• Family Fun Saturday

    Family Fun Saturday

    1-4 p.m., Kentucky Historical Society, Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway. For kids ages 5-10. Come anytime between 1 and 4 p.m.

    Free admission does not include Kentucky Historical Society exhibits.
    Info: 502-564-1792


    • Dec. 20 & 27
      Celebrate the Season, 19th Century Style!
      Experience the joy of the holiday season and traditions of the 19th century by playing games, exploring the contents of Christmas stockings and creating holiday pomanders.
    • Jan. 3, 10 & 17 – Let it Snow!
      Children love to play in snow. Now they can bring the snow inside—and you don’t have to mop! Join us to make your own snow and snow globe.
    • Jan. 24 & 31 – Sniffles and Sneezes
      Learn how our ancestors treated their cold and flu symptoms with mustard, vinegar, lemons, and more and make your own old-fashioned remedies.
    • Feb. 7 & 14 – Romancing Kentucky
      Be inspired by Victorian Valentine cards in the KHS collections and make your own Victorian greeting card.
    • Feb. 21 & 28 – We’ve Got the Beat!
      Create your own musical instrument as you listen to the sounds of African American jazz musicians from Kentucky’s past.
    • March 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Quilting Kentucky
      Explore quilting traditions used by Kentucky women and make your own cardboard loom.
  • Food for Thought

    FFT Join us monthly March through December for lunch (starting at noon) and a talk. $20 for KHS members; $25 for other patrons. Reservations to: Julia Curry, 502-564-1792, ext. 4414, or



  • Genealogy Tea & Sympathy

    genealogy tea & sympathy

    2 p.m.-4 p.m. Kentucky Historical Society, Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway.

    Free. Registration required: or 502-564-1792, ext. 4460

    Have an ancestor who eludes you? Confused about which source to use next? Bring any genealogy issue, hot topic or question and the group will try to help you. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy! All research levels welcome.

    • May 30, Aug. 29 and Oct. 31
  • Historical Marker Dedications

      No dedications are scheduled.
  • HistoryMobile on the Road*

    No public visits are scheduled.
    *Non-public visits are not listed.
  • Piecing Together History

    Join others to share your knowledge with KHS and help us identify people and places in photographic and image collections. Unless otherwise noted, Piecing Together History is at the Thomas D. Clark Center for History. For information: KHS Reference Desk, 502-564-1792, ext. 4460, or

    • No sessions are scheduled at this time.
  • Second Saturday Genealogy

    Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway.
    Co-sponsored with the Kentucky Genealogical Society.
    Free. Walk-ins are welcome, but advanced registration is recommended:502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or

    • Jan. 10
      Kentucky Land Records with Kandie Adkinson

      10:30-11:30 a.m. Fundamentals of the Kentucky Land Patenting Process
      Learn about the types of warrants for the different patent series. Part of this session also will cover website access through the Secretary of State’s office.

      11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Questions, Challenges and Successes
      This hour will be devoted to a deeper understanding of the challenges involved with using land records in your research. Attendees are invited to bring their questions for discussion. Adkinson also will outline some of the successful uses of land records that she has encountered.

      Adkinson’s 35 years of public service have been dedicated to Kentucky Land Patents. For 6.5 years she worked at the Kentucky Historical Society in the Records Preservation Lab. She has been associated with the Secretary of State’s Land Office since 1984. In 2011 the Kentucky Historical Society presented Adkinson with the Anne Walker Fitzgerald Award for her articles regarding tax list research published in “Kentucky Ancestors.”

    • Feb. 14
      Topic to be announced


  • Special Events

    Kentucky Historical Society
    KY History Half Marathon
    Oct. 3
    The KY History Half is the Commonwealth’s first half marathon that celebrates Kentucky’s history. This charitable event also offers a fun way to support the educational programming and services of the Kentucky Historical Society in its mission to educate and engage the public through Kentucky history in order to confront the challenges of the future.
    Race information

  • Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!


    6:30-7:30 p.m., Kentucky Historical Society, Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway.
    Free. Info: or 502-564-1792, ext. 4460

    • Thursday Night Genealogy, Live! is on hiatus until March.