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Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

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100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

February 2019

Food For Thought: Embattled Freedom

February 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
$30 / $35

Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor, University of Kentucky, will discuss her new book, “Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps.” Taylor brings fresh insight to the narrative of emancipation as she reveals the everyday experiences of the thousands of enslaved people who sought freedom within Union Army-supervised slave refugee camps, such as Camp Nelson, Kentucky.
No walk-ins, please. Reservations and prepayment required by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Call 502-782-8118. Cancellations after this time will not be refunded.

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Getting Started with Genealogy

February 16, 2019 @ 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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$8 / $10

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.

Pre-registration is required. Call 502-782-8118.

$8 for KHS members. Others: $10 + $8 general admission.

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April 2019

Sins as Thick as Mice: The Vices of Henry Clay

April 5, 2019 @ 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

Henry Clay was a respected statesman, but people criticized him for drinking, gambling, fighting in duels and his religious views.  Bring your lunch.  KHS will provide dessert and coffee.

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The Art of Silk Painting: Springtime in Kentucky

April 6, 2019 @ 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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$15 / $20

Let Kentucky's "Derby" traditions inspire you and hand paint a silk handkerchief.For beginners.

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History Cafe / Hillbilly, the Documentary

April 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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$8 / $5

“Hillbilly” challenges media stereotypes of Appalachia and our own ideas about poverty and rural identity in contemporary America. Co-director Ashley York will take part in our post-viewing conversation.Walk-ins are welcome.

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June 2019

Boone Day

June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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This year marks the 250th anniversary of Daniel Boone’s famous trek into Kentucky and the 227th anniversary of Kentucky statehood. Celebrate with us.

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Andrew Jackson: Hardened to Hickory

June 7, 2019 @ 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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Future U.S. president Andrew Jackson faced many challenges that made him tough as hickory. Gen. James Wilkinson, Frankfort’s founder, presented one of them.
5 p.m., May 31 deadline to order a boxed lunch (an additional price).

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Kentucky Potteries

June 15, 2019 @ 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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$35 / $30

Lifelong Learning: Since the late 19th century, Kentucky pottery companies like Waco, Bybee and Hadley have supported Kentucky families and gained national reputations for quality work. Learn about the history of such companies then conclude the day at Broadway Clay and try your hand at the craft that continues to support Kentucky families.

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

Cost: $35 per participant. $30 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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CSI: Who Shot Gov. William Goebel?

June 15, 2019 @ 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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$15

Family Workshop: Historians investigate the past, so put your skills to work and decide who shot William Goebel, a candidate for Kentucky governor, in 1900. You will visit the crime scene outside the Old State Capitol, examine the coat Goebel wore (now in our museum) and learn about the suspects in the case. Who shot Goebel…? You decide!

Cost: $15 per family, (includes an adult and two children). $5 for each additional participant. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost. Includes museum admission.

Activities are best for ages 5-12, but all ages are welcome.

Registration is required no later than three days before the class and space is limited. Call 502-782-8118 or email [email protected] Payment can be taken over the phone at time of registration.

Workshops begin at the front desk of the Kentucky History Center.

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Beyond the Exhibit

June 15, 2019 @ 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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Beyond the Exhibit

June 22, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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July 2019

Sir Barton And The Making Of The Triple Crown

July 5, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Beyond the Exhibit

July 13, 2019 @ 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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Beginner’s Book Binding Art

July 20, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Beyond the Exhibit

July 27, 2019 @ 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
+ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Beyond the Exhibit

August 10, 2019 @ 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
+ 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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Beyond the Exhibit

August 17, 2019 @ 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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Beyond the Exhibit

August 24, 2019 @ 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
+ 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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Genealogy Tea & Sympathy

August 31, 2019 @ 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

August 31, 2019 @ 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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September 2019

Kentucky’s Final Duel

September 6, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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October 2019

Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the American South

October 4, 2019 @ 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

In the decades after the Civil War, Breathitt County, Kentucky, was the scene of numerous instances of individual and mass violence. Join us as historian Bob Hutton discusses his 2013 book examining this turbulent period in the county’s history, and exploring the reasons this violence was characterized in popular media as a “feud.” As Hutton’s work reveals, the story of “Bloody Breathitt” remains highly relevant to discussions of violence in the present day. Come and join the conversation.

Cost: $8.00, KHS members $5.00. Payment will be taken the day of, at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Dessert and coffee will be served. Reservations not required unless ordering a boxed lunch. Price includes museum admission so feel free to explore our exhibits the rest of the day!

Participants are welcome to bring a lunch if desired, or may order a boxed lunch for an additional $10.00.

Boxed lunch orders and payment must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 27. Lunch orders canceled after 5 p.m. on Friday, September 27 will not be refunded. To order call 502-782-8118 or emailing [email protected]

Options:
•3 Peas Turkey Club, served on a butter croissant with sharp cheddar, baby Swiss, crisp bacon, green leaf lettuce, and Roma tomatoes. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie, and a soft drink or bottled water.
•3 Peas Classic Pimiento Cheese (vegetarian), served on a butter croissant with green leaf lettuce and Roma tomatoes. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie, and a soft drink or bottled water.

Gluten-free options available – please indicate when you order if a gluten-free lunch is needed.

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Screening of “The Last Gospel of the Pagan Babies”

October 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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$8 / $10

Join us for a screening and discussion of Jean Donohue’s award-winning 2017 documentary, The Last Gospel of the Pagan Babies. This film explores the rich history of Lexington’s queer community, which traces its roots back to the Civil War era. Using oral histories, photographs, and videos, Donohue reveals the existence of a thriving subculture that flourished decades before fairness ordinances and Pride festivals. Following the screening, stay for a moderated Q&A with Associate Producer Jonathan Coleman, and Bob Morgan, one of the film’s central figures. Come and join the conversation!

Please note: this film is recommended for ages 18+.

Reservations appreciated. Call 502-782-8118 or email [email protected] Walk-ins are welcome.

Cost: $8 for KHS members. $10 for others. Price includes light snacks and soft drinks.

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Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall

October 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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$15 / $20

Join us for a full day of Kentucky genealogy adventures:

Watch guest host Renee Shaw reveal the research findings surrounding Kentucky family history mysteries — and be a part of the live studio audience during reveal videotaping.
Connect with Kentucky genealogy and local history organizations in our Commonwealth Hall Heritage Expo*
Visit the Genealogy Makerspace: A vendor/exhibit area filled with hands-on learning stations that allow you to engage with representatives and staff and experiment with genealogy related tools.
Learn about genealogy tips and tricks at the Demo Stage

COST

Advance Ticket Prices: $10 members (each member can purchase one guest ticket at the same member price); $15 others. Call 502-782-8118.

At the Door: $15 members (each member can purchase one guest ticket at the same member price); $20 others.

DNA Lunch Chat

Join our library staff for lunch and a discussion about DNA. Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. Cost is $20, and we’ll provide a box lunch. There is a 40-person limit due to space. Reservations are required. Call 502-782-8118 to make yours.

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Getting Started with Genealogy

October 19, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women’s Activism in Modern America

November 6, 2019 @ 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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$30 / $35

As we look toward the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2020, come and learn more about a truly groundbreaking Kentucky woman. Sophonisba Breckinridge rose to international prominence as a social scientist and reform activist during the Progressive and New Deal eras. Her work informed women’s activism for decades and continues to influence policy debates today. Join us as Dr. Anya Jabour shares from her new biography of Breckenridge, due out in September 2019. Copies will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.

Lunch menu: Dijon grilled chicken with crispy country ham, green onions and chopped tomatoes, roasted red-skinned potatoes, country green beans, bread.
Dessert is caramel apple pie crumble. Beverages: Iced tea, Water, Lemonade, Coffee, Hot Tea

Cost: $30 for KHS members. $35 for others. Price includes museum admission. Pre-payment required.

Reservations and payment must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 1. Cancellations after this time will not be refunded. Please call 502-782-8118.

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Veterans Day at KHS

November 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is offering free admission for veterans and active-duty military to the Kentucky History Center and Museums in Frankfort for Veterans Day on Monday, November 11.

Join us to commemorate Veteran’s Day with special activities and tours at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and the Old State Capitol.
•Challenge yourself with a Scavenger Hunt in the Kentucky Military History Museum, a museum that gives guests a greater appreciation and understanding of the sacrifice Kentuckians have made for their country.
•11:00 a.m. tour the Old State Capitol. Delve into the politics of the tumultuous 19th-century by touring this National Historic Landmark that served as Kentucky’s capitol and was the setting for lively political debates as lawmakers grappled with such issues of the day as slavery and war.
•2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Beyond the Exhibit Tour. Experience the thrill of connecting with the artifacts and documents that tell stories of Kentucky’s veterans. Go with us for an hour-long tour into our storage areas to see and hear about items from the Civil War through the modern era.
•11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stories from our Heroes. Catch a glimpse of the challenges faced by military families through letters exchanged between those in military service and their loved ones back at home.
•Venerable Veterans (on-going). Letter writing station where you can send notes of appreciation and encouragement to veterans.

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Handcrafting Traditional Mountain Banjos

November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Calling all fans of traditional Appalachian music! Join us for this special 2-day workshop event with professional woodworker and sculptor J. Daniel Graham. Participants will go behind the scenes at KHS to see examples of traditional techniques used to create Appalachian musical instruments. Graham will then guide the class in assembling their own mountain banjos using a variety of Kentucky hardwoods. We’ll finish the workshop by playing our new banjos together in a group lesson, taught by Georgetown musician John Ryster. No woodworking experience is necessary and all materials will be provided! Price also includes snacks and soft drinks throughout the workshop, as well as a boxed lunch on Saturday (see options below). Come join the fun!

For ages 18+, but those ages 13-17 are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Date: Saturday, November 16, 9 am – 5 p.m. & Sunday, November 17, 1 – 5 p.m.

Instructor: J. Daniel Graham, Professor of Art, Georgetown College

Cost: $275 per participant; $255 for KHS members. Price includes museum admission, all materials, a boxed lunch and snacks. Registration and prepayment are required by October 31.

Boxed lunch options:
1.3 Peas Greek (vegetarian) served on ciabatta with baby spinach, feta, Kalamata olives, red onions, English cucumbers and Roma tomatoes with a splash of balsamic dressing. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie, and a soft drink or bottled water.
2.3 Peas Smoked Turkey and Cheddar, served on European wheatberry bread with Roma tomatoes and green leaf lettuce. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie, and a soft drink or bottled water.

Registration and prepayment are required by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31. Class will be limited to 12 participants. Call 502-782-8118 or email [email protected]

Workshops begin by checking in at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

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Holiday History Train

November 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until November 23, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Soak up some holiday-themed hometown history at the Kentucky Historical Society during Frankfort’s Candlelight Tradition on Thursday, November 21st from 5-9 p.m. Family-friendly activities include:
•Marvel at a KHS tradition: the Holiday History Train! This year’s interactive exhibit highlights the careers hidden within the magnificent 65-foot display. Trains run simultaneously, with up to 100 cars – including steam engines that smoke and whistle. FREE admission!
•Stroll through the Kentucky Historical Society’s signature exhibition, A Kentucky Journey, then create a Commonwealth-themed craft. FREE admission!
•Cast your vote in a Gingerbread House contest managed by the Capital City Activity Center and featuring dozens of entries made by Frankfort businesses and organizations.
•Take inspiration from the Gingerbread House display to make-and-take your own gingerbread ornament.
•Spread holiday happiness by designing a cheery card for local elders.
•Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with 20% off holiday decorations and 25% selected items in our Stewart Home School 1792 Store.

In addition to specials running at our gift shop, the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation will also be hosting a “pop up” Holiday Train Gift Shop. During the evening, “Ready To Run” Lionel O-Gauge Train sets will be available to purchase (thanks to Hobby Town, Lexington, KY) as well as a variety of model train layout DVDs from the popular TM Books and Videos label.

Sign up or renew a KHS individual or family membership ($40 or $80 annually), and receive one free Train Layout DVD of your choice! ($10 value, proceeds from all sales benefit the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation)

Our building and exhibits will also be open on Friday, November 22 from 5-9 p.m. with regular admission.

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Holiday History Train

November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until November 23, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Soak up some holiday-themed hometown history at the Kentucky Historical Society during Frankfort’s Candlelight Tradition on Thursday, November 21st from 5-9 p.m. Family-friendly activities include:
•Marvel at a KHS tradition: the Holiday History Train! This year’s interactive exhibit highlights the careers hidden within the magnificent 65-foot display. Trains run simultaneously, with up to 100 cars – including steam engines that smoke and whistle. FREE admission!
•Stroll through the Kentucky Historical Society’s signature exhibition, A Kentucky Journey, then create a Commonwealth-themed craft. FREE admission!
•Cast your vote in a Gingerbread House contest managed by the Capital City Activity Center and featuring dozens of entries made by Frankfort businesses and organizations.
•Take inspiration from the Gingerbread House display to make-and-take your own gingerbread ornament.
•Spread holiday happiness by designing a cheery card for local elders.
•Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with 20% off holiday decorations and 25% selected items in our Stewart Home School 1792 Store.

In addition to specials running at our gift shop, the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation will also be hosting a “pop up” Holiday Train Gift Shop. During the evening, “Ready To Run” Lionel O-Gauge Train sets will be available to purchase (thanks to Hobby Town, Lexington, KY) as well as a variety of model train layout DVDs from the popular TM Books and Videos label.

Sign up or renew a KHS individual or family membership ($40 or $80 annually), and receive one free Train Layout DVD of your choice! ($10 value, proceeds from all sales benefit the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation)

Our building and exhibits will also be open on Friday, November 22 from 5-9 p.m. with regular admission.

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Holiday History Train

November 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until November 23, 2019

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Soak up some holiday-themed hometown history at the Kentucky Historical Society during Frankfort’s Candlelight Tradition on Thursday, November 21st from 5-9 p.m. Family-friendly activities include:
•Marvel at a KHS tradition: the Holiday History Train! This year’s interactive exhibit highlights the careers hidden within the magnificent 65-foot display. Trains run simultaneously, with up to 100 cars – including steam engines that smoke and whistle. FREE admission!
•Stroll through the Kentucky Historical Society’s signature exhibition, A Kentucky Journey, then create a Commonwealth-themed craft. FREE admission!
•Cast your vote in a Gingerbread House contest managed by the Capital City Activity Center and featuring dozens of entries made by Frankfort businesses and organizations.
•Take inspiration from the Gingerbread House display to make-and-take your own gingerbread ornament.
•Spread holiday happiness by designing a cheery card for local elders.
•Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with 20% off holiday decorations and 25% selected items in our Stewart Home School 1792 Store.

In addition to specials running at our gift shop, the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation will also be hosting a “pop up” Holiday Train Gift Shop. During the evening, “Ready To Run” Lionel O-Gauge Train sets will be available to purchase (thanks to Hobby Town, Lexington, KY) as well as a variety of model train layout DVDs from the popular TM Books and Videos label.

Sign up or renew a KHS individual or family membership ($40 or $80 annually), and receive one free Train Layout DVD of your choice! ($10 value, proceeds from all sales benefit the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation)

Our building and exhibits will also be open on Friday, November 22 from 5-9 p.m. with regular admission.

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February 2020

Bourbon’s Backroads: A Journey Through Kentucky’s Distilling Landscape

February 7, 2020 @ 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

Join us as we discuss an essential topic in Kentucky history: bourbon! UK’s Dr. Karl Raitz blends geographical and historical research to explore the development of the bourbon industry and its relationship to the Kentucky landscape. Come and learn more about how our “native spirit” has shaped the Commonwealth! Copies of Dr. Raitz’s newly published book, Bourbon’s Backroads, will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.

Cost: $8.00. Free for KHS Members! Payment will be taken the day of at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Dessert and coffee will be served. Reservations not required unless ordering a boxed lunch.

Price includes museum admission so feel free to explore our exhibits the rest of the day!

Participants are welcome to bring a lunch if desired or may order a boxed lunch for an additional $10.00. Boxed lunch orders and payment must be received by Friday, Jan. 31. Lunch orders canceled after 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31 will not be refunded. To order call 502-782-8070 or emailing [email protected]

Boxed lunch options:
•Italian Turkey: served on rosemary schiacciata with Provolone cheese, Green Leaf lettuce, Roma tomatoes, and red onions with a side of Italian sandwich sauce. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie, and a soft drink or bottled water.
•Southern Egg Salad Scoop (vegetarian): a scoop of 3 Peas favorite Southern Egg Salad, served in a beefsteak tomato. Comes with Captain’s Wafers crackers, kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie, and a soft drink or bottled water.

Gluten-free options available – please indicate when you order if a gluten-free lunch is needed.

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March 2020

Elkhorn Creek and Paul Sawyier

March 6, 2020 @ 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

Join us for a discussion of the Kentucky landscape that inspired artist Paul Sawyier! Dr. Richard Taylor, former Poet Laureate of Kentucky, will explore the history of the Elkhorn Valley, including its impact on Sawyier and other notable residents. Stay after the presentation to view our newly installed exhibit of Sawyier paintings! Copies of Dr. Taylor’s book, Elkhorn: Evolution of a Kentucky Landscape will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.

Cost: $8.00. Free for KHS Members! Payment will be taken the day of at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Dessert and coffee will be served. Reservations not required unless ordering a boxed lunch.

Price includes museum admission so feel free to explore our exhibits the rest of the day!

Participants are welcome to bring a lunch if desired or may order a boxed lunch for an additional $10.00. Boxed lunch orders and payment must be received by Friday, Feb. 28. Lunch orders canceled after 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 will not be refunded. To order call 502-782-8070 or emailing [email protected]

Boxed lunch options:
•Cheddar BLT: served on soft Italian bread. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie, and a soft drink or bottled water.
•Greek Veggie: roasted red peppers, marinated artichoke hearts, crumbled Feta, English cucumbers, red onion, Roma tomatoes and Green Leaf lettuce in a tomato basil wrap with red pepper hummus. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie, and a soft drink or bottled water.

Gluten-free options available – please indicate when you order if a gluten-free lunch is needed.

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Beautiful Words: Hand-Lettering Basics

March 14, 2020 @ 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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$15 / $10

Join us for an afternoon exploring the beautiful penmanship of Kentuckians past! Participants will examine documents and artifacts in KHS collections to see how Kentuckians have used the written word to express themselves and create beautiful works of art. Then we’ll learn some basic techniques used in modern hand lettering styles. Finally, we’ll create our own works of art as we hand-letter quotations and poems by famous Kentuckians! Come join the fun! All materials will be provided, along with coffee or hot tea and cookies.

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

Instructor: Carol Easterly

For ages 18+, but those ages 13-17 are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Registration and prepayment are required no later than three days before the class and space is limited. Call 502-782-8070 or email [email protected]

Workshops begin by checking in at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

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April 2020

Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the 20th Century

April 3, 2020 @ 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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Gear up for the Derby with some horse racing history!  Come and hear the tale of Spectacular Bid, one of America’s greatest racehorses.  Author Peter Lee will recount Bid’s exploits on the track, along with stories of the people who surrounded the champion, including trainer Bud Delp and jockey Ron Franklin.  Join the conversation!  Copies of Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the 20th Century will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.

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May 2020

Kentucky Riverscape Painting Inspired by Paul Sawyier

May 23, 2020 @ 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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$35

Join us for an afternoon of watercolor painting inspired by Frankfort’s own Paul Sawyier. Participants will explore our current Paul Sawyier exhibit and go behind the scenes at KHS to view our extensive collection of his works. Then Canoe Kentucky will take us on a boat ride down the Kentucky River to Riverview Park, where teaching artist Sara Brown will guide us in using watercolor techniques to create our own riverscape paintings. Beginners welcome!

For ages 18+, but those ages 13-17 are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Instructor: Sara Brown

Cost: $35 per participant; $30 for KHS members; Price includes museum admission; Prepayment required.

Registration and prepayment are required no later than three days before the class and space is limited. Call 502-782-8070 or email [email protected]

Workshops begin by checking in at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

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Kentucky Riverscape Painting Inspired by Paul Sawyier

May 23, 2020 @ 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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$35 / $30

Join us for an afternoon of watercolor painting inspired by Frankfort’s own Paul Sawyier. Participants will explore our current Paul Sawyier exhibit and go behind the scenes at KHS to view our extensive collection of his works. Then Canoe Kentucky will take us on a boat ride down the Kentucky River to Riverview Park, where teaching artist Sara Brown will guide us in using watercolor techniques to create our own riverscape paintings. Beginners welcome!

For ages 18+, but those ages 13-17 are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Instructor: Sara Brown

Cost: $35 per participant; $30 for KHS members; Price includes museum admission; Prepayment required.

Registration and prepayment are required no later than three days before the class and space is limited. Call 502-782-8070 or email [email protected]

Workshops begin by checking in at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

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January 2021

Virtual Spring Break Camp – Dining Through the Decades

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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$5

Last summer, we cooked our way through traditional Kentucky foods. Join us again this spring for an all-new food-inspired camp, where we will eat and drink through 100 years of food trends! Design a glass and mix mocktails from the 20s, bake dessert and learn to pickle using ration recipes from the 40s, experiment with gelatin and fast prep foods of the 50s, cook an 80s-inspired food fusion lunch, and join in on today’s farm-to-fork trend by planting a garden.
Participants will need to provide all ingredients and cooking equipment (supply list sent on registration confirmation); all other activity supplies included. Please note, we will try to accommodate food allergies when possible. Adult supervision is required during cooking portions of this camp.
Tune in to our live Zoom sessions for an hour each morning with a KHS Educator, or complete your camp kit on your own.
Kit shipping and pickup options:
• Want your kit shipped to your home? For the March 29 – April 2 session, register by March 19. For the April 5 – 9 session, register by March 24. Additional shipping fees apply.
• Want to pick up your kit from the History Center at no extra charge? Register by March 26 for the March 29 – April 2 session and by March 31 for the April 5 – 9 session. Pick up during our business hours from 10 am to 5 pm Tues – Sat any time after March 26.
Registration: Register here. Please note, this is an interactive program and is best experienced from a device with video and audio capabilities. Questions? Email [email protected] Registration for our shipping option closes ten days before camp begins to ensure that participant
Location: Virtual – ZOOMs receive their materials on time. Registration for our pick-up option closes the Wednesday before camp begins.
Cost: $35/members, $40/non-members, plus an additional fee for shipping (if not picked up on-site). Become a member today!
Refunds on virtual camp kits can only be requested before the registration deadline. Refunds cannot be made on kits that are already shipped out or picked up by participants.

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February 2021

First Friday Speaker Series: Marriage on the Border: Love, Mutuality and Divorce in the Upper South During the Civil War

February 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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$5

As you make plans for Valentine’s Day – whether to celebrate or avoid it – join us via Zoom*  as we explore the romantic relationships of Kentuckians past!  Dr. Allison Fredette of Appalachian State University will share her research, revealing surprising new insights about love, marriage, and divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War era.  Come and join the virtual conversation!  The registration deadline is 10 am on the day of the event. Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or call 502-782-8070.

*TECHNOLOGY: This virtual event will take place via Zoom, an online meeting platform. For optimal experience, guests should connect using a device with a screen, a speaker, and a keyboard. (A web-enabled camera is also nice, but not necessary.)  To accommodate guests who may not have access to this technology, a phone number will be provided at registration, so they may dial into the event, and listen to the presentation from any landline or mobile phone. Need help using Zoom?  You can also contact us at [email protected] or call 502-782-8070 with any questions.

Cost: Free for KHS members; $5 for non-members.

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Kentucky History Virtual Trivia Night! Kentucky Love Affairs and Scandals

February 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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$5

Valentine’s Day may be over, but our love for Kentucky history never ends!  Join us via Zoom* to test your knowledge of romantic entanglements, hot affairs, and scandalous liaisons gossiped about throughout the Commonwealth.  Players will be grouped into teams to keep things fun!**   Come on your own, gather some friends (virtually!), or enjoy a date night in with your significant other.  Must register by 4 pm EST on February 18th and you will receive information on how to connect.  Spring 2021 Adult Programs (kentucky.gov)   Questions? Send an email to [email protected]

*To participate via Zoom, players must log in from a device with a working microphone and speakers in order to communicate with other players. Also having video access is ideal, but not required.

**Established trivia teams of up to 5 players are welcome to participate.

Cost:  Free for KHS members.  Non-members $5 per team of up to 5 players.

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Virtual Family Game Night: Kentucky Animals & Nature Trivia

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway St
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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$5

Are you ready for the ultimate Kentucky History family game night? Gather the family around the Zoom screen and join us for a virtual game designed to be fun for ages 5 to 105! This month, test out your knowledge and compete for fun prizes in our trivia contest all about Kentucky plants, animals, parks, and natural wonders. Families do not need to tune in from the same location—just let us know who you want on your team and we will group you together!
Please register here by 2 pm ET on February 23 and you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom login information. Please note, this is an interactive program and is best experienced from a device with video and audio capabilities. Questions? Email [email protected]
Ages: Families (great for families with kids ages 5-14!)
Location: Virtual – ZOOM

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March 2021

First Friday Speaker Series: Race, Gender & Incarceration in Gilded Age Kentucky with Dr. Charlene J. Fletcher

March 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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$5

Fannie Keys Harvey and Lila B. White, two Black women from 19th century Lexington, Kentucky, were both jailed at the Frankfort Penitentiary. Their crime? Daring to fight back against abusive family members. Join us via Zoom as Dr. Charlene J. Fletcher shares her research exploring the experiences of confined and incarcerated Black women in Kentucky, from Reconstruction to the Progressive Era. Dr. Fletcher “explore(s) how these women both defied and defined confinement through their incarceration, interactions with the public, social and political entities of the period, as well as how they challenged ideas of race and femininity.” Come and join the conversation! Please register here, and you will receive information on how to connect. The registration deadline is 10 am on the day of the event. Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or call 502-782-8070.
Dr. Charlene J. Fletcher completed her Ph.D. in History at Indiana University. She is currently serving as Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Research Associate in Slavery and Justice at Brown University. Learn more about her work at https://charlenejfletcher.com/.
*TECHNOLOGY: This virtual event will take place via Zoom, an online meeting platform. For optimal experience, guests should connect using a device with a screen, a speaker, and a keyboard. (A web-enabled camera is also nice, but not necessary.) To accommodate guests who may not have access to this technology, a phone number will be provided at registration, so they may dial into the event, and listen to the presentation from any landline or mobile phone. Need help using Zoom? Check out this short video. You can also contact us at [email protected] or call 502-782-8070 with any questions.
Cost: Free for KHS members; $5 for non-members.

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300 Saint Clair St., Suite 102
Frankfort, KY 40601

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