FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 30, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Downtown Frankfort Inc. will host Saturday with Santa from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.


At Saturday with Santa, children and families are invited to decorate their own Civil War-era salt-dough ornament to place on the tree at home. Light refreshments will be served and children can decorate sugar cookies with holiday sprinkles. Visitors may explore the exhibition “Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy,” to see and hear Lincoln’s pocket watch in “A Kentucky Journey” and tour the Old State Capitol at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. The Stewart Home School 1792 Store will also be open for holiday shopping with a wide selection of books, Kentucky crafts and other specialty items.


The KHS history campus is free and open to the public all day Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with Santa arriving at 11 a.m. following the annual Frankfort Jaycees Christmas Parade. Visitors will need to bring their own cameras for pictures.


This is a "pay what you can" event! Admission is free, but any donations received upon entry will go straight to the Elizabeth Lloyd Jones Scholarship Fund, providing free admission to the KHS history campus year-round for qualifying school groups under the federal free and reduced lunch program criteria. Admission is typically $2 for youth, $3 for AAA members and veterans, and $4 for adults.


To find out more about this and other KHS programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.




An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.



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