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Katherine Jackson French: Kentucky’s Forgotten Ballad Collector

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As we prepare to sing My Old Kentucky Home on Derby Day, join us via Zoom* to learn more about a different type of Kentucky music: traditional Appalachian ballads. Professor Elizabeth DiSavino will share the life and work of Kentuckian Katherine Jackson French, who spent her career researching traditional Appalachian music, igniting a resurgence of interest that continues today. French’s collection of Kentucky ballads challenged Appalachian stereotypes, elevating the status of women, and revealing complex local dialects and ethnic roots. This should have been her crowning scholarly achievement, but the collection was never published – until now. Appearing for the first time in DiSavino’s book, French’s collection of ballads could help to re-shape conceptions of Appalachia. Come and join the conversation!
The registration deadline is 10 am on the day of the event. Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or call 502-782-8070.

Silo Ridge Makers Market 3rd Birthday Bash

Silo Ridge Makers Market

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

It's our 3rd birthday! Time sure flies when you're having fun! Celebrate with us on Saturday, May 8th from 11-3 with arts and crafts demonstrations, custom self-defense keychains, and a special gift card giveaway.
Lampworking by Crowe's Nest Creations
Custom self-defense keychains by Deep Breath Defense
Amigurumi crochet by Crtvty Creations
Weaving by Lunadendron
This event is family-friendly! Masks are required in-store and our artists will be socially distanced for a safe and fun experience. Thanks for supporting our local, Kentucky artists for three amazing years!

Bourbon & History Walking Tour

Frankfort Tourist Commission

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. for a 45-60 minute guided walking tour in historic downtown Frankfort. Historian Russ Kennedy portrays Col. Taylor, the father of the modern bourbon industry and will be your guide. You will be entertained and informed as you learn about Frankfort’s rich and spirited bourbon history! The tour is 1 mile in length and begins promptly at 1pm in front of the Frankfort Visitor Center, 300 St. Clair, Suite 102.

Masks required. Please maintain 6ft. from participants not from your household.

Suitable for ages 16 and above.

Per Person ticket price is $10 plus $1 processing fee.  Total price per person is $11.

Tickets for scheduled tours are available for purchase until 24 hours before the scheduled date and time.

Cancellation Policy

The walking tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Every effort will be made to notify ticket holders in advance. In the case of a cancellation due to weather conditions, a refund of the tour price, minus processing fees will be made to the purchaser.

Purchased tickets may be refunded if cancelled 24 hours or more before the tour date and time. Refunds, minus processing fees, will be credited to the card number used for the purchase. Cancellations after the 24 hour cut off will not be refunded.

Bourbon History & Walking Tour

Frankfort Tourist Commission

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

oin Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. for a 45-60 minute guided walking tour in historic downtown Frankfort. Historian Russ Kennedy portrays Col. Taylor, the father of the modern bourbon industry and will be your guide. You will be entertained and informed as you learn about Frankfort’s rich and spirited bourbon history! The tour is 1 mile in length and begins promptly at 1pm in front of the Frankfort Visitor Center, 300 St. Clair, Suite 102.

Masks required. Please maintain 6ft. from participants not from your household.

Suitable for ages 16 and above.

Tickets for scheduled tours are available for purchase until 24 hours before the scheduled date and time.

Cancellation Policy

The walking tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Every effort will be made to notify ticket holders in advance. In the case of a cancellation due to weather conditions, a refund of the tour price, minus processing fees will be made to the purchaser.

Purchased tickets may be refunded if cancelled 24 hours or more before the tour date and time. Refunds, minus processing fees, will be credited to the card number used for the purchase. Cancellations after the 24 hour cut off will not be refunded.

10,000 Maniacs

The Grand Theatre

May 13 @ 7:30 pm

A perfect jingly/jangly sound with gorgeous vocals and violins has given Maniacs Alternative Rock Fame.

Frankfort Public Art Tour: River View Park

River View Park

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

All ages welcome; Children accompanied by adult
Join JSP Artist in Residence Riley Fichter for a 1-hour guided walking tour of the Arts2O sculpture  exhibit and Kentucky River Children’s Mural at River View Park! Learn more about the artworks, the artists, and their installation. The tour will begin at 1pm sharp at Ward Oates Amphitheatre at River View Park in Frankfort, KY.
Masks required. Please maintain 6ft. from participants not from your household.

Bourbon & History Walking Tour

Frankfort Tourist Commission

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. for a 45-60 minute guided walking tour in historic downtown Frankfort. Historian Russ Kennedy portrays Col. Taylor, the father of the modern bourbon industry and will be your guide.  You will be entertained and informed as you learn about Frankfort’s rich and spirited bourbon history! The tour is 1 mile in length and begins promptly at 1pm in front of the  Frankfort Visitor Center, 300 St. Clair, Suite 102.

Masks required. Please maintain 6ft. from participants not from your household.

Suitable for ages 16 and above.

Per Person ticket price is $10 plus $1 processing fee.  Total price per person is $11.

Tickets for scheduled tours are available for purchase until 24 hours before the scheduled date and time.

Cancellation Policy

The walking tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Every effort will be made to notify ticket holders in advance. In the case of a cancellation due to weather conditions, a refund of the tour price, minus processing fees will be made to the purchaser.

Purchased tickets may be refunded if cancelled 24 hours or more before the tour date and time. Refunds, minus processing fees, will be credited to the card number used for the purchase. Cancellations after the 24 hour cut off will not be refunded.

Bourbon & History Walking Tour

Frankfort Tourist Commission

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. for a 45-60 minute guided walking tour in historic downtown Frankfort. Historian Russ Kennedy portrays Col. Taylor, the father of the modern bourbon industry and will be your guide.  You will be entertained and informed as you learn about Frankfort’s rich and spirited bourbon history! The tour is 1 mile in length and begins promptly at 1pm in front of the  Frankfort Visitor Center, 300 St. Clair, Suite 102.

Masks required. Please maintain 6ft. from participants not from your household.

Suitable for ages 16 and above.

Per Person ticket price is $10 plus $1 processing fee.  Total price per person is $11.

Tickets for scheduled tours are available for purchase until 24 hours before the scheduled date and time.

Cancellation Policy

The walking tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Every effort will be made to notify ticket holders in advance. In the case of a cancellation due to weather conditions, a refund of the tour price, minus processing fees will be made to the purchaser.

Purchased tickets may be refunded if cancelled 24 hours or more before the tour date and time. Refunds, minus processing fees, will be credited to the card number used for the purchase. Cancellations after the 24 hour cut off will not be refunded.

Bourbon & History Walking Tour

Frankfort Tourist Commission

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. for a 45-60 minute guided walking tour in historic downtown Frankfort. Historian Russ Kennedy portrays Col. Taylor, the father of the modern bourbon industry and will be your guide.  You will be entertained and informed as you learn about Frankfort’s rich and spirited bourbon history! The tour is 1 mile in length and begins promptly at 1pm in front of the  Frankfort Visitor Center, 300 St. Clair, Suite 102.

Masks required. Please maintain 6ft. from participants not from your household.

Suitable for ages 16 and above.

Per Person ticket price is $10 plus $1 processing fee.  Total price per person is $11.

Tickets for scheduled tours are available for purchase until 24 hours before the scheduled date and time.

Cancellation Policy

The walking tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Every effort will be made to notify ticket holders in advance. In the case of a cancellation due to weather conditions, a refund of the tour price, minus processing fees will be made to the purchaser.

Purchased tickets may be refunded if cancelled 24 hours or more before the tour date and time. Refunds, minus processing fees, will be credited to the card number used for the purchase. Cancellations after the 24 hour cut off will not be refunded.

Bourbon History & Walking Tour

Frankfort Tourist Commission

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. for a 45-60 minute guided walking tour in historic downtown Frankfort. Historian Russ Kennedy portrays Col. Taylor, the father of the modern bourbon industry and will be your guide.  You will be entertained and informed as you learn about Frankfort’s rich and spirited bourbon history! The tour is 1 mile in length and begins promptly at 1pm in front of the  Frankfort Visitor Center, 300 St. Clair, Suite 102.

Masks required. Please maintain 6ft. from participants not from your household.

Suitable for ages 16 and above.

Per Person ticket price is $10 plus $1 processing fee.  Total price per person is $11.

Tickets for scheduled tours are available for purchase until 24 hours before the scheduled date and time.

Cancellation Policy

The walking tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Every effort will be made to notify ticket holders in advance. In the case of a cancellation due to weather conditions, a refund of the tour price, minus processing fees will be made to the purchaser.

Purchased tickets may be refunded if cancelled 24 hours or more before the tour date and time. Refunds, minus processing fees, will be credited to the card number used for the purchase. Cancellations after the 24 hour cut off will not be refunded.

Frankfort Public Art

Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Commission
300 Saint Clair St., Suite 102
Frankfort, KY 40601

800-960-7200
502-875-8687