Kentucky Historical Society
“Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” HistoryMobile, CBS Sunday Morning to visit Frankfort, Danville
Frankfort, KY (January 7, 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.
Mo Rocca, a popular contributor for CBS Sunday Morning, will join the HistoryMobile in Frankfort on Wednesday, January 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will follow the traveling exhibit to Constitution Square in Danville on Thursday, January 15. The HistoryMobile will be in Constitution Square from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m on Thursday. The CBS crew will gather footage for Sunday Morning’s tribute to Lincoln and the Bicentennial commemorative period.
In addition to his work for Sunday Morning, Rocca, a writer and political satirist with a particular reverence for Abraham Lincoln, is a regular panelist on National Public Radio’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, appears on The Tonight Show on NBC, and was a regular contributor to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has also provided celebrity commentary on VH1’s Best Week Ever series, as well as the I Love The… shows, which include I Love the ‘80s and other decades.
The Kentucky Historical Society's HistoryMobile is a mobile museum featuring exhibits on Kentucky history. The 300-square-foot exhibit, housed in a 45- foot tractor-trailer, explores Lincoln's frontier childhood, his career from log house to the White House, and his struggles to end slavery and lead the nation through the Civil War. The HistoryMobile will visit communities and school campuses throughout the state during the next two years as part of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial.
Since 1973, this program has presented a wide variety of exhibits on Kentucky history to at least one million Kentuckians, half of whom have been students.
For more information on these visits, contact Laura Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 564-1792 ext.4419.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and its headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar Center has welcomed more than one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.