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July 2015
Free

Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Lineage Society Night!

July 9 @ 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Join us for a special Thursday Night Genealogy Live Event! On July 9th, we will be hosting a Lineage Society Night with representatives from various lineage societies on hand to help with your application research. Do you qualify for DAR, SAR, or the Mayflower Society? Unsure about the process and eligibility requirements? Plan a research visit between 4:00pm and 7:30pm for hands-on advice and presentations by Historians/Registrars from local and national lineage societies. From 4:00-7:30 we will have these experts…

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Family Fun Saturday: Summer Pastimes

July 11 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Make a fan, play old fashioned games, squeeze some lemonade, and sample other historical summer pastimes.

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$25

Food for Thought: George Rogers Clark as portrayed by Mel Hankla

July 15 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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George Rogers Clark came to Kentucky as a surveyor but it was as a military leader during the Revolutionary War that he made his mark. Mel Hankla portrays this Revolutionary War hero and Louisville founder in a realistic and dramatic way to educate and entertain at the same time.  Reservations required by July 10. $25 for KHS members and $30 for all other patrons. Contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414 or julia.curry@ky.gov to make reservations.

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Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: African American Research

July 16 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Join us each Thursday evening in the Library Reading Room during regular season hours for a full hour of genealogy instruction. These genealogy sessions will take place each Thursday night from 6:30-7:30PM, beginning March 12th and running until December 10th. All it takes is an hour to hone your research skills, get started on the basics, preserve your documents, get organized, become more familiar with genealogy software or share your genealogy success stories! Sessions are free and registration is NOT…

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Family Fun Saturday: Biscuits, Butter, and Blackberry Jam

July 18 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Discover a tasty Kentucky Tradition by making biscuits and butter from scratch.

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Free

Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!: Case Study Night

July 23 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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For Case Study Night, we are going to review a published article in detail. As we review, we will take a closer look at the resources used, the challenges encountered, and how the author reached a conclusion. For tonight’s Case Study, we will be using Researching Nineteenth-Century African American Women by Pamela Lyons Brinegar, CG – published in the National Genealogical Society Magazine (NGS Magazine), July-Sept. 2012 (Vol. 38, No. 3) If you would like to read the article ahead of…

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Family Fun Saturday: Biscuits, Butter, and Blackberry Jam

July 25 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Discover a tasty Kentucky Tradition by making biscuits and butter from scratch.

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August 2015
Free

Genealogy Tea and Sympathy

August 29 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

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. Registration required: KHSrefdesk@ky.gov or 502-564-1792, ext. 4460

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October 2015
$ Varies

Kentucky Historical Society: KY History Half Marathon

October 3
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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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

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Free

Genealogy Tea and Sympathy

October 31 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

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. Registration required: KHSrefdesk@ky.gov or 502-564-1792, ext. 4460

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