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KHS to Host Open House for Potential Docents at Old State Capitol

Tuesday, 01 22, 2013

Chelsea Compton
502-564-1792, ext. 4504

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2013) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) seeks volunteer docents to lead public tours of the Old State Capitol. An open house will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, for all who are interested in learning about the docent program.


Participants will discover the myths and mysteries associated with the Old State Capitol, a National Historic Landmark and Kentucky’s capitol from 1830 to 1910. This is a free information session about becoming a volunteer docent at KHS. No script memorization or prior knowledge is required, but a passion for Kentucky history and interest in public speaking are preferred.


For more information or to RSVP, contact Phyllis Gilman at 502-564-1792, ext. 4422 or  




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 by providing connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. 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