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Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

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100 W Broadway St
Frankfort,KY40601United States

August 2019

Genealogy Tea & Sympathy

August 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort,KY40601United 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

August 31 @ 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,KY40601United 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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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,KY40601United 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,KY40601United 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,KY40601United 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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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,KY40601United 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,KY40601United States
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300 Saint Clair St., Suite 102
Frankfort, KY 40601

800-960-7200
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