By Amy Wallot firstname.lastname@example.org Buntings hung from the gymnasium stage and tables as 3rd, 4th and 5th-grade students filled the room. They listened as local historians and politicians gave their thoughts on the war and its importance in the area’s history. And they listened to a reading of Gen. Lee’s Order No. 9, his farewell address. It was all part [...]
Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg is hosting a traveling exhibit on General John Hunt Morgan, a Confederate general and cavalry officer in the Civil War best known for Morgan’s Raid. The exhibit, which will be at the park through July, includes informational panels and personal artifacts and centers around an actual door from the cell block he was [...]
The application deadline for the Kentucky Historical Society’s (KHS) 2015 Summer Teacher Workshop, “Torn Within, Threatened Without: Kentucky and the Border States in the Civil War,” has been extended. The workshop, which will be offered June 21-27 in Frankfort, is being held in cooperation with historic sites and museums in Kentucky that will be visited during the week. Sessions on and [...]
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 [...]
It’s funny how we often overlook the offerings of our own town. I have lived and worked in Frankfort for over 10 years. My job as a photographer takes me to all sorts of interesting places. But somehow, in all of that time and all of those photo assignments, I had yet to visit the Old State Capitol.
Civil War lessons are timely as 150th anniversary is commemorated in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has received a $178,000 Landmarks of American History and Culture grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The funds will be used by KHS to host two weeklong teacher workshops called “Torn Within, Threatened Without: Kentucky and the Border States in Civil War America,” in the summer of 2013. These workshops will enable [...]
The exhibition “Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy” explores how the Civil War changed Kentucky forever. It opens June 2 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. The exhibit was designed with students in mind. It includes a number of interactive features, including elements created to work with smartphones, touch-screen stations that allow visitors to [...]
The Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 18-28, has a great way for teachers and students to kick off the 2011-12 school year. The Education Program is spotlighting a new thematic exhibition – United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Kentucky and the Civil War +150. The start of the national Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War is in 2011. Kentucky’s Civil War [...]