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This 30-minute film features Lexington activist James Sleet, who traced his roots to a freed slave community established near Perryville after the Civil War. Sleet and film director Eli Scarr will lead a discussion of the film immediately after the showing.

See the exhibit, “Photographing Freetowns: African American Kentucky through the Lens of Helen Balfour Morrison,” before or after the program.

Bring your friends and join the conversation!

June 14

Doors open at 5 p.m.  

Program begins at 5:30 p.m.

$10 members; $15 others

Price includes soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres

(Cash bar available)

Walk-ins are welcome; reservations are appreciated.

Call 502-564-1972, ext. 4408

Announcing a Fascinating New Experience!

Glove Up! Behind the Scenes at the Kentucky Historical Society

Go where few people are allowed: behind the scenes in our museum storage areas. You will be able to see and handle  artifacts and documents that help tell our state’s story.

1st and 3rd Saturdays,
June through August.

Must pre-register.

Details here or call
502-564-1792, ext. 4408.

Coming up:

June 21

Little Historians: Diving into Summer

We’ll explore the animals who make Kentucky’s lakes and rivers home. For ages 3-5.

June 30

Genealogy Tea & Sympathy

Bring your genealogy woes to KHS for group listening at its best.

July 21

Kentucky Ancestors
Town Hall

Join us for a full day of Kentucky genealogy adventures, with guest host Renee Shaw.

To register or learn more about these and other upcoming KHS events, click here.Kentucky Historical Society

100 W. Broadway

Frankfort KY 40601


(502) 564-1792