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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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January 2018

Thursday, January 4, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Film Discussion Group: Black Orpheus, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Black Orpheus directed by Marcel Camus

A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.

The Film Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30pm. Each member receives a copy of that month’s film to watch at home. At our meeting, we will then discuss things we liked, things we didn’t like, and everything in between. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Ernie Dixon at 352-2665 x109 or ernie@pspl.org.


Saturday, January 6, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Inside the Lines Coloring Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us for an afternoon of coloring and relaxation! Adult coloring books offer a fun way to unwind and tap into your creativity. Studies have shown that coloring can reduce stress and improve focus and mindfulness.

The “Inside the Lines Coloring Club” is a monthly coloring group for adults. This free event will take place in the Library Community Room, and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.


Saturday, January 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pmGenealogy Workshop: Getting Started with Genealogy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Make 2018 the year you begin your genealogy journey! Connecting to our ancestors is an amazing experience. While the research can feel daunting, our expert staff will get you started on a firm foundation.

We will cover the basics such as:

  • Research strategies
    • Online resources
    • Offline resources (libraries/archives)
    • Family interviews/artifacts
    • Family tree software
    • Using fundamental records (census, vital statistics, marriage, probate)
    • Organization/storage and sharing with family
    • Further educational resources to guide you on your way!

Admission: $8 for KHS members OR $10 + $8 general admission for others. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. For more information: ksrefdesk@ky.gov


Tuesday, January 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pmFamily Workshop: Kentucky in the early 1800s, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Using objects from KHS collections, students will discover the people, products and events that made Kentucky a leader among the states in early America. We’ll use a printing press to spread the news, try our hands at rope making, and learn why some Kentuckians were proud to be “half man, half alligator.” Best for ages 6 to 12, but all are welcome!

Instructor: Carol Bolton

Cost: $10 per family – parent and up to two children. $5 for each additional child participating. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

 


Thursday, January 11, 4:30 – 5:00 pm – Poke Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Kids grades 3-12! Play, battle, trade and create with us as we celebrate all things Pokemon. Register at www.pspl.org under the calendar tab.


Thursday, January 11, 6:30 – 7:30 pmLittle Historian – Digging Up History, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Grab your trowels and gloves because this week your Little Historian will uncover and piece together Kentucky’s past! Whether it be sherds of pottery or fragments of bone, nothing will be left unearthed as your 3- to 5-year old discovers if they have what it takes to be an archaeologist. Activities will help develop fine motor, listening, verbal communication and sensorimotor skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Disponette

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Thursday, January 11, 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Planner Party!, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The new year is upon us, and that probably means you have a brand new planner! Join us for a planner party to chat with fellow planning enthusiasts, share organizational ideas, and get creative. We’ll have some basic supplies on hand like colored pens, stickers, and washi tape. Just BYOP… bring your own planner!

Please register so that we can ensure enough seats and supplies:http://bit.ly/psplPlannerParty


Friday, January 12, 11:00 am – 12:00 pmLittle Historian – Digging Up History, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Grab your trowels and gloves because this week your Little Historian will uncover and piece together Kentucky’s past! Whether it be sherds of pottery or fragments of bone, nothing will be left unearthed as your 3- to 5-year old discovers if they have what it takes to be an archaeologist. Activities will help develop fine motor, listening, verbal communication and sensorimotor skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Disponette

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Friday, January 12, 6:00 – 9:00 pmLegendary Craftsmen Dinner Series: Weller Dinner, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Join us for our Annual Legendary Craftsmen Dinner Series. We will feature legends of the past paired with craftsmen of today. This one-of-a-kind dinner series features hard-to-find tastings of our award-winning spirits, and cuisine from three renowned chefs at some of America’s top restaurants.

1/12: Weller Dinner featuring Chef Doug Psaltis of RPM Steak, Chicago.
1/19: Sazerac Dinner featuring the chefs of Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House, New Orleans.
1/26: E.H. Taylor Dinner featuring Chef Annie Pettry of Decca, Louisville.

6:00 p.m.: Optional Tour.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner/Event.

$75 per person. $210 per person for all three events. Tickets go on sale Dec. 8th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


Friday, January 12, 7:30 – 10:00 pmTapestry – A Tribute to Carol King, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Tapestry pays tribute to the music of America’s most celebrated and iconic singer/songwriter, Carole King. $35/$25/$20


Saturday, January 13, 9:30 – 11:00 amBreakfast with a Book, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Songs of Innocence and Experience
by William Blake

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, January 13, 10:30 am – 12:00 pmKids Classes – Reclaiming Crochet and its American History, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Study Kentucky clothing to understand how styles and needs have changed over time. Try your hand at spinning wool to practice the same techniques used by our ancestors. Students will use crochet hooks to create a chain stich and maybe even make hand warmers!

For ages 8-13

Instructor: Megan Sauter

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

 


Sunday, January 14, 1:15 – 4:30 pm – 8th Annual WeWannaPlay Dodgeball Bash, at Western Hills High School, 100 Doctors Drive

All Proceeds will help support financially disadvantaged student athletes through the wewannaplay.org organization at Frankfort, Franklin County and Western Hills High Schools

GUARANTEED 3 GAMES
ROUND-ROBIN PLAY TO START

SUNDAY JANUARY 14, 2018
WESTERN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GYM
MUSIC & SOUND EFFECTS Provided

EARLY SIGN-IN BEGIN @ 1:15 PM – GAMES BEGIN @ 2:00PM
FREE ADMISSION – DONATIONS ACCEPTED

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR TEAM NAME & CAPTAIN TO:
jhoward306@gmail.com OR Melissa.Payne77@yahoo.com


Sunday, January 14, 5:00 – 8:00 pmFFCMA Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

The Frankfort/Franklin County Ministerial Association celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. More information coming soon.


Monday, January 15, 10:00 am – 5:00 pmMartin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

The Kentucky Historical Society is marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day with special Monday hours and activities for all ages designed to celebrate King’s legacy, explore African American contributions to Kentucky history, encourage community service and promote peace.

KHS will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15.

Local organizations will be on hand to introduce visitors to ways they can get involved in service.

Ongoing activities will include make-and-take crafts, and entertainment featuring local music groups. Younger visitors can enjoy themed scavenger hunts through “A Kentucky Journey” and story time readings that highlight the accomplishments of African American and their impact on Kentucky’s history.

KHS will provide two tours of the Old State Capitol, and the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library will be open for researchers.

Regular admission applies.


Monday, January 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pmFamily Workshop – Standing Up and Speaking Out: Civil Rights Leaders in Kentucky, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Using documents and artifacts from KHS collections, students will encounter Kentuckians who have worked for greater equality in the Commonwealth. With these stories as inspiration, students will support a cause that is important to them by giving a short speech, writing to a lawmaker, or creating a flyer they can distribute. Students will also create a button to help remind them of their visit, and strategize ways they can make their community a better place to live. Best for ages 6 to 12, but all are welcome!

Instructor: Carol Bolton

$10 per family – parent and up to two children. $5 for each additional child participating. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Tuesday, January 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Academy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston star with Tim Holt in this classic tale of the cunning, greed and paranoia caused by The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. This 70th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.

Director: John Huston
Writers: John Huston (screenplay), B. Traven (based on the novel by)
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt

Tickets: $8


Friday, January 19, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Legendary Craftsmen Dinner Series: Sazerac Dinner, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Join us for our Annual Legendary Craftsmen Dinner Series. We will feature legends of the past paired with craftsmen of today. This one-of-a-kind dinner series features hard-to-find tastings of our award-winning spirits, and cuisine from three renowned chefs at some of America’s top restaurants.

1/19: Sazerac Dinner featuring the chefs of Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House, New Orleans.
1/26: E.H. Taylor Dinner featuring Chef Annie Pettry of Decca, Louisville.

6:00 p.m.: Optional Tour.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner/Event.

$75 per person. $210 per person for all three events. Tickets go on sale Dec. 8th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


Friday, January 19, 7:30 – 10:00 pmHalfway to Hazard, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Halfway to Hazard is no-holds barred, nothing held back, pedal to metal, all the way. It is music that is honest, open, gritty and rough around the edges by musicians who make no excuses for who they are or apologies for where they’re from. They’re Halfway to Hazard, and they’re taking the long way home.


Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am – Snowbird Series – January, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

Website has information. kyhorseshows.com

http://kyhorseshows.com/images/2018-snowbird-series-jan-feb.pdf


Monday, January 22, 6:30 – 7:30 pmTeen Book Group: Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us for our teen book club for grades 6-12. In January, we’ll be reading and discussing the book Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (synopsis below). Registration is required . To register or for more information, contact grace@pspl.org.

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin:
After fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she fins herself in a place that is both like and unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new status and figure out how to “live.”

Location: Youth Program Room
Other Information: Programs and events are photographed or videotaped for library promotional purposes, including social media. If you prefer not to be photographed or recorded, please notify library staff.
Contact: Grace at (502)352-2665×205


Monday, January 22, 7:00 – 8:00 pmMystery Book Group, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The Mystery Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00pm. Please join us for entertaining reading and an hour of discussion. New members are always welcome! If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Friday, January 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pmLegendary Craftsmen Dinner Series: E.H. Taylor Dinner, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Join us for our Annual Legendary Craftsmen Dinner Series. We will feature legends of the past paired with craftsmen of today. This one-of-a-kind dinner series features hard-to-find tastings of our award-winning spirits, and cuisine from three renowned chefs at some of America’s top restaurants.

1/26: E.H. Taylor Dinner featuring Chef Annie Pettry of Decca, Louisville.

6:00 p.m.: Optional Tour.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner/Event.

$75 per person. $210 per person for all three events. Tickets go on sale Dec. 8th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


Saturday, January 27, 1:00 – 4:00 pmMet Opera – Tosca, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva (pictured above in La Traviata) and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.

Production a gift of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr; The Paiko Foundation; and Dr. Elena Prokupets, in memory of her late husband, Rudy Prokupets

Major funding from Rolex

Estimated Run Time
2 hrs 53 mins

Premiere: Teatro Costanzi, Rome, 1900. Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Critics, for their part, have often had problems with Tosca’s rather grungy subject matter, the directness and intensity of its score, and the crowd-pleasing dramatic opportunities it provides for its lead roles. But these same aspects have made Tosca one of a handful of iconic works that seem to represent opera in the public imagination. Tosca’s popularity is further secured by a superb and exhilarating dramatic sweep, a driving score of abundant melody and theatrical shrewdness, and a career-defining title role.


Sunday, January 28, 12:00 – 3:00 pm – Bridal Bliss Frankfort Classic, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

We are very excited to announce the Bridal Bliss Frankfort Classic will once again be at the The Lancaster at St. Clair on Sunday January 28, 2018! Pre-register for this FREE Bridal Show by visiting www.bridalblissclassic.com!

Visit with more than 100 Wedding Professionals from the Lexington-area. Lots of Cake, Catering, Photographers, DJ’s, Venues, Dresses, Tuxes and much more! Pre-register to keep up with all the details!


Monday, January 29, 5:30 – 6:30 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


February 2018

Friday, February 2, 7:30 – 10:30 pmDelbert McClinton, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Multi-Grammy award winner Delbert McClinton is a legend among Texas roots music aficionados, not only for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them in the best time-honored Texas tradition. McClinton is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers). The new offering captures the balance of soulful energy and restraint that the legendary performer has been delivering in his live performances for decades all over the world.


Saturday, February 3, 10:30 am – 12:00 pmKids Classes – Victorian Valentines, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Make Valentine’s Day extra special this year by designing cards the way Kentuckians did before the era of mass-produced well wishes. Participants will design their own cards with modern and historic materials, learn embossing techniques, and make hand pressed paper to take home for even more fun!

For ages 5-12.

Instructor: Julie Sawnor

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Thursday, February 8, 4:30 – 5:00 pm – Poke Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Kids grades 3-12! Play, battle, trade and create with us as we celebrate all things Pokemon. Register at www.pspl.org under the calendar tab.


Saturday, February 10, 10:00 amSnowbird Series – February, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

Website has information. kyhorseshows.com

http://kyhorseshows.com/images/2018-snowbird-series-jan-feb.pdf


 

Saturday, February 10, 1:00 – 4:00 pmMet Opera – L’Elisir d’Amore, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

Production a gift of The Monteforte Foundation, in honor of Wim Kooyker

Estimated Run Time
2 hrs 39 mins

World premiere: Teatro Cannobiana, Milan, 1832. Met premiere: January 23, 1904. L’Elisir d’Amore has been among the most consistently popular operatic comedies for almost two centuries. The story deftly combines comic archetypes with a degree of genuine character development rare in works of this type. Its ending is as much a foregone conclusion as it would be in a romantic comedy film today—the joy is in the journey, and Donizetti created one of his most instantly appealing scores for this ride.


Saturday, February 10, 6:00 – 9:00 pmBuffalo Love, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Buffalo Love, a unique dinner featuring Buffalo Trace’s award- winning bourbons and sumptuous cuisine. We’ll delight your senses with food paired with our world-renowned spirits. 6:00 p.m.: Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner/Event. $100 per person. Tickets go on sale Jan. 8th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930


Tuesday, February 13, 10:00 am – 12:00 pmFamily Workshop – Soldiers, Sweethearts and Statesmen: Kentuckians in the Civil War, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

In 1861, Kentucky found itself “stuck in the middle” as North and South went to war. What did that mean for their everyday lives? Using artifacts and documents from KHS collections, we will explore the challenges Kentuckians experienced during the Civil War. Students will discuss tough questions, devise a defense strategy, and practice home front crafts necessary for survival. Best for ages 6 to 12, but all are welcome!

Instructor: Carol Bolton

$10 per family – parent and up to two children. $5 for each additional child participating. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Thursday, February 15, 6:30 – 7:30 pmLittle Historian – Little Leaders, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

This week our Hall of Governors is getting a few more additions as your little leader explores what it takes to run the Commonwealth. This session will challenge your Little Historian to think about what a governor does and the role they play within their own communities. Activities will help develop listening, verbal communication and fine motor skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Disponette

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Friday, February 16, 11:00 am – 12:00 pmLittle Historian – Little Leaders, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

This week our Hall of Governors is getting a few more additions as your little leader explores what it takes to run the Commonwealth. This session will challenge your Little Historian to think about what a governor does and the role they play within their own communities. Activities will help develop listening, verbal communication and fine motor skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Disponette

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Friday – Saturday, February 16 – 172018 National Paddling Film Festival, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Get Tickets
Festival tickets are $25 at the door. Cash or check only. Children under 12, free. Advanced tickets on sale now!

Silent Auction
Bid on many donated paddling and non-paddling items. The bidding gets frantic near the close of the auction, Saturday.

Preview the auction items.

Visit the Sponsor Booths
Visit different sponsor booths. American Whitewater, Canoe Kentucky/Jackson Kayaks, J&H, NRS, and Alpacka Rafts had setups in 2015.

Chili Cook Off
Chili cook off on Saturday. Meat, Veggie, and Most Unusual categories, plus Chili King/Queen crowning.

Other than that, we will be having a food vendors selling food each night.

Friday, February 16, 5:00 – 11:00 pm

5:00 PM – Doors Open/Beer Starts Flowing/Films Start
8:00 PM – Guest Speaker
9:00 PM – Films Continue

Saturday, February 17, 12:00 – 11:00 pm

10:00 AM- 2:00 PM Bourbon Tour on the Hour
12:00 noon – Not-NPFF Race check-in at Elkhorn / AW Acres
1:00 PM – Not-NPFF Race start
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Bourbon Tasting
5:00 PM – Films Start
8:00 PM – Chili Cookoff Served
9:00 PM – Director remarks, Raffles, Film Winners Announced
9:00 PM – Wrap-up Silent Auction bidding
9:20 PM – 11:00 PM Pick-up Silent Auction items
9:45 PM – Guest Host
11:00 PM – End of 2016 NPFF

Submit your films and images for 2018 National Paddling Film Festival at http://npff.org/


Saturday, February 17, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy – Panel Session: Researching African American Roots in Kentucky, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Learn about resources and Kentucky-specific strategies for locating your African American ancestors in this panel session co-sponsored by KHS and the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky.

The session will take place in Keeneland Gallery, site of the “Kentucky Freetowns” photo exhibit. Please plan to arrive a little early to view the images. Many subjects are unidentified, and we could use your expertise identifying Freetown residents of Central Kentucky.

Pre-Registration is not required.

Admission: Free for KHS members, AAGGKY members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. For more information please call 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Sunday, February 18, 2:00 – 4:00 pmThe Philadelphia Story (1940), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – The Philadelphia Story (1940)

When a rich woman’s ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart star in the classic, multiple Academy Award-winning romantic comedy–The Philadelphia Story. This two-day event includes exclusive insight from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.

Director: George Cukor
Writers: Donald Ogden Stewart (screen play), Philip Barry (based on the play by)
Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

Tickets: $8


Saturday, February 24, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Intro to DNA Testing: Exploring the Various Companies and Sharing our Experiences with Testing Options, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Saturday, February 24, 1:00 – 4:00 pmMet Opera – La Bohème, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva (left) share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties.

Production a gift of Mrs. Donald D. Harrington

Estimated Run Time
2 hrs 55 mins

World premiere: Teatro Regio, Turin, 1896. Met company premiere: Los Angeles (on tour), November 9, 1900. La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. It has a marvelous ability to make a powerful first impression and to reveal unsuspected treasures after dozens of hearings. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss; on closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things—a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbor—that make up our everyday lives.or this ride.


March 2018

Thursday, March 8, 4:30 – 5:00 pm – Poke Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Kids grades 3-12! Play, battle, trade and create with us as we celebrate all things Pokemon. Register at www.pspl.org under the calendar tab.


Thursday, March 8, 6:30 – 7:30 pmLittle Historian – Exploring Kentucky, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Do you think you have the skills and bravery to explore with the likes of Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark? Join KHS as we learn about and create maps and practice our animal tracking skills to prepare for our very own great adventure! Activities will help develop developing observation, listening, sensorimotor, fine motor, communication and problem solving skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Dispense

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Friday, February 16, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little Historian – Exploring Kentucky, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Do you think you have the skills and bravery to explore with the likes of Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark? Join KHS as we learn about and create maps and practice our animal tracking skills to prepare for our very own great adventure! Activities will help develop developing observation, listening, sensorimotor, fine motor, communication and problem solving skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Dispense

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Friday, March 9, 7:30 – 10:00 pmFlamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo and its 14 dancers and musicians masterfully present and preserve the universal spirit of flamenco with their faithful rendition of this dance form from Seville, Spain. $35/$30/$25 Sponsor Anonymous


Saturday, March 10, 10:30 am – 12:00 pmKids Classes – Painting the Past, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Handle artifacts from our teaching collection to stage your own still life scene. Put a spin on Kentucky marble games by painting with them as well as playing! Students will learn basic techniques and create two projects to take home.

Instructor: Megan Sauter

For ages 7-13

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Saturday, March 10, 1:00 – 5:00 pmMet Opera – Semiramide, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

Production a gift of the Lila Acheson and DeWitt Wallace Fund for Lincoln Center, established by the founders of The Reader ’s Digest Association, Inc.

Revival a gift of Ekkehart Hassels-Weiler

Estimated Run Time
4 hrs 0 mins


Tuesday, March 13, 10:00 am – 12:00 pmFamily Workshop – Gizmos and Gadgets Galore: Kentucky Hosts the Southern Exposition, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Between 1883 and 1887, thousands of people came to Louisville for the Southern Exposition, one of the largest displays of technology the world had ever seen. Students will explore this milestone event using objects and images from KHS collections, and will be inspired to create their own inventions! We’ll end the class with our own “Southern Exposition,” displaying participants’ work.

Instructor: Carol Bolton

$10 per family – parent and up to two children. $5 for each additional child participating. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Sunday, March 18, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Vertigo (1958), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Vertigo (1958)

A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Considered one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest cinematic achievements, Vertigo is a dreamlike thriller from the Master of Suspense. This 60th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from TCM host Eddie Muller.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: Alec Coppel (screenplay), Samuel A. Taylor (screenplay) (as Samuel Taylor)
Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes

Tickets: $8


Friday, March 23, 7:30 – 10:00 pmNational Players Presents The Great Gatsby, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

The National Players presents F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story of Jay Gatsby and his world of decadence, madness and tragedy. $30/$25/$20


Saturday, March 24, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Looking at the Results: Autosomal and Ethnicity Reports, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Sunday, March 25, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Easter at the Trace, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Be sure to register for this egg-citing event for children and parents! Search for thousands of treat- filled eggs, plus enjoy refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Advanced registration required to attend event. All activities are complimentary.

Event Opens: 11:00am
Hunt Times
Ages 0-2: 12:00pm
Ages 3-4: 12:15pm
Ages 5-8: 12:45pm
Ages 9-11: 1:00pm

Event concludes at 2:00pm

Online registration begins February 25. No pets allowed, aside from service animals.

 


Saturday, March 31, 1:00 – 4:30 pmMet Opera – Così fan tutte, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

Production a gift of Mr. William R. Miller, in memory of Irene D. Miller, and the Trust of Joseph Padula

Additional funding from The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Endowment Fund

Estimated Run Time
3 hrs 31 mins

Premiere: Vienna, Court Theater, 1790. The third and final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story (it has antecedents in Boccaccio, Shakespeare, and Cervantes, among others) with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Così fan tutte was only moderately successful at its premiere and remained just outside the standard repertoire for more than a century. Così still poses unique challenges, and correspondingly unique rewards, for the public today. Every possible impression of love—from the loftiest to the basest—is explored in this extraordinary opera.


Saturday, March 31, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who understands and knows what it’s like to have an ancestor who eludes you, questions about the right source to use next, what genealogy terms like “proof standard” mean or how to involve the next generation in family history.

Join us for a group discussion every fifth Saturday of the month and bring your questions or challenges. Even if we can’t offer a solution, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

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

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


April 2018

Saturday, April 7, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Emi Sunshine, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

It’s nearly impossible to explain the exceptional talents of Emi Sunshine, the 13-year-old prodigy from East Tennessee who has captured the nation’s attention and enchanted hearts-a-many with her musical wizardry.

Born Emilie Sunshine Hamilton, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been surrounded by family members who possess a genuine love for “salt-of-the-earth,” mountain melodies and lyrics. Emi embraced the classic country, blues and folk music that echoed throughout her Madisonville, TN home.

Steeped in Appalachian music, Emi is a true vocal stylist. Influenced by legends (Loretta Lynn/Tanya Tucker/ The Louvin Brothers), she is a throwback to earlier eras of country music when trendsetters like Bessie Smith, June Carter, Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams made history. The sassy, strikingly powerful, ultra entertainer is bound and determined to follow in their footsteps, and while she has some pretty big shoes to fill, this little lady fits the bill.

Tickets: $25/$20


Sunday, April 8, 2:00 – 4:00 pmGrease (1978), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Grease (1978)

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Grease is the one that you want! Go back to high school with Pink Lady Sandy (Olivia Newton-John), leader of the bad-boy T-Birds, Danny (John Travolta), and a rockin’ and rollin’ all-star cast. This 40th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Randal Kleiser
Writers: Jim Jacobs (original musical), Warren Casey (original musical)
Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Tickets: $8

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Tuesday, April 10, 10:00 am – 12:00 pmFamily Workshop – Coal Miners’ Daughters (and Sons): Growing Up in the Kentucky Coalfields, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Using artifacts on display in our exhibit, “A Kentucky Journey,” students will explore what life was like for coal miners and their families in the many “company towns” that sprang up in the Commonwealth’s coalfields during the late 1800s and early 1900s. We’ll experiment with mining equipment, visit the company store to make purchases with “scrip,” and learn how unions impacted mining communities. Best for ages 6 to 12, but all are welcome!

Instructor: Carol Bolton

$10 per family – parent and up to two children. $5 for each additional child participating. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Thursday, April 12, 4:30 – 5:00 pm – Poke Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Kids grades 3-12! Play, battle, trade and create with us as we celebrate all things Pokemon. Register at www.pspl.org under the calendar tab.


Thursday, April 12, 6:30 – 7:30 pmLittle Historian – Painting Like Audubon, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Take a walk in the woods with us as we explore all the wonders Kentucky has to offer. This week we were putting your Little Historians art skills to the test as we explore Kentucky wildlife and learn to paint like John James Audubon. Activities will help develop fine motor, sensorimotor, listening and observational skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Disponette

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Friday, April 13, 11:00 am – 12:00 pmLittle Historian – Painting Like Audubon, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Take a walk in the woods with us as we explore all the wonders Kentucky has to offer. This week we were putting your Little Historians art skills to the test as we explore Kentucky wildlife and learn to paint like John James Audubon. Activities will help develop fine motor, sensorimotor, listening and observational skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Disponette

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Friday, April 13, 7:30 – 10:00 pmGeorge Winston, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Winston presents his blend of classical and rural folk piano with fourteen solo albums, a hypnotizing piano style and an intense dedication to perfect performance. $35/$25/$20


Saturday, April 14, 1:00 – 4:30 pmMet Opera – Luisa Miller, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

Revival a gift of Rolex

Estimated Run Time
3 hrs 38 mins


Friday, April 27, 7:30 – 10:00 pmAsleep at the Wheel, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Winners of 9 Grammy awards in their 20 album career, this Texas swing band though founded in West Virginia was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame in 2002. $45/$40/$30 Sponsored by Richard Rosen & Anna Marie Pavlik


Saturday, April 28, 10:30 am – 12:00 pmKids Classes – Historic Gardening, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Learn how the Native Americans domesticated plants to be the first farmers in Kentucky. Get your hands dirty by planting native crops in the Kentucky Historical Society’s

educational garden. Make a terrarium of your own to take home.

Instructor: Megan Sauter

For ages 5-12.

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Saturday, April 28, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Using GEDMatch for Additional Analysis, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Saturday, April 28, 1:00 – 4:30 pmMet Opera – Cendrillon, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

Additional funding from Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard

Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Thèatre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels; and Opèra de Lille. This production was first performed at the Santa Fe Opera.

Estimated Run Time
2 hrs 47 mins


May 2018

Thursday, May 3, 6:30 – 7:30 pmLittle Historian – Racing ’Round the Commonwealth, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

And they’re off! Join us as this week as we put your Little Historians’ hat-making and horse-racing skills to the test in time for the Kentucky Derby. Activities will help develop fine motor, observation, listening and verbal communication skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Disponette

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Friday, May 4, 9:00 am – 4:30 pmOaks Day Festival, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Experience the excitement of Derby weekend with another Kentucky tradition: bourbon. Enjoy complimentary tours and tastings all day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy live festive Bluegrass music while treating yourself to bourbon ice cream made with our Buffalo Trace Bourbon


Friday, May 4, 11:00 am – 12:00 pmLittle Historian – Racing ’Round the Commonwealth, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

And they’re off! Join us as this week as we put your Little Historians’ hat-making and horse-racing skills to the test in time for the Kentucky Derby. Activities will help develop fine motor, observation, listening and verbal communication skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Disponette

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Tuesday, May 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pmFamily Workshop – Newfangled Notions! Big Changes for Kentucky in the Early 20th Century, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Using artifacts from the KHS collection, students will explore the technological and social changes that Kentuckians experienced in the early days of the 20th century. We’ll experiment with “old time” radio, show our support for Kentucky’s “suffragettes” and learn how Gov. Edwin P. Morrow worked to push the Commonwealth forward.

Instructor: Carol Bolton

$10 per family – parent and up to two children. $5 for each additional child participating. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Thursday, May 10, 4:30 – 5:00 pm – Poke Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Kids grades 3-12! Play, battle, trade and create with us as we celebrate all things Pokemon. Register at www.pspl.org under the calendar tab.


Thursday, May 10, 7:30 – 10:00 pmSam Bush, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

From a kid growing up on a Bowling Green farm to a Nashville legend, the father of New Grass masterfully plays mandolin, guitar and more. $55/$45/$30


Saturday, May 12, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Kids Classes – Mother’s Day Traditions: Crafting Flowers, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Learn about the history of Mother’s Day that became an official holiday in 1914. Collaborate with friends to write to express appreciation. Paper to plaster flowers, we will create enough unique arrangements for a bouquet.

Instructor: Megan Sauter

For ages 7-12.

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Sunday, May 13, 2:00 – 4:00 pmSunset Boulevard (1950), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Sunset Boulevard (1950)

A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star’s script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.

Winner of three Academy Awards®, director Billy Wilder’s powerful orchestration of the bizarre tale is a true cinematic classic. This two-day event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Tickets: $8


Friday, May 18, 7:30 – 10:00 pmColter Wall, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Colter Wall is a young Saskatchewan born songwriter and performing musician. Steeped in Old Timey material and traditional Americana, Wall’s sound is comprised of resonate and raw baritone vocals, Folk and Bluegrass style guitar and banjo picking, steady kick-drum stomping, and visually provoking, story telling lyrics. Wall draws influence from legends of the past such as Hank Williams, Robert Johnson, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, and The Band, as well as more modern Americana pioneers including Shovels and Rope, Jack White, Ray Lamontagne, and Shakey Graves.

Colter Wall’s band includes Frankfort’s own Jason Simpson, who plays bass guitar!

Rolling Stone named Wall to it’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: November 2016”

Check out
COLTER WALL
TICKETS: $20 / $25 / $30


Friday, May 25, 6:00 – 10:00 pmThe Market Frankfort, Downtown Frankfort, St. Clair Street


Saturday, May 26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Horsey Hundred 2018, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 West Main Street

The amphitheater will be a cyclist rest stop on the bike trek.


Saturday, May 26, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Looking at Match Positions, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


June 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2:00 – 4:00 pmThe Producers (1967), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – The Producers (1967)

Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.

Once the King of The Great White Way, Max Bialystock is reduced to romancing old ladies to finance his next flop show until a nervous accountant surmises that more money could be made from a flop than a hit. This 50th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Mel Brooks
Writers: Mel Brooks
Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Estelle Winwood

Tickets: $8


Friday, June 15, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Pappy For Your Pappy, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

This Father’s Day, make him a happy pappy with a one-of-a-kind dinner event as Julian and Preston Van Winkle guide you through a tasting of the various ages of Van Winkle Bourbons. Don’t forget to bring your favorite Van Winkle item to have it signed at the end of the evening. Due to limited quantities, Van Winkle bourbons will not be available for purchase. 6:00 p.m.: Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner/Event. $100 per person. Lottery system in place; entries will be taken through an online registration form made available here May 7-10. On May 11, drawing will occur and those selected will be notified. Seating is limited to 130 people. Entering into this lottery does not guarantee a ticket to this event. One entry per household.


Saturday, June 23, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm D.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Making Contact with Cousin Matches, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Friday, June 29, 6:00 – 10:00 pmThe Market Frankfort, Downtown Frankfort, St. Clair Street


Saturday, June 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!

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who understands and knows what it’s like to have an ancestor who eludes you, questions about the right source to use next, what genealogy terms like “proof standard” mean or how to involve the next generation in family history.

Join us for a group discussion every fifth Saturday of the month and bring your questions or challenges. Even if we can’t offer a solution, 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 

 


July 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 8:00 – 11:00 am – The Great Buffalo Chase 5K, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s the race with a view. Walk or run our 17th annual 5K Race that winds through the scenic grounds of the historic Distillery. Cash prizes for top 3 men and women. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. $20 prior to June 23. $25 day of race. Limited to first 1,000 registrants. Register online starting April 2. No pets allowed, aside from service animals


Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – FrankfortCon, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

Join us at The FrankfortCon. It’s a collectors mecca convention located in beautiful Capital City of Frankfort, Kentucky. The FrankfortCon strives to be Kentucky’s best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As long-time fans of comic books, toys, pop-culture, wrestling, gaming, cosplay, animation, sci-fi and fantasy, the promoter wanted to bring that style event to Kentucky.

The show will have over 150 exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, gaming, video games, movies, records, wrestling, , television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss!

Confirmed Featured Guests & Attractions include:

• Fabian Nicieza – Creator of Deadpool
• Mark Bagley – Creator of Carnage, Famous Spider-Man Artist
• Bob Camp – Creator/Artist of The Famous TV Cartoon Series: Ren & Stimpy
• James O’Barr – The Creator of the Famous CROW
• Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake – WWE Wrestling SuperStar – Hall of Famer
• Tito Santana – WWE Wrestling SuperStar – Hall of Famer
• Bushwhacker Luke – WWE Wrestling SuperStar – Hall of Famer
• Starsky & Hutch – 1976 Gran Torino Car – TV Series
• The General Car from Dukes of Hazzard
• K.I.T.T – Famous Car from the Knight Rider TV Series
• Back to the Future Car – The Delorean on Display at the Comic-Con
• Batman 1990 Movie – The BatMobile on Display at the Comic-Con
• See the Bandit Car from Smokey The Bandit – 1978 Trans-Am

Tickets on sale now – General Admission is only $20.00 – All Kids Under 12 are FREE with accompanied Adult. VIP Tickets are $50.00 and Platinum Tickets are $100.00. We have a Huge Cosplay Contest for all Attendees with amazing Prices! You can purchase online or at the Door.

The Frankfort Comic-Con will take place on Saturday July 14, 2018 from 10am to 6pm at the Capital Plaza Hotel – 405 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601.

For more information, click HERE

Get tickets HERE


Sunday, July 15, 2:00 – 4:00 pmBig (1988), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Big (1988)

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

A 13-year-old boy, transformed into a 35-year-old man by a carnival wishing machine, becomes a successful executive by turning his juvenile intellect to toy design. This 30th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Penny Marshall
Writers: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg
Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

Tickets: $8


Friday, July 27, 6:00 – 10:00 pmThe Market Frankfort, Downtown Frankfort, St. Clair Street


Saturday, July 28, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Review and Experiences Roundup: Goals for Going Forward, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

(Watch for 2019 schedule)

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


August 2018

Sunday, August 5, 2:00 – 4:00 pmThe Big Lebowski (1998), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – The Big Lebowski (1998)

“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

From the Academy Award®-winning Coen brothers, The Big Lebowski is a hilariously quirky comedy about bowling, a severed toe, White Russians and a guy named…The Dude. This 20th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore

Tickets: $8


Sunday, August 26, 2:00 – 4:00 pmSouth Pacific (1958), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – South Pacific (1958)

On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission.

An American woman falls in love with a Frenchman while stationed as a navy nurse in the South Pacific during World War II. The 60th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Joshua Logan
Writers: Paul Osborn (screenplay), Richard Rodgers (adapted from the play “South Pacific”)
Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr

Tickets: $8


Friday, August 31, 6:00 – 10:00 pmThe Market Frankfort, Downtown Frankfort, St. Clair Street


September 2018

Saturday, September 22, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Workshop: Family History Writing and Publishing Part I, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Now that you have information on your family history, how can you share it with others?

Get some answers in this two-part boot camp.

From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., KHS staff will take you through an intense lesson on writing your family narrative, in which you will learn about establishing focus, readability/story flow, supporting details and citations.

You’ll also learn about digitizing supplemental content, copyright and the various ways you can publish what you write.

When you leave, you will be equipped with the knowledge and abilities to start your publication journey.

On Nov. 3, participants can share what they’ve written since Sept. 22 in Part II of the workshop, and our experts will work with you on publishing a product to have ready for sharing with family in time for the holidays!

Part I Admission: $24 for KHS members OR $30 + $8 general admission for others.

Part II Admission: $16 for KHS members OR $20 + $8 general admission for others.

Package Admission for both Parts I & II: $35 for KHS members OR $55 for others.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. For more information: khsrefdesk@ky.gov


Sunday, September 23, 2:00 – 4:00 pmRebel Without a Cause (1955), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

In one of moviedom’s most influential roles, James Dean is Jim, the new kid in town whose loneliness, frustration and anger mirrored those of postwar teens — and reverberates over 60 years later. This two-day event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Nicholas Ray
Writers: Stewart Stern (screen play), Irving Shulman (adaptation)
Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo

Tickets: $8


Saturday, September 29, 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!

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who understands and knows what it’s like to have an ancestor who eludes you, questions about the right source to use next, what genealogy terms like “proof standard” mean or how to involve the next generation in family history.

Join us for a group discussion every fifth Saturday of the month and bring your questions or challenges. Even if we can’t offer a solution, 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 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Workshop: Getting Started with Genealogy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Celebrate Family History Month by starting your genealogy journey!

Connecting to our ancestors is an amazing experience. While the research can feel daunting, our expert staff will get you started on a firm foundation.

We will cover the basics such as:

  • Research strategies
  • Online resources
  • Offline resources (libraries/archives)
  • Family interviews/artifacts
  • Family tree software
  • Using fundamental records (census, vital statistics, marriage, probate)
  • Organization/storage and sharing with family
  • Further educational resources to guide you on your way!

This workshop is $8 for KHS members OR $10 + $8 general admission for non-members. Seating is limited – pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. More information: ksrefdesk@ky.gov


Sunday, October 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pmMr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn’t back down.

The naïve Jeff Smith (James Stewart) is appointed as a U.S. Senator by a corrupt political party machine headed by the Governor, a publisher and Senator Paine (Claude Rains). This two-day event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Frank Capra
Writers: Sidney Buchman (screen play), Lewis R. Foster (story)
Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains

Tickets: $8


Saturday, October 20, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – DNA Interest Group Chat, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Ready to talk more about DNA? Now is the time to connect and review what D.I.G. covered in the first half of 2018! This informal discussion will include a review of previous material and experiences. Plus, we’ll announce an outline of the 2019 schedule (with book selection) as we continue digging into this genealogical tool.

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Friday, October 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia at the Distillery (Night 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. Optional costume contest with prizes. $65 per person. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 4th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


Saturday, October 27, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Genealogy Workshop – Piecing Together History: Family Bible Records, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Bible records are great sources for genealogical information. Throughout this daylong session, you can see original Bible records from the KHS collections (we have one of the largest family Bible collections in the state), explore other holdings and help us research the families listed in them.

If you have a family Bible that contains family/genealogy information, please consider bringing it along to have digitized! We’ll share the scanned images with researchers through our Digital Collections Catalog.

(KHS collections include more than 200 original family Bible records in archival storage with some images online at kyhistory.com; an 11-volume set of photocopied records contributed by past library patrons; additional copies of family Bible records in our surname vertical files and within local published histories; transcribed Bible records in print editions of Kentucky Ancestors and The Register.)

This event is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. No registration necessary. For more information: 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or khsrefdesk@ky.gov


Saturday, October 27, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia at the Distillery (Night 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. Optional costume contest with prizes. $65 per person. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 4th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


November 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2:00 – 4:30 pm – Genealogy Workshop: Family History Writing and Publishing Part II, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

You attended Part I of this workshop in September and have been writing feverishly since then. Maybe you’ve been writing your family history for a while and just want to know how to publish your work.

In this session, we will talk about what you’ve written over the past month, cover various publishing formats and work with you to produce a product ready for sharing with family in time for the holidays!

 

Part I Admission: $24 for KHS members OR $30 + $8 general admission for others.

Part II Admission: $16 for KHS members OR $20 + $8 general admission for others.

Package Admission for both Parts I & II: $35 for KHS members OR $55 for others.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. For more information: khsrefdesk@ky.gov


Sunday, November 11, 2:00 – 4:00 pmDie Hard (1988), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Die Hard (1988)

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

New York City Detective John McClane becomes the only hope for a small group of hostages, trapped in a Los Angeles high-rise office building when it is seized by terrorists on Christmas Eve. This 30th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: John McTiernan
Writers: Roderick Thorp (novel), Jeb Stuart (screenplay)
Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

Tickets: $8


Thursday, November 29, 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Lighting Of The Traceat Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great 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 5:30 p.m., Carols and Holiday Stories at 6:00 p.m., and Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m. All activities are complimentary. No pets allowed, aside from service animals


December 2018

Thursday, December 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Santa At The Distillery (Night 1), 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. Complimentary.


Friday, December 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Santa At The Distillery (Night 2), 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. Complimentary.


Saturday, December 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Santa At The Distillery (Night 3), 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. Complimentary.


Sunday, December 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pmWhite Christmas (1954), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – White Christmas (1954)

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.

Two song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business, join forces with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) and trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. This event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Writers: Norman Krasna (written for the screen by), Norman Panama (written for the screen by)
Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

Tickets: $8


Saturday, December 29, 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!

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who understands and knows what it’s like to have an ancestor who eludes you, questions about the right source to use next, what genealogy terms like “proof standard” mean or how to involve the next generation in family history.

Join us for a group discussion every fifth Saturday of the month and bring your questions or challenges. Even if we can’t offer a solution, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

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

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing 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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