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Capital Living…Covering Frankfort’s Social Scene – Upcoming Events

Welcome to Capital Living!!!  Our Commonwealth’s Capital City has events for everyone to enjoy year round.  Find out what’s going on in Frankfort/Franklin County and the surrounding areas.  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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September 2017

Monday, September 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pmGenealogy Conversations, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Come talk about what you’re currently working on, your successes, and your brick walls. It will be a give-and-take conversation — you might be able to help someone, and they might be able to help you. These Conversations will be led by Mark Kinnaird, who also teaches classes on the library’s genealogy databases. While Conversations will not be a class, we hope that participants will learn from each other through discussions.

For more information, please contact Mark at 502-352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org. And please share with friends who are interested in genealogy!

No registration
Sower Board Room


Monday, September 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Sumptuous Southern Supper 2017, at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington Street

The Sumptuous Southern Supper is an annual event where we, the Franklin County Women and Family Shelter supporters, share a night of southern hospitality with our community. There will be great BBQ provided by our local Staxx restaurant and delicious dessert minis provided by B’s Bakery. We will also have a short presentation about the shelter, a silent auction of delicious desserts, Carolyn’s Jewelry Kreations for sale, and much more!


Tuesday, September 19, 12:00 – 1:30 pm – Hidden in Plain Sight, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

Join the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce for September 19th at Noon for our September Membership Luncheon, where Guest Speaker, Kentucky State Police Trooper Robert Purdy will educate our community about the latest substance abuse trends, signs, and symptoms. This is a great opportunity for you, your business, and the community to build awareness of substance abuse risks and addiction. Come learn what is “Hiding In Plain Sight”.*Attorney General Andy Beshear has been invited to join us on this very important topic discussion. For more information visitwww.frankfortky.info or register by September 18th by calling 502-223-8261.


Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 – 7:30 pmA Look at Lexington Railroads, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

View footage of the C&O, L&N, and F&N railroads (1940-1960) in and around Lexington as filmed by Marion Eldridge, former stationmaster of Lexington Union Station. Presented by Charles Bogart.

For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

No registration required. Library Community Room.


Wednesday, September 20, 12:00 – 2:00 pmFood for Thought: “The Historic Kentucky Kitchen”, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway Street

Author Deirdre A. Scaggs will talk about “The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today’s Cook” in this Food for Thought program.

“The Historic Kentucky Kitchen” assembles more than 100 dishes from 19th and 20th-century Kentucky cooks. Deirdre A. Scaggs and Andrew W. McGraw collected recipes from handwritten books, diaries, scrapbook clippings and out-of-print cookbooks from the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections to bring together a variety of classic dishes, complete with descriptions of each recipe’s origin and helpful tips for the modern chef. The authors tested each dish and provide recipe modifications and substitutions for rare and hard-to-find ingredients.

Scaggs is interim dean of libraries at the University of Kentucky.

KHS members: $25. Others: $30

Price includes lunch.

Menu:

Fall Salad with Raspberry Dressing
Chicken Pot Pie
Corn Pudding
Green Bean Casserole
Yellow Corn Muffin
Molasses Cake
Iced Tea/Coffee/Water

Reservations required by Sept. 15. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.


Thursday, September 21, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – History Happy Hour, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Join Buffalo Trace and the Kentucky Historical Society for History Happy Hour. As the state celebrates National Bourbon Heritage Month and Kentucky’s 225th birthday, BT and KHS are opening their photograph collections for the public to view rarely seen images and share memories related to the photos. 5:30 – 7:30 in the Single Oak Room, Buffalo Trace Visitor Center. A tasting and light appetizers provided.


Thursday, September 21, 6:30 – 7:30 pmKentucky Book Group: Listen to Me, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard

In celebration of our state’s rich literary tradition, this book discussion group focuses on Kentucky authors, settings, and/or themes. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Library Community Room. New members are always welcome! If you have questions or wish to join, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Friday, September 22, 5:30 – 9:00 pm – Theatre on the River, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 West Main Street

The Two Villages written by Richard Cavendish, and directed by Karen Hatter.

A play about the renowned Frankfort artist, Paul Sawyier.

Kentucky Governors at a Glance written and directed by Sami Allison.

Performances are September 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23.

Come see The Two Villages at 5:30 pm. Then walk over to First Presbyterian Church, have 2 slices of Buddy’s Pizza and a drink for $5.

At 7:00 pm watch the second annual performance of KY: Governors at a Glance, at First Presbyterian Church.

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Friday, September 22, 7:00 – 9:30 pm – Mary Chapin Carpenter, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

Mary Chapin Carpenter is coming to Equus Run Vineyards on September 22! Come join us for an evening filled with good music, good friends and good food!

Tickets: $65 per person

4:30pm – Doors Open
4:30pm-6:30pm – Wine Tastings
5:30pm-7:30pm – Buffet Opens
7:00p – Concert begins

Get tickets HERE


Friday, September 22, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Bourbon and Black Jack, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping St

Love Bourbon and cards? Join us at The Lancaster for bourbon tastings, amazing unique signature bourbon cocktails, bourbon inspired foods, a live band, and casino type games. Casino games include poker, black jack, and craps tables that will be spread throughout the venue. This amazing experience is only a 2 night event so get your tickets quick before they are all sold out!

Tickets Include- Bourbon tastings, food, live band, and games. Full stocked cash bar is available for additional drinks.

For more information and tickets, click HERE


Saturday & Sunday, September 23 – 24All A Soccer Tournament, at Capitol View Park, Corner of St Hwy 676 and Glenn’s Creek Rd


Saturday, September 23, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm – 2017 Capital City SMASH, at CrossFit Unbridled, 770 Wilkinson Blvd

Join us for our 2nd Annual “Capital City SMASH” Crossfit throwdown, Saturday September 23rd.

Two person teams (M/M or F/F)
and NEW THIS YEAR – MASTERS!!!! (both members ages added together must equal 80+ as of Sept 23rd – M/M or F/F).

$100 per team (** $90 EARLY BIRD till August 25th **) . All teams will compete in 4 workouts (3 scheduled plus a floater). The top 3 teams will compete in a 5th Championship workout.

Minimum Work Requirements
Weights could get heavier in a ladder or one-rep max type wod
Unless explicitly stated, Masters and Open divisions should be prepared for the following:

All divisions:
Burpees
Rowing
Bike
Running
Pullups
Double Unders
Ring dips
Toes to Bar
Flip tires, push/pull sleds, sandbag carry, etc
Wallball 20/14 at 10’/9’
KB Swing (53/35)
KB Snatches (53/35)

Box jumps 24/20” – Masters can do step ups
Deadlift 225/155# – 185/115# (Masters)
Front/Back Squat 155/105# – 115/85# (Masters)
Push Press 135/95# – 95/65# (Masters)
Clean and Jerk 185/115# – 135/95# (Masters)
Snatch (any variation) 135/95# – 95/65# (Masters)
OHS 135/95# – 95/65# (Masters)
Thruster 135/95# – 95/65# (Masters)

HS Walks, HSPUs, Pistols, Rope Climb, C2Bs, MUs and other advanced movements may be in the Championship WOD. Masters may see C2Bs in the Championship WOD.

We are located on the beautify Kentucky River, with miles of paved running path just out the back door 😉 and Frankfort’s River View Park is just 400 yards away. 90+ dedicated parking spaces, large bathrooms, showers and plenty of space for teams to hang out between wods.

More info or register HERE


Saturday, September 23, 9:30 – 11:30 amKentucky Heirloom Seeds, at the Franklin County Farmers Market, Riverview Park, 404 Wilkinson Blvd

Bill Best and Dobree Adams will be at the Market with their book Kentucky Heirloom Seeds published by the University Press of Kentucky. They will be selling bean seeds, tomato seeds and books.


Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Walk In Workshop- Pinch Pot Monsters, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway

Walk In Workshop – Pinch Pot Monsters
$20

All Ages Welcome to this Mini Workshop where you will pinch a pot and create and paint your own pet monster who could have many different uses depending on size and form. This little guy will be ready in two weeks to hang out with you for Halloween!

Jody Jaques a local artist (Jaques Art Studio, Pocket of Pennies & Jaques Art Studio Jr. will be on hand directing and inspiring you to create.

For Material Prep it would be wonderful if you click above and let us know if you think you will be attending!!! Much Appreciated!

Ask any questions here or shoot them to Jody Jaques or Jaques Art Studio Jr!


Saturday, September 23, 12:30 – 8:00 pm – Stack talk, with Mack!, at Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

Have a conversation, with Mack!

We’re having a visiting steam engine again, for the FOURTH year in a row! We’ll host ‘Mack’, Jeddo Coal #85, for three weekends in September! This will be Mack’s debut appearance, as it has just recently been completely rebuilt.

Mack is an 0-4-0 saddle tank steam engine, built in 1928. It is the fourth traveling steam engine owned, rebuilt, and maintained, by John and Barney Gramling, a father and son outfit based in Indiana.

Come out to the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, and ride behind Mack! We’ll have two trains, departing at 2 pm and 5 pm, on each day, September 9 & 10, 16 & 17, and 23 & 24. Ticket prices range between $20 and $29.

Please see our website for more information and advance tickets!

http://bluegrassrailroad.com/#/steam-train-weekends/4589947559


Saturday, September 23, 5:30 – 9:00 pm – Theatre on the River, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 West Main Street

The Two Villages written by Richard Cavendish, and directed by Karen Hatter.

A play about the renowned Frankfort artist, Paul Sawyier.

Kentucky Governors at a Glance written and directed by Sami Allison.

Performances are September 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23.

Come see The Two Villages at 5:30 pm. Then walk over to First Presbyterian Church, have 2 slices of Buddy’s Pizza and a drink for $5.

At 7:00 pm watch the second annual performance of KY: Governors at a Glance, at First Presbyterian Church.

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Saturday, September 23, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Bourbon and Black Jack, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping St

Love Bourbon and cards? Join us at The Lancaster for bourbon tastings, amazing unique signature bourbon cocktails, bourbon inspired foods, a live band, and casino type games. Casino games include poker, black jack, and craps tables that will be spread throughout the venue. This amazing experience is only a 2 night event so get your tickets quick before they are all sold out!

Tickets Include- Bourbon tastings, food, live band, and games. Full stocked cash bar is available for additional drinks.

For more information and tickets, click HERE


Sunday, September 24, 12:30 – 4:00 pm – Stack talk, with Mack!, at Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

Have a conversation, with Mack!

We’re having a visiting steam engine again, for the FOURTH year in a row! We’ll host ‘Mack’, Jeddo Coal #85, for three weekends in September! This will be Mack’s debut appearance, as it has just recently been completely rebuilt.

Mack is an 0-4-0 saddle tank steam engine, built in 1928. It is the fourth traveling steam engine owned, rebuilt, and maintained, by John and Barney Gramling, a father and son outfit based in Indiana.

Come out to the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, and ride behind Mack! We’ll have two trains, departing at 2 pm and 5 pm, on each day, September 9 & 10, 16 & 17, and 23 & 24. Ticket prices range between $20 and $29.

Please see our website for more information and advance tickets!

http://bluegrassrailroad.com/#/steam-train-weekends/4589947559


Sunday, September 24, 3:00 pm – Capital Bowl Youth League, at Capital Bowl, 80 Anderson Rd

The Capital Bowl Youth Bowling League starts on the 24th of this month at 3 PM. We are asking anyone who doesn’t sign up ahead of time to arrive 20 minutes early. Anyone who is 4 – 20 years old as of August 1st can bowl (no experienced needed/no equipment needed). It is $10 per child per week, they bowl 24 weeks. If they can’t make it one of the Sundays we are allowing them to bowl before or afterward the week they can’t make. The league has certified coaches to help the kids and we are giving out scholarship money at the end of the league. All of this information and more is posted on our Facebook page: Sunday Afternoon Youth – Capital Bowl.

Thank you!!!! If you have any questions please feel free to email Brandi Wright on Facebook, or call @ (502) 598-6095.


Tuesday, September 26, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Rockin’ Thunder History Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

High adventure meets history when you board Rockin’ Thunder’s new 20-passenger jet boat for a Kentucky River History and Nature Tour. Enjoy expert narration by exceptional guides conducting memorable and entertaining tours of the family’s opulent late 18th century city house and rustic 19th Century country estate.

First, meet at Liberty Hall, the 1796 home of Kentucky’s first US Senator, John Brown. You’ll learn about early Kentucky life and the Brown family’s connection to the river. A light breakfast includes our exclusive Liberty Hall Tea and local Bourbon Barrel Coffee from Kentucky Knows and breakfast breads.

After a short van ride to the Kentucky River View Park, you’ll board the jet boat and leave Frankfort behind. Your Captains, Paul and Jane will delight you with river stories and lore, as well as pointing out important landmarks. Along the way you will lock through two dams built in 1838 and perhaps spot Bald Eagles and more Kentucky wildlife.

Your down-river trip ends at Blue Wing, the Brown family’s 1850 peach plantation and summer retreat near Gratz, now lovingly restored by Doug and Kathleen Martin. While there you’ll enjoy a locally catered lunch and live music. Good food, great scenery, history and fun!

This special tour is a fundraising partnership with Rockin’ Thunder and Blue Wing Landing. Tickets for this charity fundraiser are $250 with $100 of that fully tax deductible as a donation to Liberty Hall Historic Site. For information on tax deductions, please call (502) 227-2560.

Get tickets HERE

Check out the video below


Wednesday, September 27, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Rockin’ Thunder History Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

High adventure meets history when you board Rockin’ Thunder’s new 20-passenger jet boat for a Kentucky River History and Nature Tour. Enjoy expert narration by exceptional guides conducting memorable and entertaining tours of the family’s opulent late 18th century city house and rustic 19th Century country estate.

First, meet at Liberty Hall, the 1796 home of Kentucky’s first US Senator, John Brown. You’ll learn about early Kentucky life and the Brown family’s connection to the river. A light breakfast includes our exclusive Liberty Hall Tea and local Bourbon Barrel Coffee from Kentucky Knows and breakfast breads.

After a short van ride to the Kentucky River View Park, you’ll board the jet boat and leave Frankfort behind. Your Captains, Paul and Jane will delight you with river stories and lore, as well as pointing out important landmarks. Along the way you will lock through two dams built in 1838 and perhaps spot Bald Eagles and more Kentucky wildlife.

Your down-river trip ends at Blue Wing, the Brown family’s 1850 peach plantation and summer retreat near Gratz, now lovingly restored by Doug and Kathleen Martin. While there you’ll enjoy a locally catered lunch and live music. Good food, great scenery, history and fun!

This special tour is a fundraising partnership with Rockin’ Thunder and Blue Wing Landing. Tickets for this charity fundraiser are $250 with $100 of that fully tax deductible as a donation to Liberty Hall Historic Site. For information on tax deductions, please call (502) 227-2560.

Get tickets HERE

Check out the video below


Thursday, September 28, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm – A Passion for Service, at the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce, 100 Capital Avenue, 2nd Floor

A* PASSION FOR SERVICE *

Why do so many companies put more emphasis on attracting new customers than keeping the ones they already have?

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, we are presenting one of the top workshops in the nation for our members: A Passion for Service ®

Here are the shocking facts:

FACT: A study of over 500 retailers and restaurants revealed that service is lacking in most businesses. 97% of companies studied failed mostly on lack of courtesy, skimpy product knowledge, not listening, no respect or negative attitudes.

FACT: Courting new business can cost up to five times more than strengthening relationships with current clients.

FACT: 96% of unhappy customers never complain about discourtesy, but 91% of them will not buy again from a business that offended them.

FACT: Customers can now instantly blast their anger through Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and it can go viral in your community!!

If you want to reduce lost sales and create lifetime loyal customers,
THIS IS THE WORKSHOP!

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Where: Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, KY
Time: 8:00AM-11:00AM and (repeat session) 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Two identical sessions are offered so you can send half your staff AM and half PM!

Registration Fee: (Members by 9/21) $109.00 per person or $99.00 each, 5 or more

(After 9/21) $129.00 each or $119.00 each, 5 or more
(Non-Member) $199.00 per person

To Register: Call (502) 223-8261 or Fax (502)223-5942
or email: chamber@frankfortky.info
For more information visit: www.apassionforservice.com

Get your tickets HERE


Thursday, September 28, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Rockin’ Thunder History Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

High adventure meets history when you board Rockin’ Thunder’s new 20-passenger jet boat for a Kentucky River History and Nature Tour. Enjoy expert narration by exceptional guides conducting memorable and entertaining tours of the family’s opulent late 18th century city house and rustic 19th Century country estate.

First, meet at Liberty Hall, the 1796 home of Kentucky’s first US Senator, John Brown. You’ll learn about early Kentucky life and the Brown family’s connection to the river. A light breakfast includes our exclusive Liberty Hall Tea and local Bourbon Barrel Coffee from Kentucky Knows and breakfast breads.

After a short van ride to the Kentucky River View Park, you’ll board the jet boat and leave Frankfort behind. Your Captains, Paul and Jane will delight you with river stories and lore, as well as pointing out important landmarks. Along the way you will lock through two dams built in 1838 and perhaps spot Bald Eagles and more Kentucky wildlife.

Your down-river trip ends at Blue Wing, the Brown family’s 1850 peach plantation and summer retreat near Gratz, now lovingly restored by Doug and Kathleen Martin. While there you’ll enjoy a locally catered lunch and live music. Good food, great scenery, history and fun!

This special tour is a fundraising partnership with Rockin’ Thunder and Blue Wing Landing. Tickets for this charity fundraiser are $250 with $100 of that fully tax deductible as a donation to Liberty Hall Historic Site. For information on tax deductions, please call (502) 227-2560.

Get tickets HERE

Check out the video below


Friday, September 29, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm – Kentucky Veterans Hall Of Fame United We Stand Golf Scramble, at the Juniper Hill Golf Course, 800 Louisville Road

The Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame invites you to join us for our United We Stand Golf Scramble! Located at the beautiful Juniper Hills Golf Course, 800 Louisville Rd, Frankfort, KY. Registration and breakfast opens at 7am and teeing off at 8am. Come participate in our hole prizes, silent auction, and more. Price includes breakfast, lunch and all green and cart fees.

Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring those who have fought for our country and went above and beyond in serving their community. Funds raised are greatly appreciated and will assist in covering these cost.

Sponsor opportunities available. Please contact cwilliams@eventsunlimitedllc.com for more information.

Register HERE


Friday, September 29, 10:00 am – 3:00 pmLife Fair for Seniors, at Fit-Time for Women, 102 Brighten Park Blvd.


Friday, September 29, 1:30 – 6:30 pm – 2017- WeWannaPlay Black Cat Golf Scramble, at the Juniper Hill Golf Course, 800 Louisville Road

Come join us as we celebrate our 21ST Annual Black Cat and help raise monies for “WEWANNAPLAY”. Reserve a spot for your team as soon as possible and no later than Monday, SEPTEMBER 18, if possible. Individual handicaps or average individual scores will be needed.

Lunch Served 12-1:30 PM
*Shotgun Start 1:30 PM

4 Person Team – Best Ball
$50 per player – includes green fee, cart, food, and drink
Overall “Team” 1st Place Low Net – Individual “Black Cat” Jackets
Overall “Team” 1st Place Low Gross – Individual “Black Cat” Jackets
14 – Individual Prize Holes


Friday, September 29, 6:00 – 10 :00 pm – The Market SeptemberSt. Clair Street, Downtown Frankfort

The Market is a pop-up, open air makers-market located along historic St. Clair Street in Frankfort, KY. Presented by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Capital Lodge, The Market is held the last Friday (except holidays) of each month from June through November from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. While primarily serving as a platform for Frankfort community businesses, local artists, and nonprofits, The Market attempts to highlight the many talented and creative people in our community in a new and unique event format.

To make The Market possible, St. Clair Street from Main to Broadway will be temporarily closed to traffic. The Street will be lined with vendor booths, and the streetscape transformed. Vendors are asked to join us and sell their creations with preference given to local businesses. Additionally, a biergarten will be set up for patrons to enjoy on the street. Music from local and regional bands will complete each event.

While a fundraiser for the Odd Fellows Capital Lodge of Frankfort, the Makers Market is intended as a forum for community development. One tenant of Odd Fellowship is to “elevate the character of mankind” and we hope The Market helps build a stronger and more vibrant community. Please contact us for more information about The Market as we work to develop each event. Each event is free and open to the public. We hope o see you at the next Market.

Join us for a fun filled evening complete with crafts, food, and beer, the last Friday of each month June – November. We hope to see you for the next Market, June 30, 6-10pm.

Download The Market Info HERE

Want to be a vendor at “The Market” in Downtown Frankfort?

Download The Market Application HERE


Friday, September 29, 7:30 – 10:00 pm – Jammin’ with the Mayor and the Louisville Crashers, at the Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway

A FREE CONCERT on the OLD STATE CAPITOL LAWN

Join us for a special event with the Mayor Bill May of Frankfort and the Louisville Crashers. Open to all runners, friends, and family soak up the atmosphere of historic downtown Frankfort before the race! Runners will have access to a VIP tent and light refreshments, but please bring your bib or a photo of your KY History Half Marathon/10K/5K race bib!

West 6th beer will be available for purchase in front of the Old State Capitol Lawn.

There will be a children’s activity from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm on the Old State Capitol lawn.


Saturday, September 30, 8:00 – 11:00 am Kentucky History Half Marathon, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

The KY History Half is the Commonwealth’s only half marathon that celebrates Kentucky’s history.  Plus, we offer fun events for the entire family, so pack up your running shoes and the kids, too, and head for beautiful Frankfort, Ky, to take on the greatest half in history!

Learn more here.


Saturday, September 30, 9:30 – 11:00 amBreakfast with a Book: Soul on Ice, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver

Breakfast with a Book is for readers who enjoy a variety of good books in both fiction and nonfiction genres. The group meets every five weeks on Saturday morning at 9:30am for a continental breakfast and book discussion. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org.


Saturday, September 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


October 2017

Friday, October 6, 7:30 – 10:00 pmOne Night in Memphis, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

This theatrical tribute features Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins when all four were fledgling performers ready to explode. $45/$35/$30 Sponsored by Bill & Marie Cull

Get tickets HERE


Saturday, October 7, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 1st Annual Rebecca Ruth Vendor Fair, Behind Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory, 116 E 2nd Street

Eat, shop, and enjoy! Come out and support local businesses. We will have vendors, a food truck, and a bounce house for the kids. There will also be a drawing. Every Rebecca Ruth Candy Shop receipt will be entered to win $50 cash. You do not have to be present to win. Let’s make this 1st Annual Vendor Fair amazing!

Confirmed Vendors:

Senegence/Lipsense- Tammy Haney Crowder
Lularoe- Candice Fogle Black
Abundant Joy Jewelry- Alysin Montgomery
Delicate Designs by Donna- Donna Gribbins
Usborne Books- Gabrielle Gordon
NuSkin- Lisa Weathers Martin
Custom Creations 3- Kim Sage-Sowder
Handmade Crafts- Orvilla Haydon
Refind- Leslie Saunders
Plunder Design- Pam Rice
Pink Zebra- Sharon Pendleton
Younique- Cheryl Douthitt
Underground Foods- Jessica Casey
Riley Bugs Boutique- Bethany Hurt
Scentsy- Katie Holt
Matilda Jane- Matilda Jane Trunk Keeper Sami Kaye Smith #398232
Brew-Tiful Coffee- Penny Smith
The String Boutique- Maya Lynae
Mary Kay- Cheryl McKeown Adams


Saturday, October 7, 12:30 – 4:00 pm – Pumpkin Patch Train Ride, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

Purchase Tickets at Bluegrass Railroad Museum and catch the train!

http://www.bgrm.org/ Special pumpkin patch train ride from Bluegrass Railroad Museum with a stop made at Abbott Station- Life Adventure Center. Visit the pumpkin patch, drink complimentary cocoa & roast a marshmallow around the campfire. Donations accepted to help support Life Adventure Center programs for underserved kids & Veterans.


Tuesday – Saturday, October 10 – 14 – GIANT Fall Book Sale, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library
GIANT Fall Book Sale
Oct 10-14
Library Community Room
319 Wapping St, Frankfort, KY 40601

No book or media will be priced over $1!
(no book lover can resist such a bargain!!!)

The first day of the sale, Tuesday,
is limited to Friends members,
including new friends who buy a membership at the door!
The “Friends only” night is a very popular event!
If you have never attended,
plan on stopping by to see what all the excitement is about!
New annual memberships and renewals will be available
at the Community Room entrance
for just $5 for individuals, $10 for families,
and $3.00 for seniors and students!

The sale will be open to the general public all day,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!

Paperback books are 25 cents,
large paperbacks are 50 cents,
and hardback books are $1.00!

Saturday is bag/box day for everyone!
Everything you can fit in a bag is just $2,
and everything you can fit in a box is just $5!!!
There is no limit on the number of bags and boxes!!!
It doesn’t get any better than that,
unless, of course, the book you wanted was sold before Saturday!

Sale days and hours:

. . . . . Tuesday, October 10, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friends Preview Day

. . . . . Wednesday, October 11, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Thursday, October 12, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Friday, October 13, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Saturday, October 14, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, General Public, Bag and Box Day

So, mark your calendar!!!
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the sale!


Friday, October 13, 7:30 – 8:30 am – Chamber 101, at the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce, 100 Capital Avenue, 2nd Floor

Whether you are a prospective member, new member,
or a long-time member; Chamber 101 is an opportunity
for you to learn more about how to get involved with
upcoming event and opportunities.

Learn how to take full advantage of your membership benefits, learn what benefits are best for you and how you can leverage your membership to make an impact. See a return on your investment.

This is also the perfect opportunity to network with other business professionals.


Thursday, October 12, 7:30 – 10:00 pmQueen Machine, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

This Danish touring tribute show Queen Machine brings the explosive Freddy Mercury and Queen to the stage with all their hits from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “We are the Champions” and more. $45/$40/$30


Friday – Saturday, October 13 – 14 – Bourbonanza 2017, at the Kentucky Historical Society (Friday) & Downtown Frankfort (Saturday)

Friday Oct. 13th – Spirits Soiree (ticketed event, purchase tickets below)

The Spirits Soiree will be held at the Kentucky Historical Society from 7pm-10pm. Local distilleries, wineries and breweries will be featured along with live music by Stirfry Musette, catered hors d’oeuvres and samplings of “Kentucky Proud” products. The highlight of the evening is a live auction of rare bourbons. Revelers can continue celebrating at various after parties around downtown. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. The event is limited to 500 people.

Get event tickets HERE

Saturday Oct. 14th – Spirits Stroll (kid friendly, free admission, festival like atmosphere)

The Spirits Stroll will be held from 11am – 7pm in the heart of downtown Frankfort, on St. Clair Street between Main and Broadway. Local merchants, restaurants and bars will feature specials and spirits-themed merchandise and events. Local distilleries, wineries and breweries will be serving libations along with bourbon related demonstrations. There will be food, live music, shopping and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Bourbonanza is a non-profit fundraiser for DFI that works in conjunction with The Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism Commission to promote Frankfort and it’s unique link to the spirits industry in Kentucky.


Saturday, October 14, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Storytime and Keepsake, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway

Join us as we read, a great story about a Mom’s love for her little owl. Keep the book and paint your own clay owl keepsake.$20.00. Additional owls , both Mommy and baby sized will be available for $5.00 each. Pre-register by Sept 16th to take your book home the day of the event. Registrations after sept 16, book will be available with the fired baked keepsakes, approximately 2-3 weeks after event.To pre-pay register with pay pal at paypal.me/bisbister or message Beverly Isbister.


Saturday, October 14, 4:30 – 7:30 pm – Mindful Nature Photography Workshop – October, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd

Mindful Nature Photography Workshop – October

for Teens and Adults

Immerse yourself in the natural world and express the wonders and delights you find there through photography. Don’t let gadgets get in your way! Learn to use your camera as a meditative tool for eliminating distractions and focusing on what is important.

You may want to register for more than one (offered throughout the year) so you can build on the work, ideas and skills you develop during each workshop.

This workshop will provide:

one-on-one tutoring on how to use your camera effectively
fun and inspirational nature connection activities
exploration of the park with technical support nearby
print making with plant materials

Workshop Fee

$50 which includes personalized instruction and any additional materials or supplies, such as photo paper for making sunprints, etc. Space is limited, so please register in advance to save your spot!

Scholarships are available for participants in need of financial assistance. For more information about a scholarship application, please email JSP through our website here: josephinesculpturepark.org/contact

Supplies & Equipment

Participants may use their own digital camera or borrow a Canon Powershot A800 (digital point-and-shoot). If you use your own camera, please make sure to charge your battery, bring an extra battery, and have available memory on your card. If you have a user’s manual for your camera, please bring it.

Bring snacks and water, and dress for walking in grassy areas. Check the weather forecast and be prepared to be photographing outdoors regardless of the weather. Cancellation due to severe weather will be posted on JSP’s Facebook page and website.

Instructor

Karen Lanier is a naturalist, photographer, author, and environmental educator. She has led youth photography classes since 2011, and reminds everyone to playfully explore the outdoors with child-like curiosity.

For more information, please email JSP through our contact page on our website here: josephinesculpturepark.org/contact


Sunday, October 15, 11:00 amThe Commonwealth Cup, A Vintage Baseball Tournament, at Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Road

Featuring:

The Bluegrass Barons (Lexington, KY)

The Hog N’ Hominy Picked Nine (Nashville, TN)

The Wolverine Club (Taylor, MI)


Sunday, October 15, 1:00 – 7:00 pm – Paddle-Palooza 2017, at River View Park, 404 Wilkinson Blvd

Paddle-Palooza is a FREE, fun, and family oriented event along the banks for the beautiful Kentucky River in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Paddlepalooza was one of the most successful padding events ever on the Kentucky River when it was offered over a decade ago!

Wind down your paddling season with a group float on the beautiful Kentucky River. Two group trips will be offered this day; one heading to Buffalo Trace Distillery through Lock and Dam Number 4. And the other tour heading upstream to see the 6 bridges of Frankfort.

We will have two guided tours throughout the day.

Beginning at 12 PM, we will have our first group putting in at the River View Park Boat Dock, paddling down river to Lock and Dam Number 4, locking though, taking out at the Buffalo Trace Distillery Boat Ramp, shuttled to the distillery for a tour of the grounds, then back to the river to lock back through and finish back at the beginning. 

Beginning at 2:30 pm, we will have a tour heading upstream to see the 6 bridges of Frankfort. Also learn a bit about the water quality, history of the river and the town, and more. Both trips will conclude by 4:00 PM.

At 4:00, the fun is not over! Heath & Molly, a very well know Kentucky Roots band from Rumsey Kentucky will be providing some awesome live music. They even have a few songs about our own local Elkhorn Creek!

Food trucks will be available all day selling bar-b-que, burgers, drinks and more. But feel free to bring the lawn chairs, some snacks and drinks and enjoy a day on the water with friends. Might be the last time this year!

Rental canoes and kayaks will be made available. Advanced reservations for rentals are required. Make rental reservations by going to our website and making them, or by contacting CKY at either: 

info@canoeky.com
502 227 4492
888 CANOE KY

Bring your own boat FREE OF CHARGE, or Canoe Kentucky will have rental available by reservation only.

Thanks to Canoe KentuckyFrankfort Parks and Recreation, and the City of Frankfort for this fun community event.


Sunday, October 15, 7:30 – 10:00 pmJack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

America’s most revered wild animal expert brings his signature cheetah and a cadre of wild animals to the Grand to educate us on going Into the Wild. $55/$45/$35

Get tickets HERE


Monday – Sunday, October 16 – 22Kentucky State University Homecoming Week 2017, hosted by Kentucky State University400 E Main St, Frankfort, Kentucky

Thorobreds, brace yourself for an experience like no other – Homecoming 2017! Events kick off Monday, Oct. 16.

Here’s what’s happening: http://kysu.edu/2017/08/09/kentucky-state-university-announces-homecoming-2017/


Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 – 10:00 pmThe Princess Bride (1987) Rated PG, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Classic Film Series. While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. $8

Get tickets HERE


Wednesday, October 18, 7:30 – 10:00 pmWynonna & The Big Noise, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Wynonna’s “Roots & Revival Tour” comes to the Grand. The tour explores the past, present and future of her extensive 33-year career, which is firmly planted in Country music. $75/$70/$55 Sponsored by Bill & Kay Kirkland

Get tickets HERE


Thursday, October 19, 6:30 – 7:30 pmKentucky Book Group: Hillbilly Elegy, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

In celebration of our state’s rich literary tradition, this book discussion group focuses on Kentucky authors, settings, and/or themes. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Library Community Room. New members are always welcome! If you have questions or wish to join, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Friday, October 20, 3:00 – 8:00 pm – Thorobred Run DAY Party, at Berry Hill Mansion, 700 Louisville Rd

Thorobred Run Day Party serves as a means to provide social and financial contributions to enhance and support the undergraduate student & alumni experience.


Saturday, October 21, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – 3rd Annual Peaks Mill Day, 7338 Peaks Mill Rd, Frankfort

Please come join us for food, live music (featuring Scott Perry), car cruise, corn hole tournament, kids activities and a great time.


Saturday, October 21, 9:00 pm – 2:00 am – “The K List Event” #TheReturn2017, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway Street

Fundraiser/Social – A portion of your ticket is tax deductible (Benjamin F. Shobe Scholarship Endowment)
Cash Bar / Cigar Lounge / Hors d’oeuvres / Live DJ / Mature
VIP Tables Available! – Limited Quantities
The Kentucky Historical Society
100 W. Broadway Frankfort, KY 40601 (Downtown)
Must be 30 years of age or older to enter.
*All proceeds go toward student scholarships


Friday, October 27, 6:00 – 10 :00 pmThe Market OctoberSt. Clair Street, Downtown Frankfort

The Market is a pop-up, open air makers-market located along historic St. Clair Street in Frankfort, KY. Presented by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Capital Lodge, The Market is held the last Friday (except holidays) of each month from June through November from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. While primarily serving as a platform for Frankfort community businesses, local artists, and nonprofits, The Market attempts to highlight the many talented and creative people in our community in a new and unique event format.

To make The Market possible, St. Clair Street from Main to Broadway will be temporarily closed to traffic. The Street will be lined with vendor booths, and the streetscape transformed. Vendors are asked to join us and sell their creations with preference given to local businesses. Additionally, a biergarten will be set up for patrons to enjoy on the street. Music from local and regional bands will complete each event.

While a fundraiser for the Odd Fellows Capital Lodge of Frankfort, the Makers Market is intended as a forum for community development. One tenant of Odd Fellowship is to “elevate the character of mankind” and we hope The Market helps build a stronger and more vibrant community. Please contact us for more information about The Market as we work to develop each event. Each event is free and open to the public. We hope o see you at the next Market.

Join us for a fun filled evening complete with crafts, food, and beer, the last Friday of each month June – November. We hope to see you for the next Market, June 30, 6-10pm.

Download The Market Info HERE

Want to be a vendor at “The Market” in Downtown Frankfort?

Download The Market Application HERE


Friday, October 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Kid’s Candy Laboratory – A Halloween Event, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

DESCRIPTION:

Science mixed with candy, is there a more fun combination!?! This amazing Halloween event is not only yummy but also interactive. Kids participate in themed interactive stations and get to make their own candy to take home. Stations include: Dino-World, Build Your Own Ice Cream Bar, Girl Power, Retro (70s and 80s), I Dare You (spicy, gross, sour, slime etc.), Eat My Bubbles, and TV Mania! Additional spaces include a kids friendly Signature Beverage Bar (signature drinks are an additional fee, lemonade and water will be provided for no additional charge), and Dance mania station!

Get tickets HERE


Friday, October 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia At The Distillery: Evening #1, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s a night of dinner, drams and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During your dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out “who did it!” In between acts, enjoy a tasting with our award-winning products.

6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner/Event. Costumes encouraged. $65 per person.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 5th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


Friday, October 27, 7:00 – 10:00 pmBlack Cat Chase 5K, at the Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway

The Black Cat Chase 5K Fun Run/Walk is one of the regions most popular and entertaining races. This traditional race is filled with fun and excitement for both the race participants and spectators! With the Halloween themed festivities, such as costumes, Halloween music and more; this is a great event for the entire family.

Whether you choose to participate by yourself, with a friend or spouse, school or work group, or with the whole family, the Black Cat Chase 5K will be sure to deliver high quality entertainment for everyone involved!

Sign up HERE


Saturday, October 28, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Walk In Workshop – Trees in the Style of Linda Bristow, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway

Walk In Workshop – Trees in the Style of Linda Bristow
$20

All Ages Welcome to this Mini Workshop where you will use texture and color to build a Tree out of Slabs. In two weeks your tree will be ready to remind you of spring, a walk in the woods, or a holiday memory.

Jody Jaques a local artist (Jaques Art Studio, Pocket of Pennies & Jaques Art Studio Jr. will be on hand directing and inspiring you to create.

For Material Prep it would be wonderful if you click above and let us know if you think you will be attending!!! Much Appreciated!

Ask any questions here or shoot them to Jody Jaques or Jaques Art Studio Jr!


Saturday, October 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Kid’s Candy Laboratory – A Halloween Event, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

DESCRIPTION:

Science mixed with candy, is there a more fun combination!?! This amazing Halloween event is not only yummy but also interactive. Kids participate in themed interactive stations and get to make their own candy to take home. Stations include: Dino-World, Build Your Own Ice Cream Bar, Girl Power, Retro (70s and 80s), I Dare You (spicy, gross, sour, slime etc.), Eat My Bubbles, and TV Mania! Additional spaces include a kids friendly Signature Beverage Bar (signature drinks are an additional fee, lemonade and water will be provided for no additional charge), and Dance mania station!

Get tickets HERE


Saturday, October 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia At The Distillery: Evening #2, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s a night of dinner, drams and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During your dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out “who did it!” In between acts, enjoy a tasting with our award-winning products.

6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner/Event. Costumes encouraged. $65 per person.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 5th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


Sunday, October 29, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kid’s Candy Laboratory – A Halloween Event, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

DESCRIPTION:

Science mixed with candy, is there a more fun combination!?! This amazing Halloween event is not only yummy but also interactive. Kids participate in themed interactive stations and get to make their own candy to take home. Stations include: Dino-World, Build Your Own Ice Cream Bar, Girl Power, Retro (70s and 80s), I Dare You (spicy, gross, sour, slime etc.), Eat My Bubbles, and TV Mania! Additional spaces include a kids friendly Signature Beverage Bar (signature drinks are an additional fee, lemonade and water will be provided for no additional charge), and Dance mania station!

Get tickets HERE


November 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm – 2017 First Christian Church Annual Bazaar & Chili Luncheon, at the First Christian Church Frankfort, 316 Ann Street

JOIN US!

Who: Everyone is invited!
What: Annual Bazaar and Chili Luncheon
When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
10am-3pm Annual Bazaar (free admission)
11am-1:30pm Chili Luncheon ($6 suggested donation)
Where: First Christian Church (2nd floor)
Why: The proceeds from last year’s event went to support:
-The Women’s Shelter and Family Abuse Services
-Love Gifts to each of our College Students
-FCC Property Committee
-Women’s Retreat Scholarships
-Phillip Fall Library
-Youth Mission Trip Sponsors
-a new stroller for New Horizons Child Development Center
….and more!

***We will offer vendor booths again this year for your holiday shopping needs – you won’t want to miss this lineup!


Saturday, November 4, 9:30 – 11:00 amBreakfast with a Book: A Pearl in the Storm, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure

Breakfast with a Book is for readers who enjoy a variety of good books in both fiction and nonfiction genres. The group meets every five weeks on Saturday morning at 9:30am for a continental breakfast and book discussion. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org.


Thursday, November 16, 6:30 – 7:30 pmKentucky Book Group: The Sport of Kings, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan

In celebration of our state’s rich literary tradition, this book discussion group focuses on Kentucky authors, settings, and/or themes. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Library Community Room. New members are always welcome! If you have questions or wish to join, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


December 2017

Saturday, December 9, 9:30 – 11:00 amBreakfast with a Book: Payne Hollow, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Payne Hollow by Harlan Hubbard

Breakfast with a Book is for readers who enjoy a variety of good books in both fiction and nonfiction genres. The group meets every five weeks on Saturday morning at 9:30am for a continental breakfast and book discussion. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org.


Saturday, December 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


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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