Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society Receives $1,050,000 Grant for Civil War Sesquicentennial
FRANKFORT, KY (Aug. 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.
KHS will use the funds to create programming and projects around the theme “Discovering Together: Kentucky’s Civil War Landscapes.” The commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial – the 150th anniversary -- will take place 2011 to 2015.
“These funds will allow KHS to participate with Kentuckians in exploring a variety of Civil War related topics,” said Kent Whitworth, executive director of KHS. “In these tight economic times, this grant makes it possible for us to help citizens reflect on and learn more about an event that still affects our commonwealth today.”
More information on Kentucky’s Civil War Sesquicentennial plans will be posted on the KHS Web site at www.history.ky.gov as details become available.