New Program Lets Adults Get Creative with History

Adults now have an opportunity to get creative with history and learn by doing through Lifelong Learning programming at the Kentucky Historical Society. The new series starts Sept. 8 with “Kentucky Landscapes and Landmarks: Creating Vintage-Inspired Postcards,” a workshop that allows participants to paint their own Kentucky postcards after taking inspiration from some of the thousands of picture postcards in KHS collections. On Oct. 27, KHS registrar Beth Carter will lead “Handling History: Caring for Family Heirlooms and Artifacts,” giving hands-on instruction in how to properly store and care for a variety of items. Both of these workshops will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The fall Lifelong Learner series will conclude Nov. 16 with “Hoops & Hankies: The Art of Silk Painting,” a workshop that allows participants to draw inspiration from Kentucky’s lush greenery to hand paint a handkerchief to keep or give away. It will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the annual Frankfort Candlelight Tradition. Adults are welcome to bring older children (13 and up) to make it a family outing.

Admission ranges from $10 to $15 for KHS members and $15 to $20 for others. The price includes materials. Space is limited and registration is required no later than three days before the class to ensure everyone has the materials they need. Workshops will take place at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort.

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