225 years ago today, the Commonwealth of Kentucky was born. Becoming the 15th state in the union, born of land that was originally a Virginia colony, Kentuckians have seen and caused change.
A new exhibit was unveiled today at the Kentucky Historical Society, as they celebrate 225 years of Kentucky history and the Kentuckians who made it. But they aren’t names like Paul Sawyier, Daniel Boone, or Muhammad Ali. No, you’ll find Kentuckians that are “identifiable” and not so well-known like Maggie Monin, Susanne Feliciano, and Allie Hixson. They are people who served. People who cared. People who made a difference, even if it was ever so slight. They are the people who did the right thing when no one was looking. They are what’s positive about being a Kentuckian. And they come from every region. The 35 people highlighted in this temporary exhibit entitled “People of Kentucky” is on display now at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History through October 14th.
The ribbon cutting held today to officially open the exhibit, also was held to celebrate Kentucky’s birth as a state. It’s fitting that they opened an exhibit dedicated to all Kentuckians from all walks of life, who have made the commonwealth what it is today.
To celebrate Kentucky’s 225th birthday, the Kentucky HIstorical Society is offering FREE admission to all of it’s properties now through Saturday, June 3, 2017. Admission to the all of the museum exhibits is free. Admission to the Old State Capitol is free. Admission to the Kentucky Military Museum is free. Admission to the latter two historic sites must be arranged at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. This is the perfect time to immerse yourself in Kentucky History!
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