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June 2016

Boone Day Family Fun

June 4 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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KHS and KET bring you a fun-filled day of entertainment and learning activities designed just for kids and families. Take a photo with Jet, the popular new character from KET’s “Ready Jet Go!” animated children’s show. There will be more fun and games including history art carts, museum exhibits and investigation stations. Celebrate Boone Day and be sure to check out the new exhibit of a Kentucky-designed and -made orrery that schools from New York to Kentucky used to teach astronomy in the 1800s. KHS…

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$30 - $40

Boone Day Lunch & Gallery Tour

June 4 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Learn how space exploration and Kentucky’s history are intertwined at this year’s 224th Boone Day festivities. Celebrate Kentucky’s birthday and be one of the first to see the new exhibit featuring one of just three remaining Thomas Barlow orreries.  Enjoy traditional Kentucky fare as Barlow expert Jamie Day shares how the orrery (a 19th century teaching model of the universe) reflects Kentucky’s robust history of contributions to exploration and discovery. Dr. Day is a professor at Transylvania University who blends…

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Second Saturday Genealogy

June 11 @ 10:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History,
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY United States
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10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Nancy Richey, a librarian at Western Kentucky University responsible for collection development for the Kentucky Library for Genealogy and Local History, will discuss in two sessions the resources that aid in answering the questions: How and where do I begin? What type of records do I find? Where do I find them? She will cover both Union and Confederate soldiers. Morning session: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Lunch break: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (brown bag lunches encouraged). Afternoon session:…

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Food for Thought: Maggie Delaney, The Story of an Indentured Servant

June 15 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History,
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY United States
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Maggie Delaney, her husband and children, came to the American colonies in search of a better life. Maggie, an indentured servant, instead found sorrow and hardship as a “white slave.” The character is fictional, but Maggie’s story is a composite of real stories. Carol Jarboe portrays Maggie, highlighting the difficult and heroic journey that many of our ancestors took for a better life in the 17th and 18th centuries. Open Seating. KHS Members: $25. Other Patrons: $30. Reservations required by…

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Family Fun Saturday: Exploration Kentucky

June 18 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History,
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY United States
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Blast off into the unknown to explore Kentucky’s place in space. Activities will include making a pinwheel galaxy and a model solar system. Adults: $4 | Youth (6-18): $2 | Veterans: $3 Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

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