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Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

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100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

June 2019

Beyond the Exhibit

June 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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$25 / $20

Experience the thrill of connecting with the artifacts and documents that tell Kentucky’s story—just as we do. Go with us for an hour-long tour into our storage areas to see, touch* and hear about the items we love most.

* We will provide you with curator gloves so you can handle some of them.

Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.

Admission includes all of the Kentucky History Center and Museums: $25; KHS Members: $20.

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Martin Himler: Immigrant; Kentuckian; American

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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$35 / $30

Food for Thought: Immigrant families have shaped Kentucky from its earliest days. Martin Himler, a Hungarian immigrant who embraced life in Eastern Kentucky, founded successful businesses and served his adopted country with distinction in the OSS during World War II.

Copies of Himler’s “The Making of an American: the Autobiography of a Hungarian Immigrant, Appalachian Entrepreneur, and OSS Officer,” will be available for purchase. Royalties from book sales will support the restoration of Himler’s Martin County home as a possible U.S. National Landmark.

Speakers: Cathy Corbin is an editor and co-coordinator of the Himler Project. She edited and annotated Himler’s autobiography. Dr. Doug Cantrell is a professor of history at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. He wrote an introduction for the book.

Cost: $35; KHS members $30.

Reservations and prepayment are required by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 21. To make a reservation call 502-782-8118. No refunds for reservations canceled after that time.

Menu: Buffet lunch and dessert included. Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Red Skin Potatoes. Southern Style Green Beans, Salad, Rolls. Beverages choices include Iced Tea, Water, & Coffee. Dessert is Pound Cake with Fresh Berries.

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Genealogy Tea & Sympathy

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who understands and knows what it’s like to have an ancestor who eludes you, questions about the right source to use next, what genealogy terms like “proof standard” mean or how to involve the next generation in family history.

Join us for a group discussion every fifth Saturday of the month and bring your questions or challenges. Even if we can’t offer a solution, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-782-8080 or by e-mailing [email protected]

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Beyond the Exhibit

June 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
+ Google Map
$25 / $20

Experience the thrill of connecting with the artifacts and documents that tell Kentucky’s story—just as we do. Go with us for an hour-long tour into our storage areas to see, touch* and hear about the items we love most.

* We will provide you with curator gloves so you can handle some of them.

Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.

Admission includes all of the Kentucky History Center and Museums: $25; KHS Members: $20.

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July 2019

Sir Barton And The Making Of The Triple Crown

July 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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$8 / $5

The Kentucky thoroughbred Sir Barton was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes – now known as the Triple Crown – in 1919, inspiring the yearly pursuit of racing glory that continues to fascinate us. For nearly a century, however, achievements by Man o’ War and other great horses of the era overshadowed those of Sir Barton.

Author Jennifer Kelly will share Sir Barton’s story. Copies of “Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown” will be available for purchase and signing.

Cost: $8; KHS members $5. Price includes dessert and coffee from KHS and museum admission―so feel free to explore our exhibits the rest of the day!

Bring Your Lunch: Pay at the front desk on event day.

Pre-order a Boxed Lunch: Cost is $10 in addition to admission. Lunch orders and payment required by 5 p.m., June 28. No refunds for lunch orders canceled after that time. To order call 502-782-8118 or email [email protected]

Boxed lunch options:

Smoked Turkey and Pepper Jack cheese. Served on a ciabatta roll with Roma tomatoes and green leaf lettuce, with a side of creamy chipotle sauce. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie and soft drink or bottled water.

Southern Egg Salad (vegetarian). Served on European wheatberry bread with Provolone cheese, red onions and green leaf lettuce. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie and soft drink or bottled water.

*Gluten free bread and desserts are available for all boxed lunch options. Please let us know when you order if you need a gluten-free boxed lunch.

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Beyond the Exhibit

July 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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$25 / $20

Experience the thrill of connecting with the artifacts and documents that tell Kentucky’s story—just as we do. Go with us for an hour-long tour into our storage areas to see, touch* and hear about the items we love most.

* We will provide you with curator gloves so you can handle some of them.

Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.

Admission includes all of the Kentucky History Center and Museums: $25; KHS Members: $20.

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Beyond the Exhibit

July 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
+ Google Map
$25 / $20

Experience the thrill of connecting with the artifacts and documents that tell Kentucky’s story—just as we do. Go with us for an hour-long tour into our storage areas to see, touch* and hear about the items we love most.

* We will provide you with curator gloves so you can handle some of them.

Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.

Admission includes all of the Kentucky History Center and Museums: $25; KHS Members: $20.

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Beginner’s Book Binding Art

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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$10 / $15

Lifelong Learning: Artisans once made books by hand, stamping pages one by one on a printing press and stitching them together before encasing them in a uniquely fitted cover.

We will explore bookbinding by looking through our library stacks. You then will create your own unique journals that put a modern twist on traditional hardcover Coptic stitch books.

For ages 18+, but people ages 13-17 are welcome with an adult.

Cost: $15 per participant. $10 for KHS members.

Price includes museum admission so come early to explore our exhibits. Prepayment and registration required no later than three days before the class and space is limited. Call 502-782-8118 to register and pay. Workshops begin by checking in at the front desk.

Subject to cancellation based on the number registered.

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Beyond the Exhibit

July 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
+ Google Map
$25 / $20

Experience the thrill of connecting with the artifacts and documents that tell Kentucky’s story—just as we do. Go with us for an hour-long tour into our storage areas to see, touch* and hear about the items we love most.

* We will provide you with curator gloves so you can handle some of them.

Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.

Admission includes all of the Kentucky History Center and Museums: $25; KHS Members: $20.

Find out more »

Beyond the Exhibit

July 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
+ Google Map
$25 / $20

Experience the thrill of connecting with the artifacts and documents that tell Kentucky’s story—just as we do. Go with us for an hour-long tour into our storage areas to see, touch* and hear about the items we love most.

* We will provide you with curator gloves so you can handle some of them.

Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.

Admission includes all of the Kentucky History Center and Museums: $25; KHS Members: $20.

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August 2019

The Burr Conspiracy

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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$8 / $5

First Friday Speaker Series: Aaron Burr traveled west in 1805, a year after his infamous duel with Alexander Hamilton, sparking widespread rumors about his intentions. Was Burr plotting treason? Were Kentuckians in league with him?

Dr. Carol Ely, executive director of Historic Locust Grove in Louisville, will tell us more about Burr’s life and his Kentucky connections.

Cost: $8; KHS members $5. Price includes dessert and coffee from KHS and museum admission―so feel free to explore our exhibits the rest of the day!

Bring Your Lunch: Pay at the front desk on event day.

Pre-order a Boxed Lunch: Cost is $10 in addition to admission. Lunch orders and payment required by 5 p.m., July 26. No refunds for lunch orders canceled after that time. To order call 502-782-8118.

Boxed lunch options:

3 Peas Chicken Salad served on a butter croissant with green leaf lettuce and Roma tomatoes. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie and soft drink or bottled water.

Kentucky Caprese (vegetarian) (fresh Buffalo Mozzarella and Italian basil, heirloom tomatoes, and sliced avocado). Served on white rosemary schiacciatta with a side of balsamic vinaigrette. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie and soft drink or bottled water.

*Gluten free bread and desserts are available for all boxed lunch options. Please let us know when you order if a gluten-free boxed lunch is needed.

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Beyond the Exhibit

August 3 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
+ Google Map
$25 / $20

Experience the thrill of connecting with the artifacts and documents that tell Kentucky’s story—just as we do. Go with us for an hour-long tour into our storage areas to see, touch* and hear about the items we love most.

* We will provide you with curator gloves so you can handle some of them.

Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.

Admission includes all of the Kentucky History Center and Museums: $25; KHS Members: $20.

Find out more »

Beyond the Exhibit

August 10 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
+ Google Map
$25 / $20

Experience the thrill of connecting with the artifacts and documents that tell Kentucky’s story—just as we do. Go with us for an hour-long tour into our storage areas to see, touch* and hear about the items we love most.

* We will provide you with curator gloves so you can handle some of them.

Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.

Admission includes all of the Kentucky History Center and Museums: $25; KHS Members: $20.

Find out more »

Beyond the Exhibit

August 17 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
+ Google Map
$25 / $20

Experience the thrill of connecting with the artifacts and documents that tell Kentucky’s story—just as we do. Go with us for an hour-long tour into our storage areas to see, touch* and hear about the items we love most.

* We will provide you with curator gloves so you can handle some of them.

Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.

Admission includes all of the Kentucky History Center and Museums: $25; KHS Members: $20.

Find out more »

Beyond the Exhibit

August 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
+ Google Map
$25 / $20

Experience the thrill of connecting with the artifacts and documents that tell Kentucky’s story—just as we do. Go with us for an hour-long tour into our storage areas to see, touch* and hear about the items we love most.

* We will provide you with curator gloves so you can handle some of them.

Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.

Admission includes all of the Kentucky History Center and Museums: $25; KHS Members: $20.

Find out more »

Genealogy Tea & Sympathy

August 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who understands and knows what it’s like to have an ancestor who eludes you, questions about the right source to use next, what genealogy terms like “proof standard” mean or how to involve the next generation in family history.

Join us for a group discussion every fifth Saturday of the month and bring your questions or challenges. Even if we can’t offer a solution, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-782-8080 or by e-mailing [email protected]

Find out more »

Beyond the Exhibit

August 31 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
+ Google Map
$25 / $20

Experience the thrill of connecting with the artifacts and documents that tell Kentucky’s story—just as we do. Go with us for an hour-long tour into our storage areas to see, touch* and hear about the items we love most.

* We will provide you with curator gloves so you can handle some of them.

Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.

Admission includes all of the Kentucky History Center and Museums: $25; KHS Members: $20.

Find out more »

September 2019

Kentucky’s Final Duel

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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$8 / $5

First Friday Speaker Series: In the wake of the Civil War, a former Union soldier and a former Confederate soldier faced off in a duel with pistols, near the Scott-Fayette County line. Their encounter was likely the last formal duel fought in the Commonwealth.Stuart Sanders KHS history advocate, will tell the story of their longstanding conflict and its violent resolution.Cost: $8; KHS members $5. Price includes dessert and coffee from KHS and museum admission―so feel free to explore our exhibits the rest of the day!Bring Your Lunch: Pay at the front desk on event day.Pre-order a Boxed Lunch: Cost is $10 in addition to admission. Lunch orders and payment required by 5 p.m., July 30. No refunds for lunch orders canceled after that time. To order call 502-782-8118.Boxed lunch options:Cheddar BLT. Served on soft Italian bread. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie, and soft drink or bottled water.3 Peas Greek (vegetarian) (baby spinach, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red onions, English cucumber, Roma tomatoes and a splash of balsamic vinaigrette). Served on ciabatta. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie, and soft drink or bottled water.*Gluten free bread and desserts are available for all boxed lunch options. Please let us know when you order if you need a gluten-free boxed lunch.

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The People Behind Plessy V. Ferguson

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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$35 / $30

Food for Thought: The 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson protected segregation through the concept “separate but equal” and set in motions reverberations we still feel.

In “SEPARATE: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation,” our speaker, Steve Luxenberg, wrote about the case “through the eyes of the people caught up in .”

Kentucky’s own Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan, a former slave owner who became a civil rights champion, is among that fascinating cast of characters.

Copies of “SEPARATE” will be available for purchase and signing.

Luxenberg is an associate editor at the Washington Post where he oversees an award-winning team of investigative reporters.

Cost: $35; KHS members $30.

Menu: Buffet lunch and dessert are included.

Reservations and prepayment are required by 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30. To make a reservation call 502-782-8118. No refunds for reservations canceled after Aug. 30.

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Beyond the Exhibit

September 7 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
+ Google Map
$25 / $20

Experience the thrill of connecting with the artifacts and documents that tell Kentucky’s story—just as we do. Go with us for an hour-long tour into our storage areas to see, touch* and hear about the items we love most.

* We will provide you with curator gloves so you can handle some of them.

Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.

Admission includes all of the Kentucky History Center and Museums: $25; KHS Members: $20.

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October 2019

Getting Started with Genealogy

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Make 2019 the year you begin your genealogy journey! Connecting to our ancestors is an amazing experience – and while the research can feel daunting, this workshop will get you started on a firm foundation.

We will cover the basics such as:
•Research strategies
•Online resources
•Offline resources (libraries/archives)
•Family interviews/artifacts
•Family tree software
•Using fundamental records (census, vital statistics, marriage, probate)
•Organization/storage and sharing with family
•Further educational resources to guide you on your way!

This workshop is $8 for KHS members OR $10 + $8 general admission for non-members. Seating is limited – pre-registration is required. Please pre-register by calling 502-782-8118.

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October 2028

Bourbonanza

October 21, 2028 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Frankfort, KY 40601

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