The Chronicle

News as it happens from KHS

Beyond the Baby Blanket: Cataloging the Men’s Neckwear of Churchill Weavers

by Jennifer Spence, Churchill Weavers Project Assistant Baby blankets and couch throws are what many Kentuckians think of when they hear the name “Churchill Weavers” — and rightfully so, as the brand was synonymous with the best throws and blankets in the handcraft business. Yet, as Adam MacPharlain, our interns and I have shown in previous blog posts, Churc
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Historic Horse Names

Crafty Kids

By Greg Hardison, KHS Student Programming Administrator Camp ArtyFact’s Spring Break 2014 week ended with a bright exhibition of student artwork highlighted by large collaborative sculpture and an exciting marionette horse race presented by our youngest campers.  Our instructors offered unique ways for the students to artfully interpret the KHS collect
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Interning: ‘A Fun and New Adventure’

By Jason Smith, 2014 Winter Intern Hello, my name is Jason Smith and I was selected as a 2014 winter intern for the Kentucky Historical Society where I worked in the Special Collections and Library division. When I was selected for the internship, I was a museum studies master’s student at New York University. My museum career started at a local museum
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My 150 Hours As a ‘Wintern’

By Courtney Jordan, 2014 Winter Intern At the beginning of January I took some time off from my public library job and headed to Frankfort to intern with the Special Collections and Library division at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS). As one of the winter interns, or “winterns” as we were affectionately called, I was welcomed into KHS durin
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