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Kentucky History Treasures Begins Airing This Weekend

Friday, 08 30, 2013

CONTACT: Trevor Jones
502-564-1792, ext. 4477
trevor.jones@ky.gov.

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CONTACT: Trevor Jones

502-564-1792, ext. 4477

trevor.jones@ky.gov.

 

Kentucky History Treasures Begins Airing This Weekend  

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 30, 2013) — Kentucky History Treasures, a new weekly feature highlighting the collections and programs of the Kentucky Historical Society, debuts this Sunday, Aug. 31, on Lexington’s ABC affiliate WTVQ during ABC 36 Weekend Edition at 11 p.m. The series is hosted by WTVQ news anchor Doug High.

The first segment will feature the Explore KYHistory smartphone app (http://explorekyhistory.ky.gov/), with KHS’s Stuart Sanders sharing how this program takes the stories behind our community-driven historical markers, adds related items from the KHS collections and combines it into a historical tour of the Commonwealth. During its 17-week run Kentucky History Treasures will also explore the HistoryMobile, show off curators’ favorites in our collections and help viewers get acquainted with the people and items that keep Kentucky’s citizens connected to their past.

For more information, contact Trevor Jones, KHS director of Museum Collections and Exhibitions, at 502-564-1792, ext. 4477 or trevor.jones@ky.gov.

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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.