Kentucky Historical Society
Salute Traditions and Treasures During KHS Candlelight Tour Events
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.
KHS will kick-off its Candlelight Tour activities at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History at 5 p.m on Thursday, Nov. 12. Visitors will have the opportunity to view a new KHS exhibition, “Kentucky Military Treasures: Selections from the Kentucky Historical Society Collections.” The exhibition spans nearly 200 years of conflicts—from the War of 1812 to more recent engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq—and shares the personal stories of Kentuckians who fought and sometimes lost their lives in these battles.
Family activities will also be featured. Rally your troops and craft holiday sun catchers and make holiday cards for military personnel. Visit with 12 year-old Taylor Pace, who started a business in 2002 making homemade bears and selling them to benefit military families. Pace’s bears will be on sale at KHS on Thursday. View the Kentucky Military Treasures Tree, featuring ornaments made by schoolchildren and children of military personnel.
Live entertainment on Thursday includes performances by the Kentucky National Guard Brass Quartet: the Swing Canaries, a trio of female vocalists who sing the songs of groups such as the Andrews Sisters and the Girls of the Golden West; and the Franklin County High School Band, Attendees can also watch demonstrations by local artisans, tour “A Kentucky Journey,” the KHS permanent exhibition, view a large Lionel holiday train display and watch “Theatre of War: Unresolved Conflict of Vietnam,” a new KHS Museum Theatre piece.
KHS Candlelight Tour events continue through Saturday, Nov. 14 with the following schedule of events:
Friday, Nov. 13
5—9 p.m.: Holiday Sun catchers and card-making for military personnel
6 and 7 p.m..: Performances of “Look for My Picture” by KHS Museum Theatre
Ongoing 5-9 p.m. : “A Kentucky Journey,” the KHS permanent exhibition, “Kentucky Military Treasures: Selections from the Kentucky Historical Society Collections”, Large Lionel Train display
Saturday, Nov. 14
Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal:
10 a.m. 4 p.m.: First-floor tour of building
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
10 a.m.—2 p.m.: Lionel Train Display, Brown-Forman Room
1—4 p.m.: HistoryZone
1 and 3 p.m.: “Look for My Picture” by the KHS Museum Theatre team
All KHS evening Candlelight events, in addition to first-floor tours of the Kentucky Military History Museum, are free and open to the public. To find out more about KHS Candlelight Tour events, visit the KHS Candlelight Tour page.