Kentucky Historical Society
Governor Fletcher's Portrait To Be Added To KHS's Collection
Frankfort, KY - Governor Ernie Fletcher's official portrait will be unveiled and added to the Kentucky Historical Society's Toyota Kentucky Hall of Governors exhibition on Monday, December 3, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
The event will begin at 5 p.m. with refreshments and is open to the public. The program begins at 5:30 p.m.
The Toyota Kentucky Hall of Governors, one of the main attractions at the Kentucky Historical Society, is a permanent exhibition with official portraits of all the Kentuckians who have held the highest elective office of the commonwealth, beginning with Isaac Shelby in 1792.
Governor Fletcher's will be the 56th portrait to hang in the Hall of Governors. It was painted by John Michael Carter, an acclaimed portrait artist in Louisville. Another Carter portrait - that of former governor John Y. Brown Jr. - is also in the collection.
The Kentucky Historical Society adds each governor's portrait to the collection at the end of the governor's term.
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 our Web site.