Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Junior Historians Convene in Frankfort
Frankfort, KY - More than 600 student historians are headed to Frankfort for the forty-fifth annual Kentucky Junior Historical Society convention. Students from every corner of the commonwealth in grades K-12 have prepared projects in categories including historical exhibit, genealogical research, photography, performance, and art. Other competitions, including the fast-paced Kentucky History Bowl, a quick-recall academic competition focusing on Kentucky history, will be held during the convention Thursday through Saturday, March 22-24, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and the Frankfort Convention Center.
“These students are learning an appreciation for our state’s history,” says Kent Whitworth, executive director of the Kentucky Historical Society. “By researching a topic important to them, they are finding connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future.”
Friday night’s keynote speaker will be Dave Shuffett, host of KET’s Kentucky Life. A native of Greensburg, Shuffett has hosted Kentucky Life since 1999. In 2005, he was nominated for a regional Emmy Award for his role as host of the award- winning special edition "Kentucky's Last Great Places."
Other convention activities will include hands-on activities and museum theatre presentations at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History; tours of Liberty Hall Historic Site, the Old State Capitol, and the Kentucky Military History Museum; tours of the Historymobile; and an architectural scavenger hunt in downtown Frankfort.
For more information about the KJHS Convention or how to become a member of the Kentucky Junior Historical Society, contact Rebecca Hanly at 502.564.1792, ext. 4475; Carrie Dowdy, 502.564.1792, ext. 4402; or visit our Web site.
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.