Events

  • 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, separate from attending a KHS museum, which has paid admission.
    Info: 502-564-1792

     

    • Nov. 22 & 29, Dec. 6, 13, 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.
  • 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 julia.curry@ky.gov.

     

     

    • Dec. 10
      Fruit of the Vine: Kentucky Wine
      Reservations required by Dec. 5.
      From 0 to 60 in 24 years: Cynthia Bohn, owner of Equus Run Vineyards in Midway, pioneered the rebirth of the Kentucky wine industry, which has seen the state go from no wineries in 1990 to around 60 today. Bohn chaired the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council in the early 1990s and started a new agri-tourism industry with Equus Run vineyard and winery in 1998. She will talk about the growing industry.
  • 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: KHSrefdesk@ky.gov 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.

    • Nov. 29
    • And in 2015: Jan. 31, May 30, Aug. 29 and Oct. 31
  • Historical Marker Dedications

    • Dec. 2
      Myrtle Weldon / Family & Consumer Sciences Extension in Kentucky
      3:30 p.m. EST, 1451 University Drive (near the ES Good Barn), University of Kentucky, Lexington.
  • 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 KHSrefdesk@ky.gov.

    • Nov. 29, 10 a.m.-noon
      Bourbon Industry
      KHS will pull out some of the most puzzling (to us at least) of the images we have featuring the distilling process for this session. We need the public’s help in improving the descriptive information we have about the photographs. We don’t necessarily know what we are looking at, but we bet a lot of you do and we hope you’ll share that knowledge with us and the others who attend.
  • 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 KHSrefdesk@ky.gov. You also may reserve a $7 box lunch (payable at the door).

    • Dec. 13
      Online Publishing: Get Your Genealogy Out There
      You have put in a lot of research and hard work to gather hundreds (thousands?) of family names, dates, places, stories, photos and more. Share the wealth – and maybe connect with some cousins in the process – through online publishing, whether you opt for:
    • a simple message board post
    • uploading files at various online tree websites
    • a blog or
    • your own full-blown personal genealogy website

    You don’t have to be a tech guru or a professional writer. Learn how online publishing could help you knock out some of those bricks in your walls. (Both the 10:30 and 12:30 session will cover this broad topic.)

    About the presenter: Linda McCauley is a local Kentucky researcher from the Mt. Vernon area who has been documenting her family tree since 2001. As a way to share her progress, she has blogged about the results since 2009 at Documenting the Details. Linda is the vice president of the Kentucky Genealogical Society, Technology Committee chair, Program Committee chair, and teaches the KGS Tech sessions held after Second Saturday workshops.Linda is the Marketing Committee chair for the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ 2015 Conference in Salt Lake City, and recently was appointed to the FGS Board of Directors.

  • Special Events

  • Thursday Night Genealogy, Live!

    TNGL

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

    • Nov. 20
      Getting Started with Genealogy
    • Dec. 4
      Researching Newspapers
    • Dec. 11
      Researching Occupations