The annual Kentucky History Education Conference for K-12 teachers will be held at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort on July 12.

This year’s topic is Turning Points in History.

Among others, presenters will include: Eric Jackson and Burke Miller from Northern Kentucky University; David Hamilton from the University of Kentucky; and Scott New as Daniel Boone.

Accomplished women’s and Civil War historian Caroline Janney, of Purdue University, will offer this year’s keynote speech. Concurrent sessions on primary source activities, classroom applications and instructional strategies also will be offered.

The cost of the conference, which includes lunch, refreshments and teacher materials, is $50 or $45 for Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Association of Teachers of History and Kentucky Council for Social Studies members. A special rate of $35 is available for pre-service teachers.

In addition, there will be a field study bus tour the following day, July 13, to historic sites associated with African American emancipation in Kentucky. This professional development day will include stops at White Hall (home of emancipationist Cassius Marcellus Clay), Berea (with lunch at Boone Tavern) and Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park. The cost for the field study bus tour is $80 if registered before June 1 or $100 after June 1. Space is limited.

A registration form can be downloaded at:

For more information, contact Tim Talbott at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4428.