News from Programs & Events

Camp ArtyFact: More Than Just Arts and Crafts

By Margaret Whitworth and Sydney Hendrix, Camp ArtyFact Press Corps Boy, was today busy at Camp ArtyFact! Hacking History campers followed up their week’s activities of making an interactive exhibit with a trip to the Kentucky Military History Museum to talk to a museum professi
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Historic Horse Names

Crafty Kids

By Greg Hardison, KHS Student Programming Administrator Camp ArtyFact’s Spring Break 2014 week ended with a bright exhibition of student artwork highlighted by large collaborative sculpture and an exciting marionette horse race presented by our youngest campers.  Our instructors
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Piecing Together History in Hopkinsville

Click here to see a gallery of images from the event!  On Saturday, July 20, 2013, we took the Watson and Robinson Family letters on the road. Special Collections staff worked with staff from the Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library and the African American Genealogy Group of
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Young Minds at Work

The second week of camp is in full swing, and students are hard at work…at having fun! Camp ArtyFact provides so many new experiences for the youth we serve. The students in “Wild Waterways and Water Crafts” have created original poetry inspired by poet laureate Gurn
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2013 NHD Opening Ceremonies - Kentucky group shot

National History Day special prizes (Or, how your project can help you win a trip to Ireland)

Each year, National History Day offers a number of special prizes which students can compete for at the national contest in June. Such prizes include awards for projects on Naval History, African-American History, Asian-American History, Labor History, Leadership, and Irish or Irish-A
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Camp ArtyFact Students Take Control!!!

This morning the Camp ArtyFact students in “If I Ran the Museum” unveiled the name for their new student exhibition. The exhibition entitled, “We Ran the Museum” will open officially on Saturday, July 27 from 10-12. This week the students have been deciding how
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Busy Day, Busy Campers!!

Our campers have been so busy! And so have the staff!! Only three days in, and we have been loaded with amazing experiences, and there is still 4 weeks of camp remaining. The day began with the “Fantasy, FolkLore and Fairy Tales” class listening to an old (80 year old) Jac
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Camp Experiences

This morning: Students in “Fantasy, Folk Lore and Fairy Tales” listened to a Native American tale as they painted their own version of a beautiful headdress from our collection. This afternoon (right now): “Ancient Pathways” is visiting Frankfort’s own Fo
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Kentucky Wildlife Center visits Camp ArtyFact

Today’s camp, “Wild About Wildlife” enjoyed a visit from the Kentucky Wildlife Center! Students saw several animals: a baby beaver, a baby skunk, a baby coyote, and a baby raccoon. The Kentucky Wildlife Center shared conservation and protection efforts in Kentucky. T
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