The Chronicle

News as it happens from KHS

Remembering Martha Davis

By Bill Bright, curator A volunteer, donor, friend – sometimes we at the Kentucky Historical Society build complex relationships with folks. Martha Davis was a prime example. Martha came to KHS in the 1990s as a volunteer to help us prepare the collection for its move to the not-yet-completed Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Her enthusiasm for th
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The Power of Objects

Feeling the Power of Historic Objects By Sara Elliott, curator The power of objects is more than a slogan or a philosophy. It is real. Generally objects have an emotional effect on us but every once in a while they can have a physical effect too. The phrase “gave me cold chills” is one we hear occasionally but it is usually a figurative statement. But I’m he
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Robert Burns Stone Collection update

by Louise Jones, director, Special Collections and Library Since mid-December, the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library has focused its efforts on processing a rich collection that documents Eastern Kentucky. We are about halfway through processing the entire Robert Burns Stone collection, which is a bit behind where we thought we would be by mid-February.  St
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KHS Launches Website on Groundbreaking Civil War-Era Project

“The history of this stupendous rebellion is yet to be written, and [to] be written in all truthfulness, the future historian must look to the public archives among which he will find the evidences of outrages committed on both sides,” wrote George C. Hallet of Fulton County, Kentucky, in the midst of the Civil War.* Now, 150 years later, The Civil War Gover
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