Kentucky Historical Society
KHS Programs, Collections Celebrate Women’s History
Frankfort, KY - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Kentucky Historical Society offers events, programs, and collections that spotlight women and their role in the history of Kentucky throughout March.
Girl Scout Programs
The Kentucky Historical Society is a friend to the Girl Scouts! KHS can offer a variety of badge workshops that can benefit your Girl Scout troop with an emphasis on women’s history badges. Badge workshops available include:
- Her Story for Brownie Girl Scouts
- Women’s Stories for Junior Girl Scouts
- Women Through Time for Girl Scouts 11-17
For more information on programs offered for Girl Scouts, contact Annette Parde, 502.564.1792, ext. 4461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, March 10 and 17, KHS Museum Theatre will feature a performance of Diary of the Depression: A Day with Mary Ruth Dawson. This theatre program features diaries from the KHS collection which were used to stage this visit to a family farm during the Depression years. The performances are at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. and free with museum admission. For more information, contact Greg Hardison, 502.564.1792, ext. 4454 or email@example.com.
KHS Collection Spotlights Kentuckian Nena Shelton, World War I Veteran and Army Nurse Corps Leader for Women’s History Month
World War I veteran and Kentuckian, Captain Nena Shelton was assistant superintendent of the Army Nurse Corps from 1935 through 1939. General John J. Pershing presented her with the Distinguished Service Medal, honoring her service during World War I. She is one of only twenty-seven nurses to receive this distinction. Documents and objects related to Nena Shelton’s military career were given to the Kentucky Historical Society in late 2006 by Mrs. Lucy Chapman of Frankfort.
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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.