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KHS to Participate in Frankfort Candlelight Tour with ‘A Civil War Christmas’

Monday, 11 05, 2012

Chelsea Compton
chelsea.compton@ky.gov
502-564-1792, ext. 4504

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will offer free admission and host free events during downtown Frankfort’s annual Candlelight Tour on Thursday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

 

Thursday night’s activities take place from 5-9 p.m. at the Center for Kentucky History, and include a Lionel train display and discount holiday shopping at the 1792 Store. Families are invited to participate in period dancing, create holiday ornaments to take home and to meet Abraham Lincoln and a Civil War soldier and ask them what life was like in the 1860s. While at the Center for Kentucky History, explore Kentucky’s past with exhibits “Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy,” “A Kentucky Journey” and “Toyota Kentucky Hall of Governors.”

 

Exhibits, the train display and special sales at the 1792 Store continue through Saturday. Also on Saturday, KHS and the Kentucky Book Fair present a panel discussion “Feuding Kentucky: Page to Performance (History on stage and film – can it be accurate?)” at noon in the Old State Capitol. This event is also free and open to the public.

For more information about events at KHS during the Candlelight Tour, contact Julia Curry at
julia.curry@ky.gov or 502-564-1792, ext. 4414, or visit www.history.ky.gov/candlelight.

 

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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.