The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has shifted to its winter operating schedule.

From Dec. 15, 2103, to March 7, 2014, the KHS history campus – Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal – will be open to groups of 10 or more with an advance registration.

The sites are closed to walk-in visitors during winter operations, except on Jan. 11 and Feb.8.

Groups can call (502) 564-1792, ext. 4424 for advance reservations (seven days in advance is preferred).

Focusing on group visits during the winter – when walk-in traffic is typically lower – allows KHS staff to concentrate its efforts on processing the society’s 500,000 museum and special collections.

All other KHS services will be available throughout the winter season, including:

  • Second Saturday genealogy workshops, in partnership with the Kentucky Genealogical Society, on Jan. 11 and Feb. 8. The entire      KHS history campus will be open to walk-in visitors these days.
  • outreach programming including the KHS HistoryMobile, Kentucky Junior Historical Society/National History Day program, oral      history technical services, KHS Museums-to-Go exhibits, historical markers and work with local history organizations.
  • reference services through the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library by e-mail at and telephone at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4460.
  • facility rentals

The KHS history campus will resume its regular public operating schedule on March 8, 2014. Those hours are Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more about KHS and its programs at