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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!

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6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

Adult $4.00
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)

Annual Memberships
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)

Salato Wildlife Education Brochure 2011-2

Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

For More Information call (502)564-7863 or 1(800)858-1549

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Beginner’s Yoga, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Tai Chi, 12:05 – 1:00 pm, Meditation, 5:00 – 5:30 pm, All Levels Flow Yoga, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Tai Chi, 5:45 – 6:45 pm. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. 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.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday


(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $4 | Youth (6-18): $2 | Veterans: $3
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – ‘Lincoln’ and the 13th Amendment, at Kentucky State University, 400 East Main Street, at Hathaway Hall 123

Kentucky State University will host “The Spring Colloquium: On the 150th Anniversary of the 13thAmendment” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at Hathaway Hall 123. The public is invited to attend this discussion.

The event will feature excerpts from the Steven Spielberg film, “Lincoln” followed by a panel discussion featuring KSU associate professors Dr. Cynthia Shelton, Dr. Elgie McFayden, and Dr. Peter A. Smith.

The event’s topic “Were Black People Actually Freed by the 13th Amendment?” will address the abolishment of slavery in 1865. The panelists will discuss how the effects of slavery and of the ensuing history of racism are still present in American society.

‘Lincoln’ and the 13th Amendment at KSU - 4-21-16

1:30 pm – Guided Tour of Historic Liberty Hall, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street.

Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30 pm. Tours by appointment may be made during normal office hours with advance notice of 7 days. Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes, ending in the museum store.  Las paseos en Español disponibles con cita; habla con Becky Shipp.

The grounds of Liberty Hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. Photographers are welcome with a pass; click here to read more about our photo policy.

Tour Prices

$6 for adults (18+)
$3 for youth (age 5-18)
Free for children (under age 5)
Free for Friends of Liberty Hall (click here to learn more about becoming a Friend)

School tours must be scheduled in advance.  The fee for school tours is $3.00 per child.  One chaperon per every 10 children is free; each additional adult pays $5.00. To schedule a school tour, call (502) 227-2560 or contact us by email.


The first floor of the Orlando Brown House is wheelchair accessible via a ramp on Wapping Street, adjacent to the building. A handicapped-accessible restroom is also available at the Orlando Brown House.  Please call for more information. Liberty Hall is not wheelchair accessible.

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

Click HERE for special Spring 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Happy Hour, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Buy one get one half price on wine by the glass from 4-6 pm.

Prodigy Winery Logo

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway.

5:30 pm – 58th Farm/City Banquet, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero

58th Farm-City Banquet at the Frankfort Convention Center - 4-21-16

6:00 pm – The Great Debate, at Kentucky State University, 400 East main Street, at Bradford Hall Auditorium

Kentucky State University political science professor Dr. Wilfred Reilly will go head to head in a political debate with one of the nation’s best-known white nationalists Jared Taylor at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at Bradford Hall.  The public is encouraged to attend this free event.

KSU Debate - 4-21-16

6:30 pm – Trivia, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

7:00 pm – 2016 Envision Awards, at the Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St. Third floor., Celebrating projects, people and policies that promote a healthy, beautiful and thriving community.

7:00 pm – Art & Architecture: Renoir – Revered and Reviled, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Renoir: Revered and Reviled.  Discover the story of one of the most influential artists of all time, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, through Phil Grabsky’s Exhibition on Screen series. Picasso collected more of his works than any other artist. Matisse and Monet revered him. He was an artist that was instrumental in creating the Impressionist movement, but then rejected it and went in a completely new direction – with extraordinary results.

The Barnes Collection in Philadelphia has more Renoirs than any other gallery in the world and it’s there that the search begins to tell the remarkable story of this remarkable artist.

Tickets: $15 Adult / $10 Student

About Art & Architecture

Art & Architecture in Cinema (AAIC) series brings the world’s greatest works of art, and their environs, to theaters around the country. You will enjoy unprecedented HD big screen access into the lives of renowned artists, their art, and the fabulous museums and galleries that are not only the custodians of such masterpieces, but works of art in their own right.

Renoir - Revered and Reviled at The Grand Theatre - 4-21-16

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926

DJ Music Night, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

2016 Capital Expo Idol, at Mac-A-Doos

Expo Idol Tryouts for Capital City Expo 2016

9:00 – 10:30 pm – Wald N Inappropiate Comedy Show, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

Wald N Inappropiate Comedy Show at Bourbon Street on Main - 4-21-16

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Thursday Highlights brought to you by:

The Kentucky Historical Society

“Made By History”