The Chronicle

KHS staff blog

From The Battle of Little Big Horn to KHS: An Artifact’s Journey

By Deb Van Horn, registrar Museums acquire artifacts through donation or purchase. Often museums take in loans to help tell stories through exhibits or for research. Recently, a pocket watch loaned to KHS 66 years ago became an acquisition – and does it have a unique story to tell. Second Lt. John J Crittenden III, a native of Frankfort, came from a distingu
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Meet the People Who’ll Race

The first KY History Half Marathon, 10K and 5K is quickly approaching, and we’re meeting some interesting and inspirational runners who will be part of it. Read some of their stories now and through race day, Oct. 3, on “At the Starting Line.”
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Dateline CWG-K: A Homicide in Harrison County

By Matthew Hulbert, assistant editor, Civil War Governors of Kentucky Early in January 1864, several dozen residents of Harrison County sent up a plea for clemency to Gov. Thomas E. Bramlette. The subject of the petition, one Garrett Whitson, had been found guilty of murder; a rendezvous with the hangman loomed in February. *** I’ve been an assistant editor
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Home Is Where the Blickensderfer Is

By Harper Graf, Historical Resources Intern I felt sure that the red, rotted leather case would fall to bits in my hands as I slid it out of its box. After a moment of searching for the releases, the double clasps shot open eagerly — not at all like a 120-year-old typewriter case is supposed to act. Now mildly curious, but still expecting the worst, I lifted
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