Treasures are often considered things, but the real value in "Kentucky Military Treasures: Selections from the Kentucky Historical Society Collections" is the stories behind the things. Even the well-versed in military history can learn more about Kentuckians' contributions in the service by experiencing this exhibition.
Spanning nearly 200 years of conflicts--from the War of 1812 to more recent engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq-- "Kentucky Military Treasures" shares the personal stories of Kentuckians who fought and sometimes lost their lives in these battles.
See the many machines and other trappings of the military service. Learn how regular Kentuckians became heroes. Listen as veterans tell their stories in their own words.
Explore the "Kentucky Military Treasures" online exhibition.
These pre-visit materials were designed to prepare students to visit the exhibition while it was on display at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History:
"Kentucky Military Treasures" Packet--Elementary School
"Kentucky Military Treasures" Packet--Middle School
"Kentucky Military Treasures" Packet--High School