The Chronicle

KHS staff blog

Free to Be

By Amanda Higgins, associate editor, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society Historians are not supposed to have heroes, at least not ones who shape major portions of our intellectual development and inspire dissertations. We’re supposed to float above it all, discerning patterns and applying logic to understand the past. I’ve never been good
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This Is Home Now: Interviewing Kentucky’s Holocaust Survivors

(Editor’s Note: KHS originally posted this blog on June 2. Due to a technical issue, the original post was deleted.) By Arwen Donahue, independent oral historian Almost exactly 11 years ago, on a hot May night, hundreds of people crowded into the former Fayette County courtroom in Lexington to hear six Holocaust survivors speak. The occasion was the op
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Kentucky Research Well Represented at Conference

(Editor’s Note: KHS originally posted this blog on June 3. Due to a technical issue, the original post was deleted.) By Amanda Higgins, associate editor, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society One of the most rewarding parts of our work at the Kentucky Historical Society is the lasting scholarly connections we make with our onsite researchers. Thr
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Oral History Provides Basis for Community Art Project

By Joanna Hay, Joanna Hay Productions The Frankfort (Kentucky) Public Art Project is an example of arts meets history meets tourism meets community engagement meets education. It keeps growing and evolving as the community develops new tourism and educational initiatives connected to the arts. The project includes a website and cell phone tour. Oral history
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