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Capital Living Upcoming Events

Fall is upon us!  With the cooler weather and beautiful Fall Colors, comes a flurry of events for everyone to enjoy!  Find out what’s going on in the Commonwealth’s Capital City and the surrounding area.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of things to do, for upcoming notable events for families, for schools, just for fun, for community volunteerism, for history buffs, and for businesses.  If you do not see your organization’s event on here, and would like to, email us at CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com.  For advertising rates to better market and promote your business, organization and/or to cover your event, email april@KYCapitalLiving.com.

This will be a regular posting every Monday morning and will be updated each week.

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November 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 10:00 amMargaret Wise Brown Preschool Story Time, at Liberty Hall Historic Site,

Vote for your favorite color after reading My World of Color and play a game of “Pink, Yellow, Green” inspired by the Brown house parlor. 10 a.m. at the Orlando Brown House. Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult; groups of 10 or more, call (502) 227-2560.

Preschool Story Time at Liberty Hall with Margarett Wise Brown My World of Color - 11-3-15


Wednesday, November 4, 10:00 am – 2:00 pmMemory Screenings, at Morning Pointe Assisted Living, 225 Ruccio Way

Sign up today for your personal memory screening.
Join the Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lexington, Kentucky during National Memory Screening Week. Baptist Health Medical Group Neurology will be conducting the free memory screenings. The National Memory Screening Program is an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Memory screenings are simple and safe “healthy brain check-ups”. Each memory screening takes approximately 10 minutes and the result is not a diagnosis of any particular illness.

Schedule your appointment today by calling The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lexington, KY at (859) 309-4867. Screenings will be booked every half-hour. Enjoy brain healthy foods and light snacks and pick up special goody bags with brain stimulation activities.

Free Memory Screenings at Morning Pointe - 11-05-15


Thursday, November 5, 4:00 – 9:00 pm The Candlelight Tradition Kick-Off, Downtown Frankfort

NOVEMBER 5 – FAMILY NIGHT – Small Trolley available from 5:00-8:00 PM

Santa & R. J. Corman Train near CCU – 5:00-8:00 – SOLD OUT – 600 tickets sold (sign ups were on line)
Food and Shopping at Downtown Merchants
Churches – Church of the Ascension-Episcopal Chili Supper, hot dogs, drinks & desserts – 4:00-8:00,
Methodist Church Chili Supper – 4:00-8:00
KSU Drumline – 5:00-5:30 (start at CCU and come up Broadway)
Music on the Stage in front of Old Capitol Building – KSU Commercial Ensemble 5:45-6:15; 6:15-6:30 WHHS
Brass Ensemble; FHS 6:30-6:45; Frankfort Christian Academy’s Praise Band 6:45-7:00
Capital City Museum – 5:00-9:00 (5:00-6:00 annual reception for members of the Wilkin Society), temporary
exhibit “Christmas Past” all evening, Christmas readings, book signing “Postcards from Historic Frankfort
Kentucky” by Gene Burch and Russ Hatter, Russ Kennedy serving burgoo next to Museum
Horse Carriage Rides – 6:00-8:00 (Sponsored by The State Journal & KY Farm Bureau) – Start at Whittaker Bank
Welcome Ceremony & Tree Lighting along with Salvation Army Rep ringing the bell to begin the Ceremony @
Old Capitol – 7:00 PM (Mayor Bill May; Kim Strohmeier, DFI Executive Director; and CCU High Street Branch
Manager Kathy Roberts; and Clara the Nutcracker Ballerina)
100th Army Band Brass Quartet on the Stage – 7:30 – 8:30 PM

 

Christmas Past Holiday Exhibit at the Capital City Museum - 11-5-15


Thursday, November 5, 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Opening Night: White Christmas  —  the Exhibit, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway Street

If you’re “dreaming of a White Christmas,” come to Kentucky Historical Society’s special winter exhibit, “White Christmas—the Exhibit,” and immerse yourself in the classic movie that starred Kentucky’s own Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen. You’ll see costumes, props and other items associated with the movie like you have never before seen them; hear the stories behind the objects; and test your “White Christmas” knowledge. Items are from the Rosemary Clooney House in Augusta, Kentucky. More info here.

Exhibit admission includes the entire KHS campus:  (Regular admission to KHS does not include “White Christmas–The Exhibit.”)

$12 for adults
$11 for veterans
$8 for kids and
$6 for KHS members.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas Opening at the KHS - 11-5-15


Thursday, November 5, 7:00 – 8:00 pm – Candlelight Concert 2015, First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington Street,

The Capital City Community Band in concert as their 30th season begins!

The Capital City Community Band Celebrates 30 Years - 11-5-15


Thursday – Sunday, November 5 – 8The Candlelight Tradition, Downtown Frankfort

Sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union, the 35th Annual Downtown Frankfort Candlelight Tradition will be from November 5-8, 2015 and is a four-day festival Rekindling Community in the Commonwealth’s Capital City.

The Candlelight Tradition 2014

The annual Candlelight Tradition is the unofficial start to Frankfort’s holiday season and a beloved tradition for all generations.  From carriage rides to hot chocolate, from visits with Santa to a cocktail stroll, this four day festival, named one of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s “Top Ten Fall 2012 Events & Festivals,” offers something for young and old.  Make plans to join us for this time-honored tradition and illuminate your holiday season with Candlelight!

Commonweath Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of The 35th Annual Candlelight Tradition and we are very thankful for their wonderful support and involvement.  You can learn more about them by visiting http://www.ccuky.org.  And please make sure to thank them for helping us continue this wonderful holiday tradition in Downtown Frankfort!

Schedule of Events:

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Thursday, November 5: Candlelight Kick-off – Family Fun Night! 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Small Trolley available

  • 4:00 – 8:00 pm – Church of the Ascension-Episcopal Chili Supper, hot dogs, drinks & desserts
  • 4:00 – 8:00 pm – First United Methodist Church Chili Supper
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Capital City Museum (5:00-6:00 annual reception for members of the Wilkin Society), temporary exhibit “Christmas Past” all evening, Christmas readings, book signing “Postcards from Historic Frankfort Kentucky” by Gene Burch and Russ Hatter, Russ Kennedy serving burgoo next to Museum
  • 5:00-5:30 pm – KSU Drumline (start at CCU and come up Broadway to Old State Capitol)
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Small Trolley available
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm – RJ Corman “Polar Express” Train at Commonwealth Credit Union
    To register for your ticket visit www.ccuky.org/candlelight. All attendees MUST register for ticket in advance. Limit 4 tickets per person/family. SOLD OUT
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Horse Carriage Rides (Start at Whitaker Bank)
  • 7:00 pm – Candlelight Welcome & Tree-Lighting (Welcome Ceremony & Tree Lighting along with Salvation Army Rep ringing the bell to begin the Ceremony @ Old Capitol, Mayor Bill May; Kim Strohmeier, DFI Executive Director; and CCU High Street Branch Manager Kathy Roberts; and Clara the Nutcracker Ballerina)
  • 7:30 – 8:30 pm – 100th Army Band Brass Quartet
  • Music
  • Shopping & Dining throughout Downtown

Music on the Stage in front of Old Capitol Building

  • 5:45 – 6:15 pm – KSU Commercial Ensemble
  • 6:15 – 6:30 pm – WHHS Brass Ensemble
  • 6:30 – 6:45 pm – FHS
  • 6:45 – 7:00 pm – Frankfort Christian Academy’s Praise Band

Friday, November 6: Family Night!  5:00 – 8:00 pm – Small Trolley available

  • 4:00 – 8:00 pm – Church of the Ascension-Episcopal Chili Supper, hot dogs, drinks & desserts
  • 4:00 – 8:00 pm – First United Methodist Church Chili Supper
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Small Trolley available
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Cap City Communications Presents Local Youth Choirs at Old Capital
  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm, AND 7:00 – 7:30 pm – Capital City Chorale & Bluegrass Theatre Guild Performing “Night Before Christmas” at The Lancaster
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm, 7:30 – 8:30 pm – Santa Downtown at The Lancaster
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Horse Carriage Rides (Start at Whitaker Bank)
  • Frankfort School of Ballet
  • Lee Ann Womack at The Grand Theatre SOLD OUT
  • Shopping & Dining throughout Downtown with Food and Shopping at Downtown Merchants

Saturday, November 7: Date Night!

  • The 4th Annual Candlelight Cocktail Stroll
  • Shopping & Dining throughout Downtown
  • More to come!

Sunday, November 8: Pajamas & Tweed, oh my!

  • KY Coffeetree open regular hours
  • 12:30 – 5:00 pm – Rick’s White Light food truck set up on Broadway serving hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ, desserts, drinks & coffee
  • 1:30 – 3:15 pm – Polar Express Pajama Party at The Grand Theatre
  • 2:30 – 4:00 pm – Steampunk Tweed Ride (Starts in front of the Old Capitol)

RESTAURANTS & SHOPS OPEN ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8

KY Coffeetree Cafe’
Rick’s White Light Food Truck on Broadway
Nitro
Shades of Blu
Selbert’s
Poor Richards
Completely Kentucky
Capital Antiques

MORE info HERE.

Candlelight Tradition - November 5-8


Friday, November 6, 4:00 – 9:00 pm Candlelight Tradition Family Night, Downtown Frankfort

Small Trolley available from 5:00-8:00 PM

Santa Downtown at The Lancaster – 6:00-7:00 AND 7:30-8:30
Capital City Chorale & Bluegrass Theatre Guild Performing “Night Before Christmas” at The Lancaster –
5:30-6:00 AND 7:00-7:30
Food and Shopping at Downtown Merchants
Churches – Church of the Ascension-Episcopal Chili Supper, hot dogs, drinks & desserts– 4:00-8:00,
Methodist Chili Supper – 4:00-8:00
Horse Carriage Rides – 6:00-8:00 (Sponsored by The State Journal & KY Farm Bureau)
Cap City Community Stage Performances on the Stage in front of Old Capitol – 6:00-8:00
Lee Ann Womak @ The Grand Theatre – 7:30 – SOLD OUT


Friday, November 6, 7:30 pmLee Ann Womack, at the Grand Theatre,

One of country music’s most evocative voices will fill the hall as Lee Ann Womack performs at The Grand. Tickets:  $40 / $30 / $20

Sponsored by KY Monthly

Lee Ann Womack at the Grand Theatre 2 - 11-6-15


Saturday, November 7, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm – Before Their Time Throwdown, at CrossFit Frankfort, 105 Locust Dr.,  Get your tickets HERE

The number of Veterans who commit suicide daily is a staggering 22! We refuse to sit idly by and watch our comrades continue to fight this battle alone so we are hosting this event to raise funds to support them and awareness throughout our communities about their struggles and ways to help. “Before Their Time” is an individual competition because the Veterans who make the choice to take their own life do so partly because they feel alone, like no one understands the internal battles they face day in and day out. Athletes will compete in three WODs, with the top three from each division going on to see who stands atop the podium in a fourth and final WOD. We will have an Rx, Masters (40+) and Scaled division with 12 Males and 12 Females in each. Registration is $60 and will include an event shirt. Athlete check in will be from 0700 – 0745 with athlete brief for WOD 1 at 0745. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 0800, immediately followed by Heat 1. We will have vendors on site and an outside area for athlete tents. Please include your t-shirt size before October 19th to get your choice of size. Any registrants after the 19th will still receive a t-shirt, but size will be limited to those still available. If you are competing in memory of a Veteran who is part of the 22/day statistic or in honor of one who tried to be but thankfully survived, please email a picture and their rank, name and branch of service to Coach Billie as we will have a Memorial Wall at the event. Movement requirements for the divisions is as follows:

Rx Male/Female:
Cleans (full movement) 145/100
Thrusters 115/80
Deadlift (low rep) 315/220
15′ Rope Climb
C2B Pull-ups
HSPU
Box Jumps 24″/20″
Run
Row

Masters (40+) Male/Female:
Cleans 115/85
Thrusters 95/65
Deadlifts (low rep) 225/185
Push Press 105/75
12′ Rope Climb
Pull-ups
Box Jumps 24″/20″
Run
Row

Scaled Male/Female:
Cleans 105/75
Thrusters 65/45
Deadlift (low rep) 185/135
Push Press 95/65
Jumping Pull-ups
Box Jumps 24″/20″
Run
Row

This event is brought to you by Clark Legacy Center, Jeff Wyler Honda of Frankfort, Amzie Wenning Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Whitaker Bank, Moore Land Investments and VFW Local 4075!

If you have further questions, please contact Coach Billie at billie@crossfitfrankfort.com.

Before Their Time Throwdown at CrossFit Frankfort - 11-07-15


Saturday, November 7, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Enchantment of Paul Sawyier- Open House, at Kentucky Governor’s Mansion, 704 Capital Avenue, Join us on Saturday November 7th for a free to the public open house!  The mansion will be open from 10 am to 5 pm to allow everyone to see this wonderful exhibit featuring over 50 of Sawyier’s oils.

Enchantment of Paul Sawyier at the Governor's Mansion - 11-7-15


Saturday, November 7, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – “Making Games” Brownie Girl Scout Badge Workshop, at Liberty Hall Historic Site,

Brownie Girl Scout troops in Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council are invited to visit Liberty Hall to earn the “Making Games” badge.  Scouts will develop a scavenger hunt to test in Liberty Hall’s historic room settings, examine mystery boxes in the kitchen, learn early 19th-century games, and create updated versions of their own.  Registration required on the website of the Wilderness Road Council at http://www.gskentucky.org/


Saturday, November 7, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Cookbook Swap, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street,

Freshen up your holiday table and your bookshelves at the same time! Bring unwanted cookbooks to the cookbook swap and take home new-to-you cookbooks that others have brought. You must bring at least one item to swap in order to join. There is no need to register. Drop in anytime during the swap to trade out your unwanted cookbooks.

Want to bring in your cookbook early? We’ll give you a special ticket that you can use for your swap during the event.

This event is free to the public. For more information, contact Amy Mitchell at 352-2665×103 or amy@pspl.org.

Cookbook Swap at the PSPL - 11-7-15


Saturday, November 7, 1:00 – 4:00 pmInside Government Badge Workshop, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway Street, Get tickets HERE

Area Girl Scout troop members will tour the Old State Capitol and learn how the Kentucky Legislature once used the building and the role that citizens played in the legislative process; do activities that show what legislators do; write a bill and debate the issues; hold a mock vote in the House and Senate chambers.

$10 per girl. $5 per parent. Admission includes KHS regular exhibitions and site (does not include White Christmas).

Registration required by Oct. 31.

Information: 502-564-1792. (Limited space. Troop girls only.)

Inside Government Badge Workshop at the KHS - 11-07-15


Saturday, November 7, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Family Fun Saturday: Gourds Galore, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Main Street,

Create your own gourd-eous masterpiece and learn about the history of Kentucky gourd folk arts and crafts.

For kids ages 5-10 and their families. Free admission does not include Kentucky Historical Society museums.

http://history.ky.gov/event/family-fun-saturday-gourds-galore-2

Family Fun Saturday - Gourds Galore at the KHS - 11-07-15


Saturday, November 7, 5:00 – 9:00 pmThe Candlelight Tradition – Adult Night, Downtown Frankfort

  • Governor’s Mansion – Paul Sawyier original oil paintings Exhibit
  • Meet & Greet – New DFI Executive Director Kim Strohmeier @ Serafini’s from 5:00-6:00
  • Cocktail Stroll – 5:00-9:00 – Buddy’s, Gibby’s, KY Coffeetree, Capital Cellars, The Lancaster (Grand Opening – appetizers & drinks), Bourbon on Main, Serafini’s, La Fiesta Grande, Brick Alley (drinks only), Completely Kentucky (cocktail themed food tasting and local charity donation drive), Magee’s Bakery, Subway, Mai Saigon

SIGN CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE A DRINK, PUT IN COCKTAIL STROLL BOX AT EACH LOCATION. TWO WINNERS DRAWN ON 11/10 – JIM BEAM GIFT BASKET & BUFFALO TRACE GIFT BASKET

RESTAURANTS & SHOPS OPEN ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7

All downtown restaurants will be open regular business hours

  • Nitro
  • Shades of Blu (Grand Opening on 11/5)
  • Selbert’s
  • Completely Kentucky
  • Poor Richards
  • Capital Antiques
  • Mai Saigon (plan on Grand Opening on November 1)

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Sunday, November 8, 1:30 pmPolar Express (2004 – Rated PG) Pajama Party, at the Grand Theatre,

On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home.  Starring Tom Hanks. 2004 – PG

Join us for a PAJAMA PARTY at the Grand Theatre!

A Candlelight Tradition Event in partnership with Downtown Frankfort, Inc. (DFI).

Tickets: $3

Polar Express Movie at the Grand Theatre


Sunday, November 8, 2:30 pmTweedPunk Ride, Old Capitol Lawn,

Calling all ladies and gents! You are cordially invited to join WalkBike Frankfort and the Folkbike ReCyclery for the wacky festivities of our 2015 Tweedpunk Ride. As an added enticement, this year’s ride will again feature a Steampunk element, hence the ‘TweedPunk’ moniker.

Ever wondered why they’re called “handlebar” moustaches? Or how safety bicycles got their name? Or what was really going on in all those Jules Verne novels? Here’s your chance to find out!

Cycling enthusiasts will congregate at half past two on the afternoon of Sunday, November 8, on the grounds of the Old State Capitol for a leisurely spin around our beauteous downtown. There will be ample opportunities for socializing, seeing and being seen.

The ride will be preceded by costume judging and followed by an awards presentation. Afterwards, all riders are invited to share a spot of tea or other libation at the Coffeetree Café.

A bit of history – Tweed Rides originated in London during the Golden Age of Cycling, generally considered to be the 1890s and early 1900s. In keeping with the spirit of things, riders scrounge thrift stores and antique shops for wool and silk outfits that can be accessorized with bowlers and veiled hats. Moustaches, sideburns and pompadours are de rigueur.

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Monday, November 9, 6:30 pm – How to Self-Publish Your Writing, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street,

Self-publishing has never been any easier, as long as you go into the process prepared. Unfortunately, it’s a virtual minefield, which you need to successfully navigate or you can end up flushing lots of money down the toilet. Mark Kinnaird, who has self-published his own book, will talk about resources to look at before you get to that point. There will also be discussion on Amazon’s publishing program, CreateSpace, and making the decision to publish an ebook.

This free workshop will be held in the Sower Board Room. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665×107 or mark@pspl.org.

How to Self-Publish Your Writing - 11-9-15


Thursday, November 12, 8:30 am – 12:00 NOON “How to Manage Problem Employees”, a 2015 Business Seminar with Glenn Shepherd, Click HERE for more information.

How to Manage Problem Employees with Glenn Shepherd - A 2015 Business Seminar - 11-12-15

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Hosted by the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce


Thursday, November 12, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – Legislative Meet & Greet, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library will host a Legislative Meet & Greet on Thursday evening, November 12 from 5:00pm-6:30pm. We encourage all community members to come out for an opportunity to meet and get to know local elected officials. Let them know how important libraries are to you, your family, and your community. Ask them to support public libraries in Frankfort and throughout the Commonwealth. This event is free to the public and will take place in the Special Collections Room.

Legislative Meet & Greet - 11-12-15


Thursday, November 12, 6:30 pm – Kentucky Book Fair Kick-Off, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Kick off the Kentucky Book Fair with the Paul Sawyier Public Library on Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 pm. PSPL is proud to welcome Kentucky authors Robyn Peterman and Tonya Kappes for an evening of romance, mystery, and plenty of laughs! The gals will be holding an informal panel discussing their journey into the publishing world, what they write, and their favorite foods. They will then take questions from the audience. If they don’t know the answers, they will make them up. They are fiction writers, after all…

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Robyn Peterman writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper. She writes snarky, sexy, funny paranormal and snarky, sexy, funny contemporary novels. Her most recent release is Switching Hour, the first installment in the Magic & Mayhem series. Tonya Kappes, another USA Today bestselling author, has published numerous mystery and romance titles and is well-known for her hilarious plotlines and fun-loving, quirky southern characters. A Ghostly Murder, the fourth book in the Ghostly Southern Mystery series, is her newest release.

You won’t want to miss this night of prizes, swag, and conversation! This free event will take place in the Library Community Room. A book signing will follow with copies available for purchase. For more information, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

Kentucky Book Fair Kick Off at the PSPL - 11-12-15


Thursday, November 12, 7:00 – 9:30 pmKentucky Voices: An Evening with Kentucky’s Authors, at the Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway Street

Kentucky Voices
An Evening with Kentucky’s Authors
Benefiting the Kentucky Conservation Committee
Thursday, November 12, 2015,
7:00-9:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30)
at the Old State Capitol, 300 Broadway St. Frankfort, Kentucky
Tickets at Eventbrite:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/kentucky-voices-2015-tickets-19041624010

Featured Guests:
Author/Filmmaker Morgan Atkinson
“Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton” and “The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton”

Author/2015-16 Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon
with her new book: “Which Side Are You On”

Author/2013-14 Poet Laureate Frank X. Walker
“About Flight”

Author/Photographer Tom Kimmerer
“Venerable Trees: History, Biology and Conservation in the Bluegrass”

Author Christopher Scotton
“The Secret Wisdom of the Earth”

Includes Wine and Cheese reception.

Suggested Donation: $20
or FREE with new or renewed KCC membership, suggested donation of $40

For more information,
call 502-209-9659
or visit http://www.kyconservation.org

You may also request tickets by sending your donation to
KCC, PO Box 1152, Frankfort, KY 40602
(Note that donations to KCC are not tax-deductible due to our effective lobbying efforts).

Kentucky Voices at the Old State Capitol - 11-12-15


Thursday, November 12, 7:00 pm – Lincoln Center: Ballet Hispanico’s Carmen, at the Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre Logo 2Behind-the-scenes look at Ballet Hispanico and exclusive interviews with the artists. Fathom Events and Lincoln Center invite you to explore and celebrate Latino culture through dance with Ballet Hispanico’s performances of CARMEN.maquia and Club Havana at select cinemas nationwide on Thursday, November 12.

Ballet Hispanico will “whisk us away to contemporary dance’s hottest spot” (Washington Post) in this imaginative and theatrical showcase of Latin-inspired dancing at its best. In Club Havana, the intoxicating rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo, and cha cha are brought to life by choreographer Pedro Ruiz, himself a native of Cuba. Hailed as a “masterpiece” by the Chicago Sun-Times, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s CARMEN.maquia is a Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet’s classic opera about a passionate gypsy. Riveting from start to finish, the physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco. Lincoln Center at the Movies brings exceptional artistic performances to local movie theaters, with its first series, Great American Dance, offering a larger-than-life experience with some of America’s most inspiring dance companies.

Tickets: $15 Adult / $10 Student OR Purchase 3 for the price of 4 – $45 Adult / $30 Student

LINCOLN CENTER BALLET HISPANICO


Friday, November 13, 9:00 am – 2:00 pmKentucky Book Fair Kids & Teen DayFrankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street

Come meet and greet over 40 authors of Children’s, Middle School and Young Adult books.

Kentucky Book Fair Kids & Teens - 11-13-15


Friday, November 13, 1:00 pmSally Bingham: Weaving the Past into the Present, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway Street

Author Sallie Bingham will talk about finding her mother’s, grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s letters, diaries and writings and how she turned them into the book, “The Blue Box: Three Lives in Letters.” Free admission (does not include KHS museums and exhibits). Bingham will sign copies of her book, which will be available for sale at the event.

This is a FREE event.  More info HERE.

Sallie Bigham - Weaving the Past into the Present - 11-13-15


Friday, November 13, 7:30 pmWoman in Gold, at the Grand Theatre

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

2015 PG-13

Tickets: $6

A Kentucky Book Fair / Grand Theatre Partnership

Woman in Gold at the Grand Theatre - 11-13-15


Saturday, November 14, 9:00 am – 4:30 pmKentucky Book FairFrankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street

Kentucky Book Fair

November Book Fair LogoThe Book Fair is Kentucky’s premier literary event and one of the largest of its kind in the nation.  Each year approximately 150 authors attend the Book Fair to autograph copies of their latest book, generally published within the 12 months preceding the November Book Fair date. Between 4,000 and 5,000 patrons attend and gross sales annually top $120,000.

The Kentucky Book Fair has three key goals:

  • To honor the profession of writing in the form of a one-day celebration
  • To provide a format for authors to meet their reading public
  • To raise money through the sale of books and donate all profits to mostly school and public libraries throughout Kentucky

Saturday, November 14, 10:00 amHoliday Centerpiece Workshop, at Liberty Hall Historic Site

Join floral artist Ashley Averell and learn to create fall and winter centerpieces using greens from the Liberty Hall garden, vegetables, fruit, and flowers. $30 fee includes materials and refreshments. 10 a.m.-noon at the Orlando Brown House. Pre-registration required.

Ashley Averill Centerpiece Workshop at Liberty Hall - 11-14-15

Floral Workshop Announcement

Wednesday, November 18, 12:00 – 1:30 pmFood for Thought | Lincoln’s Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of America’s Greatest President, at the Kentucky Historical Society, Get tickets HERE

In “Lincoln’s Final Hours,” author Kathryn Canavan takes a magnifying glass to the last moments of Abraham Lincoln’s life and the impact his assassination had on a country still reeling from a bloody civil war. Join us to hear what she found.

Reservations required by Friday, Nov. 13.

$25 for KHS members; $30 for all other patrons.

Food for Thought - Lincoln’s Final Hours - Conspiracy Terror and the Assassination of America’s Greatest President - 11-18-15


Saturday, November 21, 2015 12:30 pm – MET Opera – Lulu, at the Grand Theatre,

Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Musically, the masterful score is in the sure hands of Met Music Director James Levine. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession, and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast, including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter.

Tickets: $23 Adult / $18 Student

Lulu at the Grand Theatre - 11-21-15


Saturday, November 21, 2015 1:00 -4:00 pm – Family Fun Saturday: Scots-Irish Harvest Feast, at the Kentucky History Center, 100 West Broadway Street

Celebrate the end of the harvest with music, storytelling and games based on Scots-Irish traditions.

For kids ages 5-10 and their families. Free admission does not include Kentucky Historical Society museums.

http://history.ky.gov/event/family-fun-saturday-scots-irish-harvest-feast/

Family Fun Saturday - Scots-Irish Harvest Feast - 11-21-15


December 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 10:00 am – 12:00 NOON “Dress, Dance, and Decorum in the Federal Era” Homeschool Workshop, at the Liberty Hall Historic Site

Explore women’s and men’s fashions of the early 19th-century, examine primary sources for clues to period etiquette, and join Sylvia Coffey for a Regency-style dance. 10 am – noon. Recommended for ages 12-17.  $10 for students.  Pre-registration required.

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Thursday – Saturday, December 3 – 5, 7:30 pm & Sunday, December 6, 2:00 pmBluegrass Theatre Guild presents Fruit Cakes by Julian Wiles, at the Grand Theatre, St. Clair Street

Playwright Julian Wiles calls Fruitcakes “a celebration of small town life” Comedy/Drama/Holidays. By Julian Wiles.

Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two southern spinsters, an estranged old man, a lost cat named Tutti Frutti and a Christmas hog named Buster and you’ve got the recipe for a fun-filled and touching evening of holiday cheer. Into this world comes Jamie, a kid who has run away from home and come as far as his money will take him. At first he thinks this town’s inhabitants are “nuttier than fruitcakes,” but soon he comes to admire, appreciate and adore this nutty little town. A moving story of alienation, understanding and reconciliation, FrUiTCaKeS provides audiences with a heaping helping of holiday warmth and Christmas cheer.

Director, designer and playwright Julian Wiles founded Charleston Stage in 1978. As Charleston’s resident professional theatre company, it has grown into one of South Carolina’s largest arts institutions. Wiles grew up on a cotton farm in Ft. Motte, S.C. He attended Clemson University, received a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of Charleston in 1974 and an MFA in dramatic art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976. Wiles has written or adapted 27 original plays and musicals including Blitzen!; a boy and his piano; the boy who stole the stars; Denmark Vesey: Insurrection; FrUiTCaKeS; Gershwin at Folly; Helium; Inga Binga; Nevermore! Edgar Allen Poe, the Final Mystery; NigHt of tHe pterodActyls and The Seat of Justice. Wiles is a recipient of the 2010 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts, the highest honor in the arts awarded by the state of South Carolina.

Taken from Dramatic Publishing Copyright 2006 – 2009

PRODUCTION STAFF FOR FRUITCAKES
Leslie Noell          Producer
Shawn Reaves     Director
Carol Other          Stage Manager
Laurel Dailey       Publicity
Ranelle Mackey  Front of House

CAST
Bill Payne   Mark   Morgan
Skyler Guthrie       Jamie
Jim Neeley             Beebo
Kennedy Hall         Betty Jane
Jared Winters        Little Beebo
Ella Kays                 Sally
Cathie Hoehner    Sara
Janet Meyer          Alice
Dylan Reaves         Skeeter
Betsy Nickens       Mattie Sue
Chad Allen             Rick Morgan
James
Libby Kays              Meredith
Morton McIntyre  Sammy
Alyssa McCrystal   Laura
Leighann Jacobs    Frances
Little Skeeter
Lynden Nickens     Little Larry
Little Billy
Brianna Simpson   Angel Director
Laurel Dailey          Extra
Diana Lowe            Extra

CREW
                            Lights
George Stokes       Sound
Richard Abbott      Sound
Props
Chad Allen              Backstage
Laurel Dailey          Backstage
Costumes               Angela Shouse
Make-up/hair

Bluegrass Theater Guild presents Fruitcakes - December 2015


Thursday, December 3, 6:00 – 9:00 pmLighting of the Trace, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

An annual family event that is hosted by Buffalo Trace.  Embrace the holiday season in all its magnificence as we illuminate the colorful, festive displays at the Distillery.  Featuring the Kentucky State University Choir and a visit from Santa.  Candlelight Tour at 6:00 pm.  Santa arrives at 7:00 p.m.  All activities are complimentary.

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Friday, December 4, 5:00 – 9:00 pm – KECU Winter ArtWalk, downtown Frankfort,  Info: 223-2261 or www.downtownfrankfort.com

Visit these shops and artist studios downtown for the best in local art and craft

  • Broadway Clay – 223 W Broadway • 502.320.7250 • broadwayclay.com This ceramics studio, classroom and gallery features the work of local and area potters and painters. Functional and decorative pottery is available for purchase.
  • Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art – 314 Lewis • 502.223.2649 • Exhibiting paintings, fine prints, ceramics and small press books. Works by owner/artist Ellen Glasgow along with artists from Kentucky and across the country.
  • Completely Kentucky – 237 W Broadway • 502.223.5240 • completelykentucky.com Explore the amazing work of hundreds of Kentucky’s most talented artists. Shipping is available and gift wrapping is always free. Open every day.
  • DeSpain Studio and Gallery – 329 W Broadway • 502.352.2717 • Paintings, fine art photography and artists’ greeting cards featuring Kentucky art and Kentucky artists.
  • Full Circle Studio & Gallery – 309 Shelby St • 502.682.9648 • www.createfullcircle.com This working studio features gourd mosaics of Jennifer Zingg, gourd sculptures of Travis Kelley, and others. Art classes are offered for all ages.
  • Gallery House at First United Methodist Church – 211 Washington St. • 502.227.7430 •
  • Jessie’s Art Gallery & Custom Framing – 200 W 2nd St • 502.227.2495 • Specializing in “conservation framing” this gallery also carries one of the most complete collections of Paul Sawyier prints.
  • M.A. Selbert – 330 St Clair St • 502.227.2780 • selberts.com Locally owned full service jewelry and gift store that includes locally made jewelry.
  • McClure Building Art Studios – 306 W Main – please call for hours/availability
    • Alchemy Salon – Room 711 • 502.352.2791 • Gina Morales shows her collages on ceramic tile.
    • Betty Beshoar Art Studio – Room 700 • 502.682.9446 • Visit this working art studio featuring oil paintings & collages.
    • Gene Burch Studio – Room 603 • Purchase Gene Burch’s photographs of Frankfort and beyond at Shades of BLU Boutique.
    • Studio 710 – Room 710 • 859-913-5263 • http://karencareypaintings.com Features variety of oil paintings.
  • Nitro – 200 W Main •502.226.2400 • nitrooffrankfort.com Quaint boutique featuring fashionable clothing, unique accessories and artistic jewelry. Occasional special events during ArtWalk.
  • Old Capital Antiques – 231 W Broadway •502.223.3879 • Handcrafted items, collectibles, decorative accessories, mid-century antiques and an extensive collection of cameos are available.
  • Poor Richard’s Books – 233 W Broadway • 502-223-8010 • poorrichardsbooksky.com A “real” bookstore that specializes in Kentucky and regional authors. Special events during Art Walk including book signings.
  • Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum – 116 E 2nd St • 502-223-7475 • rebeccaruth.com Revolving exhibits of Kentucky art in the museum. Gift shop has original and print art for sale.
  • Rodger’s Studio – 224 W Main • 502.223.3123 • Meet Bill Rodgers and view his photographic images from in and around Frankfort, portraitures and more.
  • Shades of BLU Boutique – 300 St Clair Ste 102 • 502.468.2036 •This unique store offers the work of local and regional artists, photographers and craft artisans.
  • Simply Garden – 100 E Broadway • 502.545.8104 • https://www.facebook.com/Simplygardenky?fref=ts Unique home furnishings, accessories, garden themed gifts, and complete interior & year round garden design services are available.
  • The Eclectic Mix – 300 St. Clair St. • 502.382.7207 • www.facebook.com/TheEclecticMixStore
  • The Milam House – 308 Washington St • 502.226.6464 • themilamhouseflowers.com Family owned florist specializing in unique and artful arrangements and gifts.
  • The Woolery – 315 St Clair • 502.352.9800 • www.woolery.com A comprehensive store dedicated to the fiber arts. Available in the store are handcrafted work, fiber supplies, equipment, and a variety of classes.
  • Three Elements Designs – 332 St Clair • 502.418.2074 • threeelementsdesigns.com This working studio of Rob Kirkman features handcrafted furniture, custom carpentry and functional pieces.
  • Vibrant Life – 338 St Clair • 502.352.2452 • www.vibrantlifefrankfort.com Visit this holistic healing center that displays and sells a wide variety of 2 and 3-dimensional art from Frankfort and around the world.

Listing of art supporting venues in downtown Frankfort

  • Capital City Museum – 325 Ann St •502.696.0607 • www.capitalcitymuseum.com/ Special activities during ArtWalk may include performing arts and music.
  • Frankfort School of Ballet – 340 St Clair • 502.226.6443 • frankfortballet.com Featuring works of local and emerging artists. Exhibits change periodically.
  • Franklin County Judicial Center – 222 St Clair • 502.564.2278 • Displaying historic photographs courtesy of the Capital City Museum and Ky Historical Society, and modern photographs by Gene Burch.
  • Hill House – 214 W Second Featuring one-of-a-kind works and collectibles from local and regional artists (during ArtWalk)
  • Kentucky Historical Society – 100 W Broadway • 502.564.1792 • history.ky.gov Revolving exhibits that feature Kentucky artists and events.
  • Liberty Hall Historic Site – 202 Wilkinson St • 502.227.2560 • libertyhall.org National Historic Landmark featuring early Kentucky furnishings and art.
  • Paul Sawyier Public Library – 319 Wapping St • 502.352.2665 • www.pspl.org On exhibit are stained glass windows, batiks, Paul Sawyier paintings, prints, and work of local/regional artists.
  • Rhonda Gauthier Gallery – 115 Bridge St • 502.320.3856 • rhondaartist.com The Gallery exhibits oil paintings by impressionist artist Rhonda Gauthier and hosts music events featuring Sammy Coulter & Co.
  • The Grand Theatre Grand Gallery – 308 St Clair • 502.352.7469 • grandtheatrefrankfort.org Gallery space exhibiting the work of regional artists. Displays change quarterly.

 

Dining & Refreshment Options

  • Bourbon on Main – 103 W Main • 502.352.2720 • www.bourbononmain.com Enjoy pub grub extraordinaire, a stocked bourbon bar, rotating craft beers on tap and the works of local and emerging artists for sale.
  • Brick Alley – 325 St Clair • 502.875.2559 • Stop by the Brick for drinks and to enjoy the works of local artists during Art Walks
  • Buddy’s Pizza – 212 Broadway • 502.352.2920 • Handcrafted pizza, salad and sandwiches. Changing exhibits of local artists and student work are available for purchase. Check out the “Buddy” wall of local canine buddies.
  • Capital Cellars – 227 W Broadway • 502.352.2600 • capitalcellars.net Enjoy this unique bar and cafe that retails local and regional wines/bourbons and works from local and emerging artists.
  • Cascades Lounge at the Capital Plaza Hotel – 405 Wilkinson Blvd • www.capitalplazaky.com/restaurant/menus.htm Cascades offers a wide variety of wine and spirits.
  • Gibby’s – 204 Broadway • 502.223.4429 • eatatgibbys.com Serving fresh local food with an Italian theme. Live music on back patio and special events during Art Walk.
  • Kentucky Coffeetree Café – 235 W Broadway • 502-875-3009• kentuckycoffeetree.com Gourmet deli, dessert and coffee bar and local beer and cocktails. Changing exhibits of local and emerging artists.
  • La Fiesta Grande – 334 St Clair • 502.352.2395 • Authentic Mexican food in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy happy hour on the “mall” (outdoor seating).
  • Magee’s Bakery – 225 W Main • 502.223.7621 • facebook.com/mageesdoughnuts Local bakery specializing in custom cakes, delicious desserts, breakfast treats, and lunch. Hand blown candle holders available for sale.
  •  Mai-Siagon – 328 St Clair • 502.352.2420 • Authentic Vietnamese family owned restaurant and grocery store.
  • Rick’s White Light – 114 Bridge St • 502.696.9104 • whitelightdiner.com Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, this famous eatery has a kitschy decor with funky art covering the walls
  • Serafini – 243 Broadway • 502.875.5599 • serafinifrankfort.com Fine dining restaurant open for lunch and dinner exhibiting the works of noted Kentucky folk artists.
  • Subway – 238 W Main • 502.227.3275 • Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, made to order, salads and subs.
  •  The Meeting House B&B – 519 Ann St • 502.226.3226 • themeetinghousebandb.com Bed and Breakfast Inn in pre Civil War house. Enjoy home cooked meals with a northern flair.

= Art always available for sale

                     

103 Moore Drive • 502.564.5597• www.kecu.org

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Saturday, December 5, 5:30 pmThe 67th Annual Frankfort Jaycees Christmas Parade, downtown Frankfort, for more information, click HERE.

Frankfort Jaycees Christmas Parade - 12-6-15


Saturday, December 5, 1:00 – 4:00 pmFamily Fun Saturday: An ‘American’ Christmas, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway Street

Explore the variety of Christmas traditions that came to America from other countries, some of which evolved into distinctly American customs. From Santa Claus to carols, join us for a celebration, complete with food and crafts.

For kids ages 5-10 and their families. Free admission does not include Kentucky Historical Society museums.

http://history.ky.gov/event/family-fun-saturday-an-american-christmas/

Family Fun Saturday An American Christmas - 12-5-15


Saturday, December 5, 1:00 – 4:00 pmSaturday with Santa, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway Street

Everyone has holiday traditions. Children visit Santa. We watch favorite holiday movies when friends and family. Honor both traditions at one event. Children can chat with Santa, take a keepsake photo and craft an ornament. Then the whole family can see “White Christmas—The Exhibit.”
Free admission (does not include KHS museums and “White Christmas”).
Information: 502-564-1792

Saturday with Santa at the KHS - 12-5-15


Wednesday, December 9, 11:00 am – 2:00 pmFood for Thought | Irving Berlin’s White Christmas – the Exhibit, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway Street,

Join Heather French Henry for an exclusive tour of this special KHS holiday exhibit, featuring costumes, props and other items associated with the movie “White Christmas” like you’ve never before seen them. Henry will talk about how she and her husband, Steve, put together the largest “White Christmas” collection in the world and brought it to the Rosemary Clooney House in Augusta, Kentucky. Many of those items are in this exhibit.

Reservations required by Friday, Dec. 4.

$25 for KHS members; $30 for all other patrons.

KHS Food for Thought

Food for Thought - Irving Berlin’s White Christmas – the Exhibit - 12-9-15


Friday & Saturday, December 11 – 12 & 18-19, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Visit Santa at the Distillery, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season with Jolly old Saint Nick on December 11th & 12th and 18th & 19th in the Visitor Center from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Complimentary.

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Saturday, December 12, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm – “Reindeer Rampage” CrossFit Throwdown, at CrossFit Unbridled, 1671 Twighlight Trail #101

Order tickets via Eventbrite:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/reindeer-rampage-tickets-18191777095?aff=efbevent

Come join us for the “REINDEER RAMPAGE” Crossfit throwdown, Saturday December 12th.  Two person teams (M/M and F/F).  $100 per team.  Standard Crossfit movements are expected.  There will be the ability to scale movements, but those choosing to do so will default to scaled (which will be judged but there will not be places or podium spots).

Reindeer Rampage at CrossFit Unbridled - 12-12-15


Saturday, December 12, 1:00 pm – MET OperaThe Magic Flute, at the Grand Theatre,

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD.

An encore performance of the first ever Live in HD broadcast, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, will be presented in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, December 12.

The groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series to movie theaters in 2006, The Magic Flute enchanted opera lovers from around the world with the whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry of Julie Taymor’s hit production, presented in a shortened English-language version. Under the baton of Maestro James Levine, a winning ensemble cast – including Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Erika Miklosa, and René Pape – brings fresh life to Mozart’s timeless fairy tale.

Tickets: $23 Adult / $18 Student

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Saturday, December 12, 6:00 – 9:00 pm10th Annual YMCA Christmas Ball, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street

This is a festive holiday event for individuals with intellectual disabilities, their friends, family and caretakers.  The Christmas Ball is free of charge to all participants and includes live music, dancing, food/drinks, prizes, games, crafts, Santa, King and Queen award, event photographer and more!

To participate, sponsor, contribute or volunteer, contact Brent Wallace at the Frankfort YMCA at bwallace@frankfortymca.org.

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Sunday, December 13, 1:30 pm – Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”, at the Grand Theatre

Irving Berlin’s 1954 classic starring Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Vera-Ellen & Danny Kaye!

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

A Grand Theatre / Kentucky Historical Society Partnership

If you’re “dreaming of a White Christmas,”attend the special screening of the movie here at the Grand Theatre on Dec. 13 then tour the special exhibit at the Kentucky Historical Society You will see costumes, props and other items associated with the movie “White Christmas” like you’ve never before seen them. The Kentucky Historical Society has built this special holiday exhibit around items from the Rosemary Clooney House in Augusta, Kentucky. Feel like you’re “on the set” of this timeless classic. Hear the stories behind the objects. Perform your own dance number and become part of the cast in front of our green screen. You can even test your “White Christmas” knowledge. Join us to celebrate Rosemary Clooney and the connections the “girl singer” made for countless of people to her home state of Kentucky.

Tickets: $5 at the box office; get a $1 off coupon at KHS.

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Places to Go & Things to Do in Franklin County

Liberty Hall Historic Site

The ground of Livery hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. The visitor center and museum store at the Orlando Brown House is open Monday-Saturday, noon-4:00p.m. Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30p.m Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes. Tour Prices $6/Adult $3/Youth Free/Children under age 5.


Capital City Museum

The Capital City Museum is at 325 Ann Street in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.  Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.  It is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Call 502-696-0607.  Admission is free.  Operated by the City of Frankfort, Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History (aka The Kentucky History Center)

The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has been the headquarters for the Kentucky Historical Society since April 10, 1999. Covering much of a city block in downtown Frankfort, it provides space for permanent exhibits, museum and archival storage, educational activities, offices and special events (space rental is available). Its namesake, the late Thomas D. Clark, was former state historian and an instrumental partner in the building’s planning and development.  100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY  502-564-1792

Admission
Adults: $4
Youth (6-18): $2
Children (5 and under): FREE
KHS and KJHS members: FREE
Veterans: $3
Admission includes the entire KHS History Campus (KY History Center, KY Military History Museum, Old State Capitol)


Kentucky Military History Museum

This Greek Revival style building was the State Arsenal from the 1850s until the early 1970s when the Boone National Guard Center opened in Frankfort. During the Civil War, it served as a munitions factory where Frankfort women made ammunition for troops from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs created the Kentucky Military History Museum here in 1973.

KHS operates the Kentucky Military History Museum with the Kentucky Department for Military Affairs. Artifacts and documents help provide a full picture of Kentuckians military service.

125 E. Main St. | Frankfort, KY 40601


Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol is the third building to have served as Kentucky’s seat of government. Gideon Shryock, the state’s first native-born professionally trained architect, designed this Greek Revival building as a young man. Between 1830 and 1910, it saw many lively political debates as lawmakers grappled with issues of the day, including slavery and war.

After its use as State Capitol, the building served as headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society (1920-ca. 1968). Today, restored to the way it looked in the early 1850s, it houses the exhibit “Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures” and is open for tours through KHS.

300 W. Broadway | Frankfort, KY 40601


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