Kentucky Historical Society
KHS Boone Day Reservation Deadline May 25
Frankfort, KY (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.
This year’s Boone Day celebration will include a summer picnic on the grounds of the Old State Capitol, complete with a brunch featuring Kentucky Proud products; a wine tasting including several Kentucky wines; and the opening of Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures with a presentation by Guest Curator and Art Historian Estill Curtis Pennington.
The morning will begin with music by Crossgate Players Woodwind Quintet, followed by brunch on the Old State Capitol grounds. After brunch, Pennington will give a presentation on pieces from the KHS collections featured in Great Revivals, the Society’s newest exhibition. Pennington will sign his book, Kentucky: The Master Painters from the Frontier Era to the Great Depression, at the end of the day.
Boone Day also includes two Museum Theatre performances of Tomb of Love and Honor: The Murder of Solomon Sharpe. The play unravels the mystery behind the 1826 murder of Kentucky Attorney General Solomon Sharp by Jereboam Beauchamp.
Great Revivals, which opens on Boone Day, presents significant pieces from the KHS collections that have been preserved and are Kentucky treasures. The exhibition highlights five stylistic periods from 1800 to 1920, and illustrates the changing tastes of Kentuckians during the Federal, Greek Revival, Rococo Revival, Gothic Revival and Aesthetic eras.
Boone Day, a long-standing KHS tradition that commemorates Daniel Boone’s first glimpse at the land that would become Kentucky, provides KHS the opportunity to show appreciation to its members. Tickets to Boone Day are $12 each per membership and must be reserved by Monday, May 25.
To find out more about this event, including purchasing tickets or memberships, contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792 ext. 4490, or email her at Julia.Curry@ky.gov.
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.