Fun educational activities for adults and children are planned for each weekend in February at the Kentucky Historical Society’s downtown Frankfort museums.
Bluegrass Bookmarks, Sunday, February 6, , KentuckyMilitaryHistoryMuseum
Join decorated World War II veteran, Philip Ardery, as he shares his pilot experiences, including his participation as air cover for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Book signing:Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II.Refreshments will be served. Free. Contact Joanie DiMartino, (502) 564-1792,ext. 4467.
Steamboat ‘Round the Bend (1935), Sunday, February 20, , KentuckyHistoryCenter
Raise anchor and set off on the Mississippi River as the grand age of the steamboat is revisited in this movie featuring Paducah native Irvin S. Cobb! Based loosely on the book of the same title by Kentuckian Ben Lucian Burman, this comedy-melodrama stars Will Rogers as a steamboat captain who finds his nephew accused of murder! KentuckyStateUniversity film scholar Steven Gale and KHS curator Micheal Hudson to lead brief discussion after film. Running time: 80 minutes. Popcorn provided! Free. Contact Joanie DiMartino, (502) 564-1792,ext. 4467.
Putting It All Together- Research, African American History, and Genealogy
February 24-26, Kentucky State University, Frankfort
A three-day symposium cosponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky State University, the Kentucky African American Heritage Commission, and the Kentucky Genealogical Society. The session on genealogy will be held at the KentuckyHistoryCenter, Saturday, February 26, and will be led by John Logan, a native Kentuckian, now serving as president of the Philadelphia African American Heritage Society. For more information, contact Dr. Anne Butler, 502-597-6315 or email@example.com.
For Children and Families
Super Saturday! Saturday, February 12, Kentucky History Center
Kids! Have a Super Saturday with your families at the KentuckyHistoryCenter. Voyage through the history of Kentucky river life. Craft your own riverboats and fishing tackle. Try creative bridge building, funky fish printing, river music ruckus, fishy foods, and more. Hear the Ohio River Minstrels at
“Funky Fish Printing”, Saturdays, , KentuckyHistoryCenter
Learn about Kentucky fish in the past and present, and make your own fish prints. Explore the relationship between Kentuckians and the waters that flow among us in our latest exhibit A River Runs Through Us: The Rivers of Kentucky.
Children’s activities arefree. For children ages 5-10 and their families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of 10 or more must register in advance. For more information, contact Flint Collins, (502) 564-1792,ext. 4461.
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, KentuckyMilitaryHistoryMuseum and its five-year-old headquarters, the KentuckyHistoryCenter. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar HistoryCenter has welcomed almost one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web at http://history.ky.gov or call (502) 564-1792.