The Kentucky Historical Society HistoryMobile is now being scheduled for spring visits at schools. The full-size trailer contains the interactive exhibit, “Torn Within and Threatened Without: Kentuckians in the Civil War Era.”

The exhibit uses touch-screen activities, bold illustrations, authentic artifacts, personal recollections and other components to allow students to meet eight Kentuckians who faced difficult choices during the Civil War era, learn what they did and put themselves in their shoes. The entire experience is designed to improve student learning and critical thinking skills, and student activities are tied to Kentucky core English/language arts standards.

The exhibit is geared to 4th-, 5th- and 8th-grade students studying Kentucky and U.S. history but is appropriate for grades 4-12.

Visits are typically scheduled several months in advance. For more information, go here. To schedule a visit, contact HistoryMobile coordinator Kate Sowada at or (502) 564-1792, ext. 4458.