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May 2015
Free

Thursday Night Genealogy Live: Researching Cemeteries

May 7 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Researching Cemeteries Info: khsrefdesk@ky.gov or 502-564-1792, ext. 4460

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Free

Family Fun Saturday: Handcrafted Toys

May 9 @ 1:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Come play! From yarn dolls to limber jacks, experience and make some of the handmade toys that kept Kentucky kids entertained in centuries past.

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Free

Second Saturday Genealogy: Kentucky Digital Repository Day

May 9 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

For two hours, KHS staff will treat everyone to a state digital repository tour. State, regional, and local areas of Kentucky have their own free digital resources, but use and navigation can be unique to each one. Learn how to mine these resources like a boss! These are some of the topics we will cover: Advanced Searching Techniques | New Collections/Databases | Lexington Herald-Leader Collection | University Collections | KH Collections | Public Libraries | Historical Societies | Kentucky Digital…

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Free

Historical Marker Dedication

May 9 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Florence Crittenton Home,
519 W 4th St Lexington, Lexington , KY 40508 United States

Dedications of new historical markers are public events. KHS and local groups unveil these new markers.

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Free

Thursday Night Genealogy Live: Using Ancestry.com

May 14 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Using Ancestry.com Info: khsrefdesk@ky.gov or 502-564-1792, ext. 4460

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Free

HistoryMobile on the Road* Callaway County Public Library

May 16 @ 9:00 AM - May 17 @ 5:00 PM
Callaway County Public Library,
710 Main St, Murray, KY 42071 United States

Callaway County Public Library More about the HistoryMobile here.   Schedule subject to change without notice. *Non-public visits are not listed.

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Free

Family Fun Saturday: Handcrafted Toys

May 16 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Come play! From yarn dolls to limber jacks, experience and make some of the handmade toys that kept Kentucky kids entertained in centuries past.

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$25

Food for Thought: The Pie Seller, The Drunk, and The Lady: Heroes of the 1833 Cholera Epidemic in Lexington, Kentucky

May 20 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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During the 19th century, cholera raged through the United States several times, and Kentucky had very high fatality rates. In 1833, 500 people in Lexington died from cholera in just a few weeks. Terry Foody, RN and MSN, will discuss three unlikely heroes who stepped up to help during this critical time in the city’s history. Reservations required to: Julia Curry, 502-564-1792, ext. 4414, or julia.curry@ky.gov, no later than the Friday preceding the event. $25 for KHS members; $30 for…

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Free

Thursday Night Genealogy Live: Using FamilySearch.org

May 21 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Using FamilySearch.org Info: khsrefdesk@ky.gov or 502-564-1792, ext. 4460

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Free

Family Fun Saturday: Fantastic Fans

May 23 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Cool off with a Victorian-style fan and learn to “speak” the language of the fan.

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Free

Thursday Night Genealogy Live: Using the new Heritage Quest

May 28 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Using the new Heritage Quest Info: khsrefdesk@ky.gov or 502-564-1792, ext. 4460

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Free

HistoryMobile on the Road* Cave Hill Cemetery

May 30 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cave Hill Cemetery,
701 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204 United States
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Cave Hill Cemetery More about the HistoryMobile here. Schedule subject to change without notice. *Non-public visits are not listed.

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Free

Family Fun Saturday: Fantastic Fans

May 30 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Cool off with a Victorian-style fan and learn to “speak” the language of the fan.

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Free

Genealogy Tea and Sympathy

May 30 @ 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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Free

Historical Marker Dedication

May 30 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Trace Branch United Methodist Church,
47 Trace Branch Road, Heidrick , KY 40949 United States

Dedications of new historical markers are public events. KHS and local groups will unveil these new markers.

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June 2015
$15

Professional Development Workshop: Collections Connections

June 2 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A workshop for librarians and other special collections professionals. Get more details, session information and a link for the registration form here (opens as PDF). Includes boxed lunch. Educators can find information about summer PD opportunities in Educator’s Resources.

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$ Varies

Boone Day

June 5 - June 6
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

June 5, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. – Ben Sollee in concert Cellist Sollee will perform and grant a special interview with Tom Eblen, Lexington Herald-Leader columnist. Tickets: $25 members | $35 everyone else June 6, Noon – 2 p.m. – *Luncheon/discussion featuring Wes Cowan and Bob Edwards Cowan, of PBS’s “History Detectives” and “Antiques Roadshow,” and popular radio personality Edwards, formerly of NPR and now host of The Bob Edwards Show on SiriusXM, will discuss “The Power of History in Our Daily Lives.”…

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Free

HistoryMobile on the Road*

June 6
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Boone Day at KHS More about the HistoryMobile here.   Schedule subject to change without notice. *Non-public visits are not listed.

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Free

Family Fun Saturday: The Branches of My Family Tree

June 6 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Discover your family’s history by creating a family tree, sharing your family’s traditions, and charting your ancestors’ journey to Kentucky.

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Free

HistoryMobile on the Road*

June 11 - June 13
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art,
901 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301 United States

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art More about the HistoryMobile here.   Schedule subject to change without notice. *Non-public visits are not listed.

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Free

Family Fun Saturday: The Branches of My Family Tree

June 13 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Discover your family’s history by creating a family tree, sharing your family’s traditions, and charting your ancestors’ journey to Kentucky.

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HistoryMobile on the Road*

June 18
Gallatin County Public Library,
209 W Market St, Warsaw, KY 41095 United States

Gallatin County Public Library More about the HistoryMobile here.   Schedule subject to change without notice. *Non-public visits are not listed.

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Free

HistoryMobile on the Road*

June 20
Kentucky Railway Museum,
136 S Main St, New Haven, KY 40051 United States

Kentucky Railway Museum, New Haven More about the HistoryMobile here.   Schedule subject to change without notice. *Non-public visits are not listed.

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Free

Family Fun Saturday: Amazing Alfombras

June 20 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Make a miniature sawdust carpet like those fashioned by central Kentucky’s Guatemalan community for Holy Week.

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Free

HistoryMobile on the Road*

June 24
Garrard County Public Library,
101 Lexington Rd, Lancaster, KY 40444 United States

Garrard County Public Library More about the HistoryMobile here.   Schedule subject to change without notice. *Non-public visits are not listed.

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Free

Family Fun Saturday: River Adventures

June 27 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Rivers have played important roles in Kentucky history. We’ll make paper replicas of pioneer and Native American boats.

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Free

HistoryMobile on the Road*

June 30
Unnamed Venue,
180 East Main St. , Inez, KY 41224 United States

Martin County Public Library More about the HistoryMobile here.   Schedule subject to change without notice. *Non-public visits are not listed.

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July 2015
Free

HistoryMobile on the Road*

July 6
Grant County Public Library,
201 Barnes Rd, Williamstown, KY 41097 United States

Martin County Public Library More about the HistoryMobile here.   Schedule subject to change without notice. *Non-public visits are not listed.

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Free

Family Fun Saturday: Summer Past Times

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 past times.

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Free

HistoryMobile on the Road*

July 11 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elizabethtown 2nd Saturday,
Elizabethtown, 42701

Elizabethtown 2nd Saturday More about the HistoryMobile here.   Schedule subject to change without notice. *Non-public visits are not listed.

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