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April 2016
Free

Genealogy Tea & Sympathy

April 30 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Join our Library staff on every fifth Saturday of the month for tea time and good old-fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor who is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy! All…

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$5

Lexington Philharmonic “PB&J Children’s Concert Series”: Music Takes Flight!

April 30 @ 2:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Join us for a Saturday afternoon of music, learning and of course, PB&J sandwiches! A half-hour concert is followed by a half-hour for play and discovery in the Instrument Petting Zoo.  2:00 pm concert and PB&J sandwiches / 2:30 pm instrument petting zoo Tickets here.

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May 2016
Free

Governor’s Derby Celebration

May 7 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Old State Capitol Building,
300 W. Broadway
Frankfort , KY 40601 United States
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Join the Kentucky Historical Society for Derby hat-making and stick horses races (weather permitting) on the Old State Capitol lawn. The Old State Capitol will be open for tours. Free.

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Second Saturday Genealogy

May 14 @ 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Morning Session: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. An Introduction to Scottish Genealogy Research via the Internet –Topics include finding aids, major databases and lesser-known databases. Lunch Break: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Lunch not provided. Brown bag encouraged. Afternoon Session: 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Using ScotlandsPeople – ScotlandsPeople is a must-use website for anyone doing Scottish research. McLaren will provide an in-depth description on how to use this website and its contents. He will show examples of how to do searches and the records that…

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$25

Food for Thought | The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth

May 18 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Major battles and large troop movements make up much of Civil War history, yet not all of the war’s engagements were fought in a conventional manner by regular forces. Guerrilla combat, often called the “war within the war,” was widespread. Essays in “The Civil War Guerrilla” discuss the people, their motivations and the contexts in which they waged guerrilla combat.  The book’s co-editor, Matthew C. Hulbert, an assistant editor at the Kentucky Historical Society, will present. Reservations required by May 13. $25 for KHS…

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Family Fun Saturday: Rollin’ on the River

May 21 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St.
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Come aboard and join us for an exciting day of family fun as we voyage through the history of Kentucky’s river life.  Family activities will include crafting your own riverboats and fishing tackle, creative bridge building, funky fish printing, and more. Starting in March, Family Fun Saturday will move to “A Kentucky Journey” for monthly programming that will give parents and their children a chance to journey through Kentucky history together – and enhance their children’s experience with a hands-on…

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