Last updated: 1/5/2012
Frankfort, Kentucky
Street Address
100 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
Mailing Address
100 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
phone: 502-564-1792
e-mail: kent.whitworth@ky.gov
web: history.ky.gov
Hours
Please see www.history.ky.gov for complete hours and admission information.
Admissions
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Kent Whitworth, Executive Director
Lisa Cleveland, Communications Director
phone: 502-564-1792 x4489
Description

Founded in 1836, The Kentucky Historical Society serves to collect and preserve the artifacts, papers and other documentation of Kentucky's history. Its history campus is located in Frankfort, Ky. and includes the Society's headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, and the Old State Capitol and Kentucky Military History Museum. The Kentucky Historical Society offers educational programs, genealogical research and a wide variety of special events. KHS constantly strives to let all Kentuckians and visitors to Kentucky know about our state's rich, vital and engaging history.

Artifact Collections

Artifact collections include textiles, machinery, automobiles, firearms, edged weapons, artillery, military uniforms, flags, paintings, maps, original documents, photographs, rare books and much, much more.

Research Collections

The Society's Martin F. Schmidt Research Library provides access to rare manuscripts, maps, oral history tapes, photographs, and books for genealogists, scholars and the general public. For over 100 years, the Society has been collecting a treasure trove of research materials which help shed light on the lives of Kentuckians in earlier times.

Educational Programs

The Kentucky Historical Society packages the state's history in programs of all shapes and sizes-from tours and lectures to hands-on workshops for both teachers and students. Programs in Frankfort and across the state provide opportunities for adults, families and children to participate actively in learning about Kentucky's history. For details about educational programming, see www.history.ky.gov.

Facilities

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Publications

The Kentucky Historical Society produces a wide variety of materials about Kentucky history and genealogy. Its publications range from newsletters, materials for teachers and students, a scholarly journal (The Register), and a genealogical quarterly (Kentucky Ancestors).

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours

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