The Chronicle

KHS staff blog

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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Kentucky Oral History interviews takes listeners into the heart of mountain music

“Music, of course, is like your everyday living I suppose. You have depressed times with it, when if it doesn’t come out the way you think it should you have a tendency to want to lay it down. But then another day will come along and you will pick it up and everything you do sounds good, and you get a boost. So, you know, you want to continue on.
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Hopkinsville Students Role Play 19th Century Murder Case

By Amanda Higgins, associate editor, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society Imagine you’ve been given a set of documents from a court case where the defendant has been convicted of murder, told you have 15 minutes to develop a defense or prosecution strategy, and only five minutes to present that strategy to a pardon board. Then, just for a li
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‘I’m going to type every word I know’

By Amanda Higgins, associate editor of The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society and Deana Thomas, manuscript archivist What do a Kentucky Historical Society research fellow and Nick Offerman (yes, that Nick Offerman) have in common? It’s not just glorious beards! Offerman and Dr. Richard A. Bailey, associate professor of history at Canisius Coll
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