Kentucky Historical Society offers resources, continues work while closed


The Kentucky History Center and Museums have temporarily closed as part of Kentucky’s ongoing effort to ensure the health and wellness of the public as the state attempts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal are closed to the public until further notice.

While the campus is closed to onsite visitors, the Kentucky Historical Society’s (KHS) work in educating and engaging the public through Kentucky history will continue:

  • KHS has an array of online resources for those interested in Kentucky history, including teachers, students, researchers and history enthusiasts. Its website is a one-stop location for virtual field trips, videos, media links, activities, catalogs, research tools and more.
  • For teachers and students involved with National History Day in Kentucky, KHS is working to ensure that students’ work is recognized and judged. National History Day in Kentucky regional contests have been moved to a digital platform, and more information on that will be forthcoming. Email Jennifer Disponette for more information.
  • Library staff members are available to help with online research and reference requests Tuesdays through Saturdays. Email the KHS reference desk or call (502) 782-8080 for assistance.

KHS will conduct live virtual tours of its museum spaces via its Facebook page at 1 p.m. ET Tuesdays and Thursdays.