Kentucky Historical Society
“Moments In Legislative History” Provide Historical Look Back
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Remember when the Kentucky public education system was created? How about the Kentucky State Fair? The Kentucky Historical Society remembers and is offering legislators and the public a quick look back through Moments in Legislative History. A new vignette is presented each day during the legislative session, along with an illustration from the collections of the Kentucky Historical Society.
“The actions taken by the Kentucky General Assembly provide insight into how the commonwealth’s fate was shaped,” says Kent Whitworth, executive director of Kentucky Historical Society. “From the everyday and routine, to the extraordinary and exciting, Moments in Legislative History provide a connection to the past that gives us perspective on the present and inspiration for the future.”
These interesting snippets from our past are available at the Kentucky Historical Society Web site, www.history.ky.gov, and the Kentucky Legislature Web site, www.lrc.ky.gov.
An agency of the Kentucky Commerce 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.