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May 2015
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*

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 Storyteller/composer/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…

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Free

HistoryMobile on the Road*

June 6 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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 June 11 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 12 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 13 | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. More about the HistoryMobile here.   Schedule subject to change without notice. *Non-public visits are not listed.

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Free

Second Saturday Genealogy: RootsTech Family History Fair

June 13 @ 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Did you miss the annual RootsTech Conference in February this year? Don’t fret. Join KHS and KGS for videotaped sessions from that event. Three video sessions each hour give you the option to choose which one you want to see. Session Options 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ·         30 Pieces of Tech I Can’t Live Without. Speaker: D. Josh Taylor ·         You’ve Mastered the Census and Basic Search, What Next? Speaker: Karen Auman ·         The Write Stuff, Leaving a Recorded Legacy. Speaker: Valerie Elkins 11:30 a.m.-11:45…

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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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$25

Food For Thought: Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia

June 17 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Kentucky Historical Society,
100 W. Broadway St., Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Half-runner, greasy and cut-short—your grandmother would recognize these heirloom bean seeds and would have saved them from one season to plant in the next. Bill Best, author of “Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste,” learned the art of seed saving from his mother and others like her in the mountains. He is at the forefront of helping preserve fruits and vegetables that otherwise would be lost.   Reservations required by June 12. $25 for KHS members and $30 for other patrons. Contact Julia…

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HistoryMobile on the Road*

June 18 @ 1:15 PM - 7:15 PM
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 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 23 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Corbin Public Library,
215 Roy Kidd Ave, Corbin, KY 40701 United States

Corbin 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 24 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Martin County Area Technology Center,
7900 Hwy 645, Inez, 41224

Martin County Area Technology Center 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 1 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Lawrence County Public Library,
120 W Main St,, Louisa, KY 41230 United States

Lawrence 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*

July 6 @ 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Grant County Public Library,
201 Barnes Rd, Williamstown, KY 41097 United States

Grant 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
Brown Pusey House Community Center,
128 Cs-1320, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 United States

Brown Pusey House Community Center | Elizabethtown 2nd Saturday 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*

July 14 @ 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Allen County Public Library,
106 W Main St, Scottsville, KY 42164 United States

Allen 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: 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

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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