The Chronicle

News as it happens from KHS

Winter Inventory Project More Exciting Than Expected

By Louise Jones, director, Special Collections & Library Do you ever have those moments when the simple project you planned becomes complicated — and yet even more awesome — than you thought it would be? Well, librarians at the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library had one of those moments this week as we prepped the Robert Burns Stone Collection for invent
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A ‘Challenging’ Inventory Find

By Deb Rose Van Horn, registrar Every once in a while we find something in the collections that we didn’t know we had but the piece will help us complete a story. We recently found one of those items while we were doing the inventory of the museum collection. Curators found the document (see photo) in a drawer in our storage area. It had no attached accessio
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Creepy Kentucky at KHS

All this month, the Kentucky Historical Society has shed light on some items that have, well, somewhat of a dark side. If you live in the Lexington viewing area, you might have seen a series of creepy items on the “Kentucky History Treasures” segments that WTVQ airs on Sunday nights and Monday mornings. (If you haven’t, see the link at the bottom of this blo
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Miss Belle’s Mirror Finds Home at KHS

By Sara Elliott, curator One of the most enjoyable aspects of being a curator is getting to work with objects that have a real history behind them. Recently the Kentucky Historical Society acquired a mirror from a famous brothel in Lexington. Belle Brezing, the owner of the “most orderly of disorderly houses” and the purported model for Belle Watling in “Gon
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