In-School Programs

Let’s work together to bring history to kids.

We share your goal of teaching students and will work with your school to bring relevant history programming to your students. More importantly, your students will become active participants in their own learning experiences.

History smArts

KHS education staff members collaborate with you and come to your classroom, library or community education center to teach an art-infused history lesson. Your students become historians as they analyze images from our collections and do a hands-on activity such as quill writing, making clay pinch pots, observational drawing, building a town, making a book or spinning wool. Through discussion using visual thinking strategies students develop skills in visual literacy, historical literacy and critical thinking.

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School Night at the Museum

Grab this opportunity for your school to celebrate the value of learning history with your community. Our staff will work with your school to plan and develop special programming for a one-night event that encourages your students to become leaders in sharing your local history. Availability for this multi-week program is limited, and it must be booked far in advance.

For more information, contact greg.hardison@ky.gov.

Staging Voices

Engage high school teens in the research and development of an original play that is relevant to current issues and based on historical content. The multi-week program is a partnership between KHS and the drama and history teachers at your school. Students will present the final production at participating schools and KHS. It will be available online for sharing.

Staging Voices is available only to Fayette, Rowan and Elliot county high schools and is possible through an endowment from the W. Paul and Lucille Little Caudill Foundation.

For more information, contact greg.hardison@ky.gov.