FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 14, 2013) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Kentucky History Awards. All nominations must be received by close of business Friday, Aug. 16.

The Kentucky History Awards recognize outstanding achievements by historians, public history professionals, volunteers, business and civic leaders, communities and historical organizations throughout the Commonwealth. Individuals and communities across the state are encouraged each year to nominate projects and individuals for their efforts to promote the preservation, awareness and appreciation of state and local history.


“The Kentucky History Awards provide an opportunity for individuals and community groups to share the great strides they are making in the study of state and local history,” said Stuart Sanders, KHS professional services administrator. “These projects significantly enhance our understanding of Kentucky history and deserve statewide recognition.”


Nominated projects must have been initiated or completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012, and must either pertain to some aspect of Kentucky’s state or local history, or must be sponsored by or benefiting a museum, historical society, genealogical society or other history-related organization in Kentucky. An applicant may self-nominate and may nominate more than one project, individual or group.


For complete rules of entry and to download a nomination packet, visit www.history.ky.gov/historyawards.

The Kentucky History Awards ceremony will be held Friday, Nov. 8, at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.



An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, 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 www.history.ky.gov.




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