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Join our museum educators and guests to explore a variety of topics,

discover Kentucky’s rich past and traditions,

and experience a related hands-on activity.

We have something for all ages from 3 to 103!

LIFELONG LEARNING | Beginner’s Book Binding Art

We will explore the history of bookbinding, then make unique journals with a modern twist on traditional hardcover Coptic stitching.

Saturday | Jan. 12 | 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. | $15: KHS Members; $20: Others. Includes admission to our museums.

Registration required by Jan. 9. Call 502-782-8118 or email KHSeducation@ky.gov.

For ages 18+. Ages 13-17 welcome if with an adult.

FAMILY WORKSHOP | Standing Up and Speaking Out: Civil Rights Leaders

Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., led a march to the Kentucky State Capitol in 1964. We will learn about it, and how Kentuckians influenced the civil rights movement.

Saturday | Jan. 19 | 1 p.m.-3 p.m. | $10: Parent and up to 2 children. $5 for each additional participant. Member discount: $5 off your total.

Registration required by Jan. 16. Call 502-782-8118 or email KHSeducation@ky.gov.

Best for ages 5-12. Parents take part.

SPECIAL EVENT | MLK Day Commemoration

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with activities that explore African American contributions to Kentucky history, encourage community service and promote peace. Special performances by Bridgeport Elementary School Choir, Hearn Elementary School Choir, Franklin County High Soul Steppin’ Flyers and Second Street School Choir. Behind-the-scenes museum tours available.

Monday | Jan. 21 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Free


What makes you, you? Listen to a storybook, learn about the accomplishments of Kentuckians and create a self-portrait that expresses what makes you unique.

Friday | Jan. 25 & Saturday Jan. 26 | 11 a.m. | Free: KHS Members; $5: Others

Registration Recommended. Call 502-782-8118 or email KHSeducation@ky.gov.

For ages 3-5.

Plan Ahead: Registration for these programs is due in January.

New for 2019!

FIRST FRIDAY Speaker Series |

The Role of the African American Baptist Church in Black Higher Education in Kentucky

Learn about the almost-forgotten role the African American Baptist Church played in creating black educational institutions in the Commonwealth, and their impact.

Friday | Feb. 1 | Noon-1 p.m. | $5: KHS members. $8: Others. Includes admission to our museums. Add $10 to pre-order a boxed lunch from us, or bring your own lunch. | Pre-Registration and payment required by 5 p.m., Jan. 25, if you order a boxed lunch.

Lifelong Learning | Handcrafting Pottery: Traditional Techniques

Learn about the traditional techniques people used to make pottery, and look at how American Indians used natural resources for vessel stability and as decoration. Get your hands on clay and practice the coiling technique to form your own pot. Broadway Clay Studio will fire it to transform it into a piece of ceramic art.

Saturday | Feb. 2 |1 p.m.-4 p.m. | Members: $25. Others: $30. Includes admission to our museums.

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History | 100 W. Broadway | Frankfort

Registration required by Jan. 30. Call 502-782-8118 or email KHSeducation@ky.gov.

For ages 18+. Ages 13-17 welcome if with an adult.

Questions? Call 502-564-1792, or go to history.ky.gov/events.

 100 W. Broadway
Frankfort KY 40601
(502) 564-1792