the two-day symposium, which will be held November 10-11 at the Lexington History Museum in conjunction with the multimedia This Is Home Now exhibit. The symposium is presented by the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • Museum Theatre Revisits Glory Days of Radio
    Monday, October 10, 2005
    Take a sentimental journey with the Kentucky Historical Society at the premier production of Rally ‘Round the Radio: Wartime Music Hour on the Kentucky Homefront. The dinner theatre performance will be held on Friday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
  • Historical Society Offers Cemetery Workshop
    Thursday, September 08, 2005
    The Kentucky Historical Society, Historical Confederation of Kentucky (HCK), and Lexington Public Library will present a cemetery workshop on Saturday, September 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Northside Branch Library, 1737 Russell Cave Road.
  • Ricky Skaggs to Headline Kentucky Folklife Festival September 15-17
    Thursday, September 08, 2005
    Ricky Skaggs and Rebecca Lynn Howard will be featured concert performers on Saturday, 17 at 6:30 p.m. on the Old State Capitol grounds in downtown Frankfort. Together with other artists from Kentucky’s Route 23—the “country music highway”—they will cap three days of celebrating Kentucky’s traditions at the Kentucky Folklife Festival, September 15-17.
  • Food to Take the Stage at Kentucky Folklife Festival
    Thursday, September 08, 2005
    Kentucky foods in all their surprising diversity will take the stage at next week’s Kentucky Folklife Festival in Frankfort throughout the three-day event September 15 -17 .
  • Kentucky Cabaret Highlights Musician Jean Ritchie
    Thursday, September 08, 2005
    The life and music of folk artist and balladeer, Jean Ritchie is in the spotlight at Kentucky Cabaret on Sunday, September 11 at 2:00 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Notes Passing of Dr. Thomas D. Clark
    Tuesday, June 28, 2005
    The passing of Dr. Thomas D. Clark, Kentucky’s historian laureate for life, this morning was marked by reflective silence and tears at the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • July 9 "Hats Off to History" Celebrates Renaming of Kentucky History Center, Clark's 102nd Birthday
    Friday, June 10, 2005
    On Saturday, July 9, the Kentucky Historical Society will host “Hats Off to Kentucky History,” a public unveiling of a new name for its 160,000-square-foot, five-year-old Frankfort headquarters, formerly known as the Kentucky History Center. The facility will now carry the name of Kentucky Historian Laureate Dr. Thomas D. Clark . . .
  • Grant Money Allows Southeastern Kentucky Students to Visit Frankfort
    Thursday, April 07, 2005
    A gift from the Steele-Reese Foundation gives schoolchildren from 27 southeastern Kentucky school districts an opportunity to visit the Kentucky History Center and their state capital city.
  • Kentucky History Awards Recognize Best From Around the State
    Thursday, April 07, 2005
    Individuals and organizations from across the commonwealth were honored at the 2005 Kentucky History Awards Program, held March 19 at the Kentucky History Center.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Presents Irish Genealogy Program
    Thursday, April 07, 2005
    A day-long Irish genealogy seminar at the Kentucky Historical Society features two international genealogy experts. On Tuesday, May 17, Brian Trainor and Fintan Mullan from the Ulster Historical Foundation, Ulster, Ireland, will address how to access available sources and the unique issues involved in researching Irish/Scots-Irish genealogy.
  • Kentucky Junior Historians Convene in Frankfort
    Monday, March 28, 2005
    More than 500 student historians are headed to Frankfort this weekend for the 43rd annual Kentucky Junior Historical Society convention. 
  • Kentucky Historical Society Offers Free Genealogy Workshop
    Thursday, March 17, 2005
    Want to research your family history but don’t know how to start?  Join the Kentucky Historical Society for “Finding Family:  Genealogy Basics,” on Sunday, March 20, 2005, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Kentucky History Center in downtown Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Historical Society on the Road at Northern Kentucky History Day
    Tuesday, March 01, 2005
    For twelve years, Northern Kentucky History Day has offered the public a chance to hear the latest on local historic sites, and the stories of Northern Kentucky’s past. On Saturday, February 26, 2005, it returns to the campus of Northern Kentucky University in Highland
  • Students Prepare for National History Day Competition
    Monday, February 28, 2005
    Hundreds of middle and high school students around the Commonwealth are hard at work, preparing their projects for National History Day.
  • Moments in Legislative History Provide Quick Look Back
    Friday, February 11, 2005
      Kentucky Historical Society offers legislators and the public a Moment in Legislative History each day of the legislative session.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Offers Winter Weekend Activities
    Friday, February 04, 2005
    Fun educational activities for adults and children are planned for each weekend in February at the Kentucky Historical Society’s downtown Frankfort museums.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Supports Historic Preservation Day at the Capitol
    Friday, February 04, 2005
    As part of Governor Fletcher’s JOBS for Kentucky plan, the Historic Preservation Tax Credit can benefit every community in Kentucky.  Join Preservation Kentucky for Preservation Day at the Capitol on February 8.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Publications Provide Resources on African American Topics
    Wednesday, January 19, 2005
    The Kentucky Historical Society’s quarterly publications, The Register and Kentucky Ancestors, offer rich resources for the upcoming Black History Month focus in February.
  • Patton Portrait Joins Kentucky Historical Society’s Hall of Governors
    Wednesday, January 19, 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.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Library Pauses to Take Stock:  KHS Library Conducts Inventory January 24-31
    Tuesday, January 18, 2005
    The Thomas D. Clark Library located at the Kentucky Historical Society’s History Center in downtown Frankfort is conducting an inventory of its extensive resources. From January 24 to 31, the library staff will be working to evaluate and organize the library’s collections.
  • Oral History Commission Preserves Kentucky Stories Told By Kentucky Voices
    Wednesday, January 05, 2005
    The stories of Kentuckians, told in their own words, are valuable pieces of history.  That’s why the Kentucky Oral History Commission has been reaching across the state to record and preserve the diverse stories of Kentuckians since 1976.
  • Kentuckians’ Memories of Civil Rights Movement Available for MLK Day   
    Wednesday, January 05, 2005
    Since 1998, more than 80 Kentuckians have shared their memories of the civil rights movement in interviews with the Kentucky Oral History Commission.  Now their powerful stories, in their words, will be available on a new Kentucky Historical Society online database to be launched in time for Martin Luther King Day.
  • Online Civil Rights History Resource Ready for MLK Day Launch 
    Wednesday, December 22, 2004
    The Kentucky Historical Society plans to launch its new Civil Rights Oral History Project website on January 12, 2005 in time for Martin Luther King Day observances and Black History Month in February. The new site features Kentuckians sharing their personal experiences with the Civil Rights Movement in their own words with access to over 300 hours of audio content, 18 hours of video content, and over 10,000 pages of electronic oral history transcriptions.
  • Learning Kentucky History Fourth-Grade Style
    Friday, December 10, 2004
    FRANKFORT, Ky.—The Kentucky History Center was a like a big playground for the Woodlawn Elementary School fourth-graders who recently took a tour.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Successfully Launches Videoconferences for Kentucky Schools
    Friday, December 10, 2004
    This fall, the Kentucky Historical Society successfully launched a series of videoconferences for public school students. Throughout November and December, the Society presented interactive, real-time programming to more than 900 students at 10 schools via the Kentucky Telelinking Network (KTLN). The sessions were targeted to elementary and middle school students.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Is Popular School Trip Destination
    Friday, December 10, 2004
    Yellow school buses often seem to be the transportation of choice for visitors to the Kentucky Historical Society in downtown Frankfort. More than 35,000 visits were made by schoolchildren to the Society’s campus in downtown Frankfort during 2004.  Public, private and home schools came from 104 counties.
  • In 2004 Kentucky Historical Society Expands Hours, Embarks on Restoration and Showcases Several New Exhibits
    Monday, December 06, 2004
    The expiring calendar year has been an exciting time for the Kentucky Historical Society and its museums, libraries and programs.
  • Holiday Happenings at the Kentucky Historical Society 
    Monday, December 06, 2004
    Special holiday programming will be offered this month at the Kentucky Historical Society for both children and adults. Make plans to join us!
  • Community Scholars Programs Value Local History and Cultural Traditions
    Friday, November 19, 2004
    When citizens of Cynthiana, Kentucky, wanted to document and celebrate their local traditions and art forms, they found a valuable resource in the Kentucky Folklife Program’s Community Scholars training series.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Offers Weekend Opportunities to Climb Family Tree
    Wednesday, November 17, 2004
    Family members wanting to connect with previous generations will find a rich resource in the Thomas D. Clark Library at the Kentucky Historical Society on 100 W. Broadway Street in Frankfort. Recently expanded weekend hours make it convenient for both seasoned genealogists and those beginning to investigate their family history to explore Kentucky county histories, published genealogies, military rosters and church and land records. 
  • Admission Free to Kentucky Military History Museum During Vets Week, Nov. 6-13
    Friday, November 05, 2004
    Admission will be free to all visitors to the Kentucky Military History Museum from November 6 through 13 in observance of Governor Ernie Fletcher’s proclamation of Veterans Week.
  • UK Historical Marker Unveiled at Main Building Dedication
    Friday, October 29, 2004
    A historical marker recognizing the University of Kentucky’s Main Building was unveiled by President Lee Todd as part of the dedication of the restored building on Monday, October 25.
  • Rich History of Presidential Politics on Display at the Kentucky Historical Society
    Friday, October 29, 2004
    Interested in the history of Presidential politics? The Kentucky Historical Society is a rich resource for historic buttons, banners, stickers and other paraphernalia that market a candidate, many of which are on display in its Old State Capitol temporary exhibit, Vote Here! Presidential Campaigns, 1896-2000.
  • Weekend Film Festival to Feature Kentucky’s Ghoulish Film Connections
    Monday, October 25, 2004
    Beginning Friday evening, October 29, the Kentucky Historical Society will present “Scared Kentucky Straight:  Kentuckians and the Horror Movie,” a Reel Kentucky Film Festival.
  • Kentucky Historical Society to Host Lexington Singers for Local Candlelight Tour
    Monday, October 25, 2004
    On Thursday, November 18, the Kentucky Historical Society will join Downtown Frankfort, Inc. to celebrate the holiday season with holiday shopping and performances by the Lexington Singers and Danville Children's Choir.
  • Kentucky History Center’s Museum Store to Offer Unique Holiday Items
    Monday, October 25, 2004
    The Stewart Home 1792 Store at the Kentucky History Center, home of the Kentucky Historical Society features a wide selection of Kentucky-made crafts, edibles, books and more--perfect for holiday gift-giving.
  • Fishing, Floods and Folklore—State’s Rivers Subject of Kentucky Historical Society’s Newest Exhibit
    Wednesday, October 13, 2004
    The state's waterways are the subject of the Kentucky Historical Society's newest exhibit opening on Saturday, November 6.
  • Kentucky Historical Society and UK Facilitate Nearly $3 Million in Grants for Eastern Kentucky Teachers
    Tuesday, October 05, 2004
    For the third consecutive year, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), in partnership with the University of Kentucky, has been instrumental in obtaining nearly $1 million in funding for eastern Kentucky teachers. 
  • Videoconferences Involve Students in Kentucky History From a Distance
    Tuesday, October 05, 2004
    A series of videoconferences on Kentucky heritage themes will begin in November for public school students.  Working with an advisory group of teachers and technology coordinators, KHS educators are developing the content for seven conferences, each of which will take place twice during the 2004-2005 school year.
  • Highway Markers Bring History to Kentucky Hometowns
    Tuesday, October 05, 2004
    During October, there will be three new historic highway markers dedicated in Greenville and Bowling Green. 
  • Historical Society to Salute Kentucky Songwriter
    Tuesday, October 05, 2004
    On Friday, November 5, 2004, the Kentucky Historical Society will highlight the songwriting career of northern Kentucky native, Haven Gillespie, at its annual meeting.
  • INDIANA HISTORY TRAIN TO VISIT KENTUCKY
    Tuesday, September 28, 2004
    The Indiana History Train will be in Louisville from Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10 for tours.  Tours are free.
  • What’s Happening at the Historical Society During October
    Monday, September 27, 2004
    Events taking place at the Kentucky Historical Society during the month of October include special programming for children and their families, museum theatre performances, adults lecture programs and more!
  • MONTHLY LECTURE SERIES EXPLORES KENTUCKY’S SCANDALS
    Thursday, September 23, 2004
    In its sixth year, the Kentucky Historical Society’s monthly lecture series, Brown Bag History, has been highlighting Kentucky’s scandals and/or scoundrels.  The lectures, held at noon on the first Wednesday of each month, are at the Kentucky History Center in downtown Frankfort. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch to this free event.
  • Portrait Conservation Work Taking Place in Old State Capitol
    Friday, September 17, 2004
    In May, 2004 the Kentucky Historical Society was awarded a $74,000 Save America’s Treasures grant.  This grant, matched by funds in the amount of $74,000 from the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation, will allow conservation of nine significant paintings in the Old State Capitol building, including Henry Clay, Daniel Boone, George Washington and others.
  • Enjoy Tea, Lunch and History with the Kentucky Historical Society
    Friday, September 17, 2004
    A monthly event, Tea Time Tours,  features a light lunch and a specialty tea.  A program follows the light lunch that could include a speaker, theatre performance, guided tours and more.  Program varies from month to month.
  • Last Chance to See Kentucky Depression-era Quilts Exhibit
    Thursday, August 19, 2004
    Featuring almost 30 handcrafted quilts, this exhibit chronicles the Great Depression and its impact on Kentucky families.
  • Lecture Program Shares Fascinating History of Old Frankfort Cemetery
    Wednesday, July 14, 2004
    On Sunday, July 18, at 2 p.m., you can learn more about the recent discoveries from the Old Frankfort Cemetery found during the ground excavation for the new Department of Transportation building located on Mero Street in historic downtown Frankfort.
  • Kentucky Historical Society Announces New, Expanded Hours and Admissions
    Wednesday, July 14, 2004
    The Kentucky Historical Society announces expanded hours and admissions for their museums--Old State Capitol, Kentucky Military History Museum and Kentucky History Center. 
  • KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY RECEIVES SAVE AMERICA’S TREASURES  GRANT
    Monday, May 17, 2004
    A $74,000 matching grant through Save America's Treasures will be used to conserve nine significant paintings located in the Old State Capitol to include Daniel Boone, George Washington and others.
  • HISTORIC HIGHWAY MARKER DEDICATIONS IN MAY
    Wednesday, May 12, 2004
    A listing of historic highway marker dedications taking place throughout the Commonwealth.
  • AMERICAN HISTORY TEACHER NOMINATIONS NEEDED
    Tuesday, April 27, 2004
    The Kentucky Historical Society announces the national Preserve America History Teacher of the Year Award program to honor outstanding teachers of American history across the country.
  • WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MAY AT THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
    Tuesday, April 27, 2004
    A listing of May events and activities for children and adults.