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Winter 2010

bolstering the basics

highlighting the khs strategic plan


Annual Report The milton bay Collection: Story has a certain spark

Back by Popular Demand in Spring/Summer 2011! Spring Break Camp*

Summer Camp Sessions*

April 4-8, 2011

Session 1: June 20-24, 2011 Session 2: June 27-July 1, 2011 Session 3: July 11-July 15, 2011 Session 4: July 18-July 22, 2011 Session 5: July 25-29, 2011

*For Ages 5 to 10

*For ages 5 to 13

Find out more about Camp ArtyFact at, or by emailing

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Winter 2010

Bolstering the Basics The First of a Two-Part Series Highlighting the KHS Strategic Plan -Seasonal Hours Offer a Time to Focus on the Fundamentals -2010 Kentucky History Awards

The Black Campus Movement An Interview with Ibram H. Rogers

special section




Drama Anyone?

Girl Scout Workshop Focuses on Basics of Theater

17 Featured Acquisition | The Milton Bay Collection 21 Connections | Education Briefs 25 Perspective | Society News 29 Inspiration | KHS Foundation Updates 3 Letter from the Executive Director 16 New Collections Acquisitions 32 KHS Calendar of Events

This page: Winners of the 2010 Kentucky History Awards Cover: Old State Capitol in the snow. Frankfort, Ky. |


Executive Director Kentucky Historical Society Kent Whitworth Executive Director Kentucky Historical Society Foundation Dana Bauer Cox Director of Communications Lisa Summers Cleveland Editor Lisa Summers Cleveland Assistant Editor Laura Coleman Contributors Scott Alvey, Jody Blankenship, Mike Deetsch, Jennifer Duplaga, Erica Harvey, Darrell Meadows, Lauren Medley, Leslie Miller, Corky Mohedano, Sam Richardson, Andrew Stupperich, Katie Skidmore Design Studio Director Scott Alvey Creative Director Charley Pallos Design Amy Crittenden Kelli Thompson Photography Creative Services James Johnson Charley Pallos

2011 KHS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BOARD Chancellor, Gov. Steven L. Beshear President, Robert E. Rich, Covington First Vice President, Sheila Mason Burton, Frankfort Second Vice President, J. McCauley Brown, Louisville Third Vice President, John Kleber, Ph.D., Louisville Bill Bartleman, Paducah; Terry Birdwhistell, Ed.D., Lexington; William Fred Brashear II, Hyden; Dawn Browning, Maysville; Major Gen. (Ret.) Verna D. Fairchild, Frankfort; Marion Forcht, London; Mike Hammons, Park Hills; Derrick Hord, Lexington; Ruth Ann Korzenborn, Edgewood; David Lee, Bowling Green; Karen McDaniel, Frankfort; Brian Mefford, Bowling Green; Mike Mullins, Hindman; Patti Mullins, Corbin; Nancy O’Malley, Paris; Lowell Reese, Frankfort; Renee Shaw, Lexington; Sue Speed, Louisville; Louis Stout, Lexington 2010 KHS FOUNDATION BOARD President, John R. Hall, Lexington First Vice-President, Ann Rosenstein Giles, Lexington Second Vice-President, Henry C. T. Richmond III, Lexington Secretary, Kent Whitworth, Frankfort Treasurer, Buckner Woodford IV, Paris Lucy A. Breathitt, Lexington; Bruce Cotton, Lexington; James T. Crain Jr., Louisville; Dennis Dorton, Paintsville; Thomas Dupree, Lexington; Jo M. Ferguson, Louisville; Frank Hamilton, Georgetown; Jamie Hargrove, Louisville; Raymond R. Hornback, Ed.D., Lexington; Elizabeth Lloyd Jones, Midway; Nancy Lampton, Louisville; Anita Madden, Lexington; Margaret Patterson, Frankfort; Warren W. Rosenthal, Lexington; James Shepherd, Georgetown; Gerald L. Smith, Ph.D., Lexington; Charles Stewart, Frankfort; John P. Stewart II, M.D., Frankfort; William Sturgill, Lexington; James M. Wiseman, Erlanger

Circulation Manager Leslie Miller

Winter 2010. The Chronicle is published by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), Frankfort, Ky. Printing fees are covered by the KHS Foundation. The Chronicle is a periodical for KHS members and friends that builds awareness of the mission of the Society as it engages people in the exploration of the diverse heritage of the commonwealth. The Chronicle reports how the comprehensive and innovative services, interpretive programs and stewardship of the Society are providing connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. If you are interested in making a bequest to the Society’s work, use our full legal address: Kentucky Historical Society Foundation, 100 West Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601. Send all address changes to: The Chronicle, Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601. Website: www. E-mail:

The Kentucky Historical Society is an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.

Director’sletter KHS Enriched by Supporters, Board Members We always look forward to the annual report edition of the Chronicle because it is in this issue that we have the privilege of formally thanking those individuals, foundations and corporations that generously support the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation. The winter issue of the Chronicle also provides the boards, staff and volunteers of KHS and the KHS Foundation the opportunity to wish you and your family season’s greetings! We hope that your Christmas season was full of time with family and friends enjoying Kentucky traditions. All of us at KHS want to express our deepest appreciation to several outgoing members of the executive committee (governing board). Our dedicated KHS board members do more for KHS than simply attend quarterly meetings in Frankfort. They also actively engage in committee work, represent KHS at public events around the state and advocate on behalf of this organization and the cause of Kentucky history. An eight-year member of the KHS Executive Committee, Bill Black Jr. of Paducah, served as a KHS vice president and committee chair for the past four years. A business man, preservationist, school board member and local historian, Bill’s expertise, interests and thoughtful manner served KHS well on many fronts.

Yvonne Baldwin, Ph.D., began her formal affiliation with KHS with her active participation on the Kentucky Oral History Commission. A member of the Morehead State University faculty, Baldwin was elected to the KHS Executive Committee in 2007. Her perspective as a scholar was always valuable, but she was also an effective advocate for KHS. Fulfilling an unexpired term, Jim Claypool, Ph.D., of Park Hills, Ky. served on the KHS governing board in 2010. An author and long-time board member of the Historical Confederation of Kentucky, Claypool has served Kentucky education for more than 40 years in both teaching and administrative capacities. He was an integral part of many firsts at Northern Kentucky University and is a valuable resource on the history of the region and state. Bill, Yvonne, and Jim, thank you for your service to KHS. We are grateful for your commitment to providing connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future!

Executive Director

Bill Black Jr. |


Bolstering the Basics The first of a two-part series highlighting the KHS Strategic Plan

KHS Strategic Plan July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013 Goal One: KHS will be a significant resource fostering the production of historical works, the promotion of historical understanding and history education. To read the entire plan, see:

Seasonal Hours PROVIDE a Time to Focus on the Fundamentals


he Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) recently adopted new seasonal hours on its Frankfort history campus in order to focus on cataloging priority collections. Because of a series of staff reductions, KHS was faced with the diďŹƒcult choice between assigning staff to collections work or accommodating walk-in visitors during the winter months. For the short term, KHS chose to work on collections in order to benefit researchers and other KHS audiences in the long run. The new schedule is effective Dec. 12, 2010 through March 11, 2011. The result is that the KHS history

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campus will be closed to walk-in guests during the off-peak season, when visitation is typically at its lowest point. KHS will accommodate groups of 10 people or more with at least a week’s notice. KHS also will be open to the public for Second Saturday programming on Jan. 8 and Feb. 12, 2011. On these dates, KHS will offer genealogy workshops in partnership with the Kentucky Genealogical Society, as well as scout programs and teacher training workshops. The Martin F. Schmidt Research Library, KHS exhibitions and the Stewart Home School 1792 museum store also will be open, along with tours of the Old State Capitol and the Old State Arsenal.

During the Society’s recent strategic planning process, this need to focus on fundamentals became clear. The result of those discussions was a plan based on the organization’s statutory responsibilities and core functions. The need to learn more about and share information on the more than 500,000 items in the KHS collections is one of those fundamentals and is, in fact, goal one in the KHS strategic plan. Artifact, archival and library collections are at the heart of KHS. Through these collections, KHS works to interpret and share Kentucky’s stories. So it should be no surprise that gaining intellectual and physical control of the collections – and making those collections available to the public on-site, through loans and digitally – is one of the primary outcomes of the Society’s new strategic plan.

Special Collections and Library For the KHS Special Collections and Library, the seasonal hours will allow staff to make great strides toward the goal of cataloguing and digitizing the collections for maximum statewide and national exposure. In order to effectively serve 21st century researchers, KHS needs to better describe and organize the primary source materials in the collections. Initially -- due to upcoming programmatic needs and anniversaries -- staff will concentrate on those collections that document early settlers (county records on microfilm documenting counties formed before 1800); military history in Kentucky, including the War of 1812, the Civil War and World War II (manuscript collections); materials documenting women’s history in Kentucky (manuscript, oral history and graphic collections); and African American history in Kentucky (manuscript, oral history and graphic collections). In order to enhance the efforts of genealogists researching their early Kentucky ancestors, KHS has targeted materials from the 38 Kentucky counties formed before 1800. KHS possesses 2,485 roles of early court, church and cemetery records from these counties. Thus far, KHS has completely cataloged eight counties. Scheduled to be completed in March 2011, this project will enable researchers to use the KHS online catalog to review detailed descriptions of the contents of each roll of film. From top: KHS staff at work on the Society’s collections. |


KHS collections featured in teacher training workshops Research now shows that students taught using historical materials as opposed to a traditional textbook-only approach perform better on year-end assessments. Grant funds from the Library of Congress and the U.S Department of Education are enabling KHS staff to train Kentucky teachers to utilize primary sources in their classrooms. In a recent workshop about early industrialization— specifically how Kentucky’s hemp production was part of a national interconnected cotton and textile export industry—KHS instructed Knott County educators on how to analyze and interpret primary source materials such as the photograph and manuscript collections from KHS archival holdings. Teachers then modeled their mastery of this content and skills through a Kentucky History Day project.

Another example of the kind of work staff will be doing on the manuscript collections is reflected in a recent “discovery.” In a collection of Lafon family materials there were two letters written by John U. Lafon, who served as an assistant surgeon in the Mexican American War. One letter was identified in the catalog as “Mexican American War,” but the other, dated Feb. 23, 1847, from Lafon to R.J. Jackson of Frankfort, Ky., was not. This letter, written on the field of the Battle of Buena Vista, describes the battle in detail, mentioning the deaths of Col. W.R. McKee, Lt. Col. Henry Clay, Jr., and Capt. William T. Willis. After the catalog entry is updated, this letter will be digitized and the image linked to the KHS catalog, so that researchers know that the Society has the item and can view it online. In addition to individual researchers who regularly visit the Martin F. Schmidt Library to use these materials, increased access to these collections will aid the KHS Education team as they use these materials to instruct teachers and students about the role primary sources play in bringing history alive and reinforcing 21st century skills such as critical thinking, comparative analysis and the weighing of evidence. The use of primary sources is a cornerstone of the popular National History Day program, which has expanded significantly in Kentucky in recent years.

Museum Collections and Exhibitions

Hemp stacked in the field, 1905. (KHS Collections)

An African American laborer breaks hemp in the field. Plant waste burns in the background, 1905. (KHS Collections)

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The Museum Collections and Exhibitions team is diligently cataloging priority artifact collections. They began with artifacts already on display in the “Military Treasures,” “Great Revivals,” and “Kentucky Journey” exhibitions. The collection of Paul Sawyier paintings also has been catalogued and the team is now focused on items pertaining to the War of 1812 and the Civil War. For example, a pair of silver spurs given to KHS in 1971 were presented to James Simrall in recognition for his service in the War of 1812. Mr. Simrall’s namesake several generations later expressed his desire that the spurs be returned to Kentucky after his death. Prior to this current cataloging project, the entry in the collections database simply stated “(2) silver spurs” with no description, notes or inscriptions. Since that original entry, KHS team members have added significant details to the database that more fully tell the story behind this artifact.

“By putting this knowledge into the database we can make our collections more useful to researchers and staff,” said Trevor Jones, KHS director of museum collections and exhibitions. KHS is assigning as many people as possible to work on this enormous collections project. Four volunteers thus far have been trained to assist with artifact processing and photography and an additional nine volunteers are working with historic photographs, postcards, manuscripts and microfilm. Interns from the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville worked with archival material this past summer and a new intern from Alice Lloyd College will arrive in January to assist with KHS artifacts.

“By putting this knowledge

into the database we can make our collections more useful to researchers and staff.

Trevor Jones KHS Director of Museum Collections and Exhibitions

Artifact turns out to have connection to the War of 1812! The classic “before and after” story comes from a pair of silver spurs given to KHS in 1971. As seen in the initial electronic catalog card below, there are no details provided. Thanks to original research by KHS staff and further review of related written records, the updated catalog card (complete with photograph) shows the spurs were presented to a War of 1812 veteran by a Kentucky cavalry unit. This is of particular significance because the upcoming War of 1812 bicentennial is expected to result in a dramatic increase in requests from researchers and museums around the country.  


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Through a partnership with Northern Kentucky University, KHS will have several Ameri-Corp staff members working in the KHS collections database. KHS turned to other federal programs for support as well. In August, KHS submitted a basic processing grant application to the National Historic Public Records Commission to improve the management of and access to the Kentucky Folklife Collection, materials documenting living traditions not often available through state historical societies. Access to Kentucky oral history collections at KHS and other repositories also will benefit if a major National Endowment for the Humanities grant application is successful next spring. Goal one of the KHS Strategic Plan and its collections outcomes is akin to the old adage, “How do you change the world? The answer is one person at a time. Likewise, the Kentucky Historical Society will gain intellectual and physical control of its collections “one artifact at a time.” The end result will be greater access to KHS collections and more fruitful research by the genealogist, the student, the local historian and the scholar – all whom are exploring Kentucky’s connections to the past, perspectives on the present, and its inspiration for the future!

  


     


Initial electronic catalog card.

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  

    



 

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Bolstering the Basics The first of a two-part series highlighting the KHS Strategic Plan

KHS Strategic Plan July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013 Goal Two: KHS will develop and strengthen statewide collaborative relationships that connect with and support key institutions and community activities. To read the entire plan, see:

2010 kentucky history awards celebrate dedication to state, local history After an hour-long program to recognize individuals and groups who have contributed to the study of local or state history, Jim Wallace wrapped up the 2010 Kentucky History Awards with poignancy and brevity. “One of God’s most under-appreciated blessings is ‘purposeful work done in the company of friends,’ ” Wallace said. Wallace, who had a 31 year career at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and the KHS Foundation, received the Frank R. Levstik Award for Professional Service at the program. The Levstik Award is presented annually to a recently-retired staff member of a museum, historical society, or other historyrelated organization who has contributed to the excellence and professionalism of his institution through exemplary work. The award was one of 15 presented at the 2010 Kentucky History Awards Celebration, which took place Nov.5 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.

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The Kentucky History Awards program recognizes exceptional achievements in Kentucky history by individuals, business and civic leaders, communities, museums and history organizations throughout the commonwealth. The program also honors individuals and groups that have demonstrated efforts to promote the preservation, awareness and appreciation of state and local history. The awards are also a public example of KHS’s committment to support history-related endeavors statewide, as evidenced by goal two of the Society’s new strategic plan. The Kentucky History Awards are a culmination of the exceptional work carried out this past year by the commonwealth’s local history organizations. Through goal two of the new strategic plan, KHS intends to strengthen its ties with and support for local history organizations in order to build a statewide professional community that is a national model, capable and prepared to collect, preserve and share Kentucky’s history in the 21st century.

2010 Kentucky History Award Winners Frank R. Levstik Award for Professional Service

Presented to a recently-retired staff member of a museum, historical society or other history-related organization who has contributed to the excellence and professionalism of his institution.

James Wallace, Frankfort, Franklin County KHS Lifetime Dedication to Kentucky History Award

Presented to an individual who has displayed consistent support for Kentucky history through writing or activities that support museums or local history organizations.

Jim Reis, Alexandria, Campbell County Brig. Gen. William R. Buster Award

Presented to an individual who deserves to be honored for his sustained significant contributions to Kentucky’s military history though his work, activities or support of museums or history organizations within the commonwealth.

Nicky Hughes, Frankfort, Franklin County KHS Award of Distinction

Presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to state and local history as a volunteer, board member or member of an organization.

Betty Southard Stokes, Louisville, Jefferson County Director’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Museum or History Organization of the Year This award is given to an organization or museum for outstanding achievement.

Historic Paris/Bourbon County Hopewell Museum KHS Volunteer Group Award

Presented to volunteers who have made substantial contributions to state or local history organizations or projects.

LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors

Education Awards

The winning education projects show evidence of educational and historical value, benefit the participating organization’s community and demonstrate viable community support through attendance, public participation or assistance. Class A Award of Merit “Jane Todd Crawford: Her Story,” Greensburg Arts Council, Greensburg, Green County

Class B Award of Merit “Recognition of Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Henry Mattingly,” Sgt. Maj. (ret) Jose Rosario, Shepherdsville, Bullitt County

Class C Award of Merit “From Combat to Kentucky— Interviews with Student Veterans,” Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky

Class D Award of Merit “Rural Heritage Development Initiative Eight County Oral History Project: Rural Traditions of Kentucky,” Preservation Kentucky and the Rural Heritage Development Initiative Class E Award of Merit “Chautauqua in the Schools,” Kentucky Humanities Council |


Publication Awards

These awards recognize publications that have strong historical value, accurate and appropriate research and distinguished distribution numbers and methods. Class A Award of Merit “Kentucky’s Most Hated Man,” by John Sparks, Hager Hill, Johnson County

Class B Award of Merit “A Troye Legacy—Animal Painter T.J. Scott,” by Genevieve Baird Lacer and Gordon Burnette, Simpsonville, Shelby County

Class C Award of Merit “Portrait of Early Families, Frankfort Area Before 1860,” by Sallie Clay Lanham, Frankfort, Franklin County

Class D Award of Merit “God’s Acres: Private Graveyards in Bourbon County, Kentucky” by Kenney Shropshire Roseberry, Paris, Bourbon County

The Spring 2011 issue of the Chronicle will focus on goals three and four of the new strategic plan. For more information, see v Images from the 2010 Kentucky History Awards and KHS Annual Meeting.

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The Black Campus Movement An Interview with Ibram H. Rogers

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) works to ensure the future of Kentucky history by making significant collections accessible to researchers and by supporting new research that is transforming our understanding of the American past. This past fall, KHS Research and Interpretation Director Darrell Meadows, who oversees the KHS scholarly research fellowship program, conducted an email Ibram H. Rogers interview with Ibram H. Rogers, Ph.D. Rogers’ current project, a narrative history of the Black Campus Movement, 1965-1972, draws on collections from the Kentucky Oral History Commission, as well as other KHS collections. Rogers is assistant professor of African American history at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta, and one of 13 KHS research fellowship recipients for 2010-11. Rogers is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis. His article, “The Black Campus Movement and the Institutionalization of Black Studies, 1965-1972,” will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of African American Studies. In the following interview, Rogers talks about his larger project, its relationship to Kentucky and its implications for understanding college and university campuses today.

MEADOWS: What was the Black Campus Movement? Who were its key participants? How and when did it emerge? What were its major aims? ROGERS: The Black Campus Movement was a black power social movement that emerged in the mid1960s and ended in the early 1970s in which black college students, aided in many occasions by white and Latino students, forced the diversification and racial reformation of higher education. Black college students in newly organized Black Student Unions (BSUs) at traditionally white colleges and radicalized student government associations (SGAs) at historically black colleges requested or demanded more black students, faculty, coaches, athletes, administrators; black studies courses, programs and departments; an end to campus and community paternalism and racism; and black cultural centers, dorms, lounges and other facilities geared to black students. When administrators rejected or were slow in instituting these reforms, black students protested by seizing campus buildings, boycotting classes, and engaging in walkouts, mass marches and meetings. The prominence of diversity, socially responsible and relevant education, specifically for black students, dawned on the academy during the Black Campus Movement. |


(From left) Ben Baker, Sterling Neal Jr. and Steve Stevenson represented black militant organizations at a Black Student Union meeting at the Univesity of Louisville in 1969. Courtesy of the Louisville Defender Collection, University of Louisville Archives and Records Center.

MEADOWS: Your study is the first of its kind to conceptualize a broad-based “Black Campus Movement,” and promises to help us view the Civil Rights era in a new way. What led you to this innovative conceptualization? ROGERS: I was first interested in the nation’s first Black Student Union (BSU) at San Francisco State. It was founded in the spring of 1966 and later engaged in the longest protest of the Black Campus Movement, an almost five-month student strike from November 1968 to March 1969. The more I studied the San Francisco State BSU, the more I realized its members were not only in the forefront of racial change at San Francisco State but higher education. I began to see that the San Francisco State BSU was the vanguard organization of a national movement, which I later termed the Black Campus Movement. What was occurring at San Francisco State—organizing BSU, making demands, organizing protests, aiding the institutionalization of demands—I found was occurring at both black and white colleges across the nation. Even though the San Francisco State BSU had been documented in numerous books, no one had conducted a national study on the movement, demonstrating the similar ideas, techniques and reforms that circulated across the nation in the late 1960s and 1970s. This is what

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I sought to do with my dissertation and I hope to improve on it as I prepare the book manuscript. MEADOWS: How has your thinking and research on this topic changed since completion of your doctoral dissertation? ROGERS: My thinking has not changed much, but my research focus certainly has. Because of the massive scope of this project, it was decided that for my dissertation I would conduct a historical synthesis of secondary literature on the movement. Therefore, there were many holes in my dissertation that could only be filled by primary research. The Black Campus Movement disrupted many campuses that I did not discuss and my examinations of the struggles at particular campuses were incomplete. As I research for my book on the movement, I am mainly unearthing primary documents on the movement and rare secondary materials. MEADOWS: Research on the Black Campus Movement in Kentucky, you have observed, has remained something of a “hole,” which your work aims to fill. What has your research at KHS and other Kentucky repositories taught you about the aims of students and other activists in this region, and the challenges they faced?

ROGERS: I found the database on the civil rights movement in Kentucky from the Kentucky Oral History Commission to be most helpful to my research. From the interviews I scrutinized in this database, it appears that black students felt isolated and harassed at the historically white institutions in Kentucky in the late 1960s. At one Kentucky college, a former black campus activist talked about how white professors were distant to her and her black peers, and another former student discussed a lack of “black parent figures” at her campus. As a result, black students banded together and became close-knit groups, as one stated, and at several Kentucky schools, they demanded black professors and courses. Most of the Kentucky institutions responded to their requests and hired their first black professors to teach Black Studies courses in late 1960s. MEADOWS: From your unique vantage point, how did the Black Campus Movement in Kentucky compare to similar movements in other regions of the nation? ROGERS: It appears that the movement in Kentucky was not as radical as in other states and regions. There did not seem to be many demands for separate and autonomous Black Studies departments and other programs and facilities. The black nationalism that pervaded the struggle in Kentucky seemed to, in most cases, be guided by an attempt for “pluralistic integration” as opposed to group separation. Some black students in Kentucky even sought to integrate traditionally white fraternities and sororities. These unique dynamics were probably the result of the relatively low number of black students at Kentucky schools. MEADOWS: What, in your view, have been the most important legacies of the Black Campus Movement for college campuses today, and for American society more generally? ROGERS: I think the legacy is most apparent in the widespread concern most colleges and universities seem to have for erecting and/or maintaining diverse institutions. In the early 1960s, diversity was simply not on the radar of higher education. Furthermore, the studies on black experience that continue to flow out of the academy are also a prominent legacy of the movement, along with the thousands of Black Studies courses and BSUs. v

Top: On May 1, 1969, Black Student Union activists occupied the administrative offices of the University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences, in protest of the school’s lack of support for African Americans in the university. This action followed a sit-in held in the office of U of L President Woodrow Strickler the previous day. Courtesy of the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center. Bottom: Screen shot of the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky database available through the KHS website. |


Candlelight Tour 2010 “A Classic Christmas”

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) welcomed more than 2,000 visitors November 11-13 during Candlelight Tour, a downtown Frankfort tradition that marks the beginning of the holiday season. Guests enjoyed performances by the Lexington Singers, KHS Museum Theatre, tours of the Old State Capitol, children’s activities and more! They marveled at a large Lionel train display, provided by Frankfort resident Mel Trivette. Youngsters even had a chance to hop aboard a train ride, provided by KHS in partnership with Backyard Bounce, Inc. Candlelight Tour has become one of the Society’s signature events, drawing many first-time visitors to the history campus. The city-wide celebration is the result of a partnership between Downtown Frankfort Inc. and Whitaker Bank.

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The Kentucky Historical Society continually adds to its collections of historic materials. Photographs, documents, artifacts and oral histories help keep Kentucky’s rich past alive for future generations. A sample of the latest acquisitions is featured here.

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Flour Sack, ca. 1950 Feed and milling companies used printed or solid colored cloth flour sacks during the early 20th century. The colorful sacks attracted economical homemakers who used the material to make clothing or create quilts. This unused flour sack still has the paper label adhered. The label could be removed from the cloth by soaking it in water. Donated by Donald R. Rooney, 2009.22

Collection of Dolls, 19th Century In the late 19th century, Faye and Zella McCall created a “family” with their dolls, which included one that had been passed down to them by their mother, Fannie Winstead McCall. The girls dressed one of the female dolls as a man. Donated by Jane F. Babson, 2010.19

Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Dress, 1961 Elizabeth Howard, the Cherry Blossom princess from Kentucky, wore this dress after she was chosen as National Cherry Blossom Festival Queen for 1961. Her random selection came through a spin of a wheel. The dress was made to fit any one of the 52 princesses. Donated by Elizabeth Howard Jefferson, 2010.20

Kentucky Trojans Basketball Team Photograph, ca. 1945 The Trojans were a semi-professional African American basketball team from Lynch, Ky. Racial discrimination forced African Americans to create their own sports leagues and teams. The desegregation of sports slowly began to end in the early 1940s when colleges and professional sports teams began to allow black players to join all-white teams. Donated by Samuel Banks, SC 751

Beaten Biscuit Machine, ca. 1870 Lillie Mae Dye Bland used this machine when she was four or five years old. She stood on a stool rolling the biscuit dough back and forth. Her grandchildren remember her telling stories about using this machine. Donated by Lucia Bland Lister, 2010.21

Kentucky Colored Funeral Directors Photographs, ca. 1940-53 William Fuston Kennedy (Buster) owned and operated the Kennedy Funeral Home in Harlan, Ky. He was one of the first African American funeral home directors in Eastern Kentucky. Kennedy served as president of the Kentucky Colored Funeral Directors Association. This collection contains three photographs of the Association’s annual meeting, an advertising postcard for Buster Kennedy and a photograph of the donor’s grandmother, Addie Butler. Donated by Janis Alexander, 2010.018


KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS President John R. Hall, Lexington 1st Vice President Ann Rosenstein Giles, Lexington 2nd Vice President Henry C. T. Richmond III, Lexington Secretary Kent Whitworth, Frankfort Treasurer Buckner Woodford IV, Paris Ralph G. Anderson,* Harrodsburg Hilary J. Boone Jr.,* Lexington Lucy A. Breathitt, Lexington Bruce Cotton, Lexington James T. Crain Jr., Louisville Dennis T. Dorton, Paintsville Thomas and Clara* Dupree, Lexington Jo M. Ferguson, Louisville Frank Hamilton, Georgetown Jamie Hargrove, Louisville Raymond R. Hornback, Ed.D., Lexington Nancy Lampton, Louisville Elizabeth Lloyd Jones, Midway Anita Madden, Lexington Margaret Patterson, Frankfort Warren W. Rosenthal, Lexington Martin F. Schmidt,* Louisville James W. Shepherd, Georgetown Gerald L. Smith, Ph.D., Lexington Charles W. Stewart, Frankfort John P. Stewart, M.D., Frankfort William B. Sturgill, Lexington James M. Wiseman, Erlanger




CONTENTS Foundation Director’s Report Revenues by Source & Fund Disbursement Gifts from Individuals Gifts from Corporations Gifts in Memorial Gifts in Honor Abraham Lincoln Society Members New Members

Robert E. Rich, Cincinnati, Ex Officio J. David Smith, Pro Bono Counsel

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Rising to the Challenge for Kentucky’s History and Future I am pleased to share this annual report of the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Foundation as its new executive director. Credit and gratitude goes to my predecessor, James E. Wallace, and my colleagues at the Foundation for their success during this reporting period. I joined the KHS Foundation in April 2010, and I look forward to working with you as we move forward. Among the most significant highlights for 2009-2010 was a successful effort to build the Elizabeth Lloyd “Libby” Jones Student Scholarship Fund ($54,375 raised), which supports school field tips to the KHS history campus for qualifying students and their teachers. Named for former KHS president and current KHS Foundation board member Elizabeth Lloyd “Libby” Jones, this scholarship paid the admissions fees for nearly 9,000 Kentucky schoolchildren in 2009-2010. The 2010 KHS Foundation’s phonathon, held annually in January and February, exceeded its $40,000 goal by more than $6,000, continuing the upward trend in phonathon receipts achieved since our first phonathon in 2006. The Foundation relies heavily upon the phonathon for annual fund support, and we are grateful to the 447 donors who supported KHS during the two-week calling session. Your gifts provided important seed money for new educational initiatives as well as ongoing educational programming such as Museum Theatre and the KHS HistoryMobile. In Spring 2010, KHS launched Camp ArtyFact, revived its statewide Kentucky History Conference and merged its Kentucky Junior Historical Society annual conference with Kentucky History Day. The KHS Foundation also made special efforts in 2009-2010 to highlight the importance of the equine industry to Kentucky’s heritage in preparation for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Among the collections purchases made possible by the Foundation this year was a rare tintype (circa 1870) of William “Billy” Walker, an African-American jockey who rode in the first Kentucky Derby in 1875 and won the Derby aboard Baden-Baden two years later. During the 2009-2010 fiscal year, 816 donors contributed more than $1,177,175.57 to the KHS Foundation to support the Society’s mission. At a time when many non-profit organizations experienced declines in giving, this figure represents a six percent increase in total revenue over the preceding year. In all, the Foundation received 968 gifts, including 244 from new donors. Please take a few moments to celebrate what you helped KHS achieve in 2009-2010. Sincerely,


KHS Foundation Executive Director

“Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures,” ($9,550) “Beyond the Log Cabin: Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” ($43,415 - James Graham Brown Foundation grant) “Made to be Played: Traditional Art of Kentucky Luthiers,” ($15,326 - funded in part by Thomas P. Dupree, Sr. in memory of Clara Galtney Dupree) “Kentucky Military Treasures” Online Exhibition ($34,280 – with support from the Kentucky Department for Veterans Affairs Trust Fund)

catriona paul khs scholarly research fellow university of dundee, scotland

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William “Billy� Walker Tintype, ca.1870 ($6,462) Churchill Weavers business records and bank statements ($285)



walker tintype acquisition

Research Fellowships ($5,875 allowed 10 scholars and graduate students to utilize KHS collections) Connecting to Collections: Statewide Planning Grant ($20,000 Institute of Museum and Library Services grant for survey and disaster preparedness)



Individuals Corporations Foundations Organizations Earned Income

$1,030,644 $68,145 $43,100 $35,287 $41,502

84% 6% 4% 3% 3%



Kent Whitworth Executive Director Kentucky Historical Society Corporations 6%

Foundations 4% Organizations 3% Earned Income 3%

Dana Bauer Cox Executive Director Kentucky Historical Society Foundation Darrell Meadows Director of Research and Interpretation Jody Blankenship Director of Education Linda Redmon Director of Finance Lisa S. Cleveland Director of Communications

Individuals 84%

Scott Alvey Director of Design Studio Louise Jones Director of Library and Special Collections Trevor Jones Director of Museum Collections and Exhibitions



Programmatic Operating Fundraising

$337,122 $164,353 $45,975

62% 29% 9%



OUR MISSION Operating 29%

Fundraising 9%

The Kentucky Historical Society engages people in the exploration of the commonwealth’s diverse heritage. Through comprehensive and innovative services, interpretive programs and stewardship, we provide connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future.

OUR VISION Programmatic 62%

The Kentucky Historical Society will be the recognized leader in helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s stories. |


Kentucky Historical Society Foundation

GIFTS FROM INDIVIDUALS July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010 Each year, the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation recognizes the generosity of KHS members and friends who make gifts to benefit KHS programs and services through annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, grants and corporate matching gifts. Please note: This report reflects only those gifts received by the Foundation during the period July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010. The outstanding balance on multi-year pledges is not reflected in this report. Gifts of $100,000 or more Mr. Hilary J. Boone* Mr. Martin F. Schmidt* Gifts of $10,000 to $49,999 Mr. Thomas P. Dupree, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Warren W. Rosenthal Mr. William B. Sturgill Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999 Ms. Sandra A. Frazier Mrs. Martha Pulliam* Mr. and Mrs. John E. Tobe Gifts $1,000 to $4,999 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Don and Mira Ball Mr. and Mrs. James E. Bassett III Ms. Edith Bingham Mr. and Mrs. William R. Black Dr. and Mrs. Britt Brockman, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. J. McCauley Brown Mr. and Mrs. Steven Caller Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Cowgill, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James T. Crain, Jr. Gen. (Ret.) Jo M. Ferguson Gen. (Ret.) and Mrs. Richard L. Frymire Mr. and Mrs. William Giles Mr. David Grissom Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Hargrove Mr. Tom Harney Mr. Frank B. Hower, Jr. Mrs. Mary D. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Frank Justice Ms. Nancy Lampton Mr. and Mrs. Preston Madden Mr. Richard Masson Dr. Darrell Meadows** and Rev. Rene Whitaker Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Miller Ms. Thelma M. Murphy Ms. Ann Prothro Mr. Robert E. Rich Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. T. Richmond III Mr. and Mrs. Jack Russell Dr. and Mrs. David B. Stevens Dr. and Mrs. John P. Stewart Mr.** and Mrs. James E. Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Buckner Woodford IV Ms. Ruth P. Wright Gifts $500 to $999 Mrs. Nancy D. Baird Jody Blankenship** and Barbara Walden C. Leslie and Lois Dawson Senator Wendell H. Ford Ms. Anne M. Gibbs Col. David B. Grover

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Neil and Sharon Hackworth Mr. Louis L. Haggin III Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hall Mr. Michael N. Harreld Mr. W. James Host Mr. Thomas B. Kessinger III Mrs. Ruth G. Korzenborn Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Marsh Mr. Ronald W. and Michele Morgan Mrs. Gloria W. Singletary Mr. William R. Stamler Dr. Glen E. Taul Mr.** and Mrs. Kent Whitworth Ms. JoEtta Wickliffe Mr. and Mrs. William T. Young, Jr. Gifts of $1 to $499 Norma M. Adams Mr. William G. Adams Marguerite Adams Mrs. Joan Adrian Ms. Mary Alexander Ms. Dorothy Alexander L. C. Allen, M.D. Ms. Linda A. Anderson Mr. William M. Andrews Anonymous Mr. Robert E. Arnold Millicent C. Arnold Ms. Florence Ayers Violetta Jean Ayulo Dr. J. C. Badgett Dr. Yvonne H. Baldwin Ms. Amy Ballard Ms. Rogers R. Barde Mrs. Edith M. Bare Mrs. Lida M. Barker Ralph and Mary Anna Barnes Mrs. Jan Barnes Ms. Rebecca Barnes Mr. Garland H. Barr III Mr. Mike Barton Ms. Frances B. Batla Mr. and Mrs. John B. Baughman Leondus Beach Mr. Richard T. Bealmear Ms. Celina R. Bean Mr. Thomas Beatty Mr. Robert L. Bell Mr. Robert D. Bell Mr. Donald Bell Mrs. Linda O. Bell George J. Bellamy Ms. Angela S. Bennett Dr. Robert W. Bercaw Mrs. June C. Bertram Ms. Ann E. Bettison Mrs. Ann B. Bevins Mr. Robert Blake Mr. Madison V. Blanton

C J Blevins Mr. Wally Bober Patricia Boden Ms. Sue M. Bogardus Ms. Helen R. Bolce Mr. Edward S. Bonnie Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Boone Mr. James G. Booten Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Boram Mr. Nathan C. Bowen Jr. Mrs. Betty A. Bowles Mr. Stanley R. Bradbury L. L. Bradley Jack and Brenda Brammer Mr. and Mrs. William F. Brashear Thomas Braun Mrs. Helen B. Breckinridge Mr. James D. Brent Mr. Robert M. Brewer Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brewer Dr. McHenry N. Brewer Mr. Preston Brown Mr. Warner Brown Mr. and Mrs. Martin Brown, Jr. Meredith M. Brown Mrs. Mary Anne Brown Mr. Ritchey E. Brown Virginia L. Brown Mr. David T. Brown Mr. Jim Brown Frank and Martha Brown Ms. Dawn Browning Ms. Elizabeth Browning Mrs. Mildred P. Browning Mr. Ray Brundige Dr. William Bryant Nancy O. Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. Ray B. Buckberry, Jr. Mr. Edward D. Bullard Mr. Jack D. Bunnell Ms Marilyn F. Burchett Judith Burns Mr. Tom Burns Ms. Sheila Mason Burton Dr. Anne S. Butler Mrs. Betty H. Butler Mr. Frank D. Cain James and Marilyn Cain Dr. Glyn Caldwell Ms. Cornelia Calhoun Mr. and Mrs. Alex G. Campbell, Jr. Mrs. Deborah J. Campisano Colette Cardwell Carol Carpenter Ms. Annie Carter Ms. Sharon Cates Mrs. Anne F. Caudill Mr. Richard D. Cawby Mr. D. D. Cayce III Ms. Anne Cecil Larry Chandler Mr. Dennis L. Chapman Ms. Nancy L. Chascsa Mrs. Elizabeth J. Chavez C. H. Chelf George M. Chescheir, III Mrs. Loretta Clark Mr. Richard T. Clark Mrs. Mary E. Clay Mr. Robert Claycomb Dr. James C. Claypool, Ph.D. Ms. Mary W. Clayville Mr. and Mrs.** Larry Cleveland Ms. Madgel Cleveland Mr. Marty Cline, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Codell

Mr. L. Coleman Coffey Dr. Edward M. Coffman Mr. Louis Cohen Mr. and Mrs. John S. Cole III Mrs. Carole L. Cole Mrs. Sherley O. Coleman W. Ernest and Mary Lynn Collins Mrs. Jane M. Collins Lisa Collins Ms. Constance L. Collins Ms. Blanche M. Collins Mrs. Jane K. Colten Ms. Carolyn Combs Walton Conn Dr. & Mrs. Philip Conn Mr. Richard B. Cook Katelyn Cooper Mr. Alan Corbitt Ms. Mary Cothrun Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cotton Mr. and Mrs.** Jim Cox Mrs. Nash Cox Dr. Fred E. Coy Ms. Ruth N. Craig Mr. John M. Craig Mr. Albert G. Craig, Jr. Ms. Deborah Crocker Ms. Mary Jo Cross Mr. Jerry Crossland Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Cunningham John and Marilyn Curry Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Curtis Mr. Anthony P. Curtis** Dr. and Mrs. W. Lisle Dalton Sr. Mr. Ed Dance Ms. Betty R. Darnell Ms. Margaret L. Daugherty Ms. Barbara J. Davis Mr. J. W. Davis, Jr. Dr.** and Mrs. Nelson Dawson Ms. Diane Dawson Mrs. Joan C. Day Mr. Patrick A. Day Mr. Lloyd Dean Ms. Anna L. Dearinger Garland Deaton Mr. Richard DeCamp Mr. Larry C. Deener Alice Delambre Mr. Lou DeLuca Ms. Nancy Demartra Mrs. Annie Denny** Mrs. James L. Devine Ms. Joanne DeWitt Dr. Joseph Dobner Mr. Steve Dooley Mrs. Dorothy A. Dulude Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Duncan Mrs. Ruth H. Duncan Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Dungan Mrs. Laverne Dunning Meredeth S. Durr Susan and Eddie Dyer Mrs. Melissa Earnest Ms. Brenda S. Edwards Mrs. Lynn K. Egan Ms. Delores A. Eisenbeis Mr. and Mrs.** John Elliot Mr. William L. Ellison Jr Mr. Tom Emberton Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Emerson The Honorable William Engle III Mr. and Mrs. William G. Evans Ms. Robin Fain Mr. Robert M. Fain Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Verna and Maj. Byrnes

Fairchild Ms. Jean Y. Farrisee Ms. Marilyn Faughn Mr. and Mrs. Phil R. Feigel Mrs. Walter B. Ferguson Mr. Jesse S. Ferguson Ms. Sharon Fields Mrs. Joyce Fischer Mrs. Judith Fischer Dr and Mrs. Norman Fisher Ms. Rhonda Fister Mrs. Virginia P. Flanagan Winona L. Fletcher Ph. D Mr. James A. Foerster Mr. Ed Foley Ms. Margy Fowler Eleanor and Ben Fowler Mr. Donald Fowler Mary P. Fox, M.D. Martha Francis Mrs. Luella Franke Mrs. Sandra G. Frazier Dr. Robert E. French Mrs. Deborah Froste Ms. Connie Fry Ms. Clara M. Fulkerson Mr. Roger H. Futrell Mr. Tim Futrell Mr. Robert E. Gable Mrs. Linda Gaby Mr. Wyatt W. Garland Danny and Marcia Garland Mr. Lewis E. Garrison Mrs. Nellie Garrison Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. Gatewood Mr. George W. Gayhart Ms. Susan A. George Mrs. Jo-Ann Geringer Mr. Gary Gerlach Mr. Matthew Gibbs Warren K. Gilbert Ms. Gloria Giles Mr. James V. Gill Mr. John S. Gillig Dr. and Mrs. Duane I. Gillum Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose W. Givens, Sr. Mr. Thomas B. Givhan Mr. Paul Gleason Mr. John Glenn Mrs. Anne Bevier Goin Ms. Laura Leigh Goins Lt. Col. and Mrs. Howard T. Goodpaster Mayor and Mrs. William Gorman Mr. Lance P. Gorman Lt. Col. and Mrs. Michael Gough Ms. Rebecca M. Grainger Mrs. Betty L. Graves Mr. Everett Gray Ms. Karen Gray Mrs. John W. Greathouse, Sr. Dr. Scott Green Ms. June G. Greenwell Mrs. Eleanor Griffin Mrs. Lois Grigsby Mr. Rodney Gross Mrs. Viola D. Gross Mr. Larry Gross Mr. Robert Haddad Dr. Paul C. Hager Ms. Caroline P. Haight Ms. Rosemary N. Hamblin Mrs. Sarah F. Hamilton Mr. Neal O. Hammon Mr. Merrill R. Hammons Ms. Ruby E. Hampton Mr. James P. Hancock

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preserve america history teacher of the year ashley adkins paducah tilghman high school


library & research facilities

Collins, Fitzgerald and Governor’s Awards ($2,000 provided by KHS Foundation to recognize and honor outstanding individual efforts in Kentucky history scholarship) Preserve America History Teacher of the Year ($872 Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History)

Teaching with Primary Sources ($888 - Library of Congress via Illinois State University) Martin F. Schmidt Library Materials ($10,532) |


Thanks to the Kentucky Historical Society’s Cemetery Preservation Program, we were able to locate our great-great-grandfather who we have been trying to locate for the past eight years. You were the “extra mile,” and we are truly grateful.

- Jim and Irene Raleigh


Ms. Lee Hanson Helen Happy Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Hardy, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hardy Col. Douglas A. Harper Ret. Mr. Charles E. Harper Ms. Anne Y. Harper Mr. Theodore Harris Mr. and Mrs. James B. Harrison Mr. Thomas S. Harvey Mr. I. Michael Hatcher Mr. Ken Hatfield Mr. and Mrs. John F. Heady Mark S. Henderson Mrs. Laura H. Hendrix Mrs. Judy B. Hendrix William Herndon Kathryn J. Hickey Mr. Preston T. Higgins II Ms. Judy Hinckley Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Hinds Ms. Donna J. Holbrook John Holmes Mrs. Norma Holton Mr. John J. Hopkins III Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Hornback Ms. Olga H. Houchin Mr. Thomas R. House Katharine M. Houston Mr. James Howard Mrs. Betty P. Howard Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Howard Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Howard Ms. Margaret L. Howell Mr. Eugene Huffine Mrs. Rebekah M. Huffman Mr. Hal T. Hughes Ms. Glendolynn N. Hughes Mrs. Harry B. Huntsman Mrs. Walter J. Hurd Mr. and Mrs.** J. L. Hurst Mr. and Mrs. Michael Huskisson Mr. John R. Hutchison Guy and Anna Ingram Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Ireland Mr. Patrick R. Ireland Mr. William G. Janes Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Jelsma Mr. Kirk C. Jenkins Ms. Phyllis L. Jewell Mrs. Florence Johnson

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Mr. Carol W. Johnson Mr. Hobart C. Johnson Mary M. Johnstone Ms. Patsy Jones Col. Michael A. Jones Mr. James L. Jones Ms. Geri Jones Mr. Alva C. Jones Nicholas and Patricia Kafoglis Mr.** and Mrs. Jim Kastner Ms. Jean Keating Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Keleher Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Don Kelly Maj. Gen. Maurice W. Kendall, USA Ret. Mr. John S. Kennedy Mrs. Martha F. King Mr. Albert King Ms. Mary Jean Kinsman Mr. and Mrs. William D. Kirkland Dr. John E. Kleber Mr. Donald Kleier Dr. and Mrs. James C. Klotter Ms. Linda F. Knight David and Barbara Knox Ms. Virginia Konerman Mr. George Koplos Mr. Marvin A. Kummer Mr. Frank Kuron Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Kuster Mrs. Margaret Lane Mr. James D. LaRue, Jr. Ms. Deborah Laue Mr. Eldon E. Lawson JoAlice Layman Mr. Rice C. Leach Lloyd Leach Jill and Gary LeMaster Ms. Linda J. Linder Mr. Pierce Lively Ms. Virginia H. Lonsdale Ms. Nora Lovan Ms. Lou Ella S. Lowe Dr. Marion B. Lucas Mr. Gary Luhr Priscilla A. Lynd Mr. Edmund D. Lyon Mr. J. E. Maddox Mr. and Mrs. Dan Maenza Ms. Anne Mahoney Ms. Mary Louise Majors

Mr. William J. Manby Alice Manchikes Ms. Ruth M. Maples Mr. and Mrs. William J. Marshall Mr. Joe D. Martin Richard and Jean Massamore Mr. W. R. Mathews, Jr. Mrs. Robert F. Matthews Jr. Mrs. Angelita M. May Dr. Elissa May-Plattner Ms. Anne W. Mays Mr. Thomas J. McBride Ms. Lynn C. McCarthy Ms. M. Dianna McClure Ms. Anna J. McClure Mr. Wayne E. McCollom Ms. Valerie McCurdy Mr. Mike McDonald Mr. and Mrs. James C. McGary Mr. Michael McGrath Mrs. Virginia McHenry-Hepner Bonnie McKee Mrs. Virginia L. McKenney Mr. and Mrs. Jim McWilliams Mary Meade Dr. R. Wathen Medley, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Medley Virgelia Meek Marilyn M. Melton Elborn and Burney Mendenhall Mr. Charles H. Meng Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Meng Mr. Boynton Merrill, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Merritt Mrs. Oveda Messer Dr. James W. Middleton Ms. Ann B. Milburn Mr. Roy Milburn Mary Helen and Guion Miller Brett and Leslie** Miller Mr. Henry D. Mills Ms. Elizabeth S. Mills Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Minish Ms. Flora D. Mitchell Marion L. Mitola William and Karyl Mohrmann Ms. Pamela Moore Ms. Leslee Moore Ms. Paula Moore Ms. Sarah L. Moore Mr. William T. Moore Ms. C. Jean Moorman Ms. Hazel Morris Mrs. Melissa Morris Ms. Jane B. Moser Ms. Anne Mulholland

Mr. Mike Mullins Mrs. Patti Mullins Mrs. A. J. Napier Ms. Linda Neill James Nelson Alton and Betty Neurath Ms. Verna Mae Newman Mr. Nick Nicholson Jr. Dr. Patricia K. Nicol Ms. Patty Nilest David Noble Ms. Yvette Norsworthy Ms. Sharon A. Oliver Dr. Nancy O’Malley Ms. Donna C. Orr Dr. James A. Orr, Jr. Ms. Lona Owens Ms. Roberta P. Padgett Judge John S. Palmore Mrs. Jane Pappas Mr. Robert J. Parks Ms. Ellen Parks Agnes Parman Ms. Emily L. Parr Dr. Allan M. Parrent Mr. and Mrs. William Patterson Dr. John Patterson and Dr. Ann Pollock Mr. James A. Pearson Ms. Patty Peavler Ms. Ann J. Pennington Mr. Estill C. Pennington Mr. and Ms. John A. Perry Ms. and Mr. Wanda H. Perry Mr. William R. Peters Mrs. Lauren Petrillo Mr. Don Philpot William and Jane Pierson Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Pinney Mr. Thomas H. Plummer, Jr. Ms. Elizabeth B. Polack Mr. William R. B. Potter Ms. Joan Pottinger Vandy and Linda Powell Ms. Nina C. Pratt Ms. Rebecca Preece Mr. O. L. Press Ms. Amalie M. Preston Mr. James T. Prewitt Mr. Alexander T. Probus Mr. Carlos Pugh Laura Quinn Janet and Jerry Raider Mrs. Roxanne Ramsden John M. Ransdell Ms. Margaret T. Ratliff Mr. John F. Reesor

Ms. Kathie J. Regan Mrs. Joy Reid Mr. Fred Reinert Mr. Reece Reinhold Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Renfro Dr. Robert M. Rennick* Mrs. Sally Rice Mrs. R. O. Richards III Ms. Teressa Riggs Mr.** and Mrs. Don Rightmyer Mrs. Margaret C. Riley Jayna Jones Riner Mr. and Mrs. Hobart L. Risley Mr. William G. Robbins Mr. William L. Robbins Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Roberts Mr. and Mrs. James Roberts Ms. Adina Roberts Mr. James B. Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Robinette II Ms. Ella Robinson Mr. Donald Robinson Mr. Nelson Rodes Ms. Charlotte C. Rodes Jeffrey S. Rodgers Ms. Carolyn M. Rodgers Ms. Anne L. Rodick Phillip Rogers Mrs. Kenney Roseberry Ms. Natalie Rosenfeldt Pat and Becky Rotan Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Rout Mr. Malcolm D. Royse Mr. Adolph F. Rupp III Ms. Linda W. Rush Dr. James E. Russell, M.D. Mr. Mark Russell Mr. and Ms. David Salyers Dr. I. Taylor Sanders, II Mr. John Sanders Drs. John and Marilyn Sanders Ms. Joyce Sanford John and Margorie Sangalli Mrs. Zenet Schissler Ms. Gloria Schmidt Mr. Kenneth C. Schulte Ms. Judy Seidt John and Jane Semones Mrs. Joseph Severance, Sr. Ms. Patricia A. Sexton Mr. Franklin G. Sharer Ms. Renee M. Shaw Mr. Brian Sheehan Mr. Charles Sheffer Mr. and Mrs. James W. Shepherd Dr. William D. Shrader Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Shropshire Mr. Gerald T. Silvers Nicholas X. Simon Mr. and Mrs. James L. Simpson III Mr. Bruce Siria Joyce Sisk Ms. Katie Skidmore** Mr. Joseph D. Skipworth Mr. Robinette C. Smith Mr. and Mrs. W. Robert Smith Ms. Sherry Smith Richard and Jane Smith Mr. Walter A. Smith, Jr. Mr. Earl T. Smith Mrs. Lee Smith Beverly Smith Mrs. Lois C. Snapp Mrs. Ann Snelling Dr. James H. Snider Ed.D Mr. Norman L. Snider

Ms. Rita Souther Mr. John G. Sparks Ms. B. Holliday Sparrow Ms. Sue Speed Mrs. Phyllis V. Spiker Ms. Cora J. Spiller Mr. George B. Spragens Mrs. Charlotte H. Stagner Ms. Catherine Staib Ms. Georgia Stamper Capt. Ronald C. Stephens Mr. Bruce Stephens Mr. Giles L. Stephens, Jr. Ms. Jane B. Stephenson Dr. John D. Stewart II Mr. William O. Stidham James G. Stinson June Stokley Dr. and Mrs. Richard G. Stone Mr. George B. Stone Mrs. Jone Stone Mr. Earl W. Stone Mr. Louis Stout Ms. Janyce Stout Mr. Bernard B. Strange, Jr.* Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Strenecky Ms. Sheila Stuckey Ms. Sallye H. Stumbo Ms. Ann D. Sturgill Deane and Ann Summers Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Suter Mrs. Henry N. Sutherland Ms. Rosalie Swann Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Swinford Jr. Arthur and Glenna Symons The Honorable Julia K. Tackett Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Tackett Mrs. Carolyn M. Taylor Mr. Edmund Taylor Mr. Robert B. Taylor Ms. Linda Taylor Mr. James C. Thomas Ms. Donna S. Thompson Mrs. Peggy F. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson Ms. Patricia R. Thrash Ms. Karen Tierney Ms. Vonnell D. Tingle Ms. Ouida F. Tisdall-Patton Mr. Dennis Tivel Mr. Martin B. Tracy Mr. L. Michael Trapasso Ms. Margaret Trouart Mayor Roger Truitt Ms. Nancy Tucker Mr. James H. Turner Ms. Sandy Tutt Ms. Bettie J. Tuttle Mrs. Linda Twyman Mrs. Betty Updike Mr. Raymond Van Hook

Mrs. Frederick Van Lennep Dr. and Mrs. John Van Willigen The Honorable Laurance B. VanMeter Mrs. George M. VanMeter Ms. Virginia Vassallo Ms. Joan Veazey Mr. Donald L. Wagoner Ms. Donna M. Waites Mr. John W. Walker Mr. David L. Walker III Dr. Henry J. Walter Mrs. Nancy W. Walton Ms. Alisha Ward Mr. Allen D. Waters Mr. Lowry R. Watkins Jr Mr. Richard B. Watkins Mr. Alvin Wax Ms. Joan B. Wells Mrs. Jessieanne H. Wells Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wells Mr. James A. Wesche Mrs. Jo Ann M. Wever Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Whalen Mr. Robert E. Wheeler Mr. Kenneth A. Wheeler Mrs. Barbara F. White Mr. Galen J. White Jr Ms. Jamie Whiteside Mr. Louie Whitis Mr. Michael R. Whitley Dr. and Mrs. Albin C. Whitworth Ms. Ann G. Widmer Ms. Clara Y. Wieland Ms. Susan H. Wilburn Mr. Dennis G. Wilder Mrs. Shirleen Wilhelm Mr. Richard L. Williams Mr. Ken Williams Ms. Michelle Willoughby Ms. Bobbie L. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. John K. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Wilson Mrs. Iris J. Winkler Presley and Ethel Winner Mrs. Sharon M. Withers Ms. Carol Witten Mr. Ralph G. Wolff Mrs. Joyce M. Wood Mr. John H. Woods Ms. Carol F. Workman Mr. Orman R. Wright, Jr. Ms. Wilma Yeary Mary Youman Ms. Marilyn Zoidis** Mr. Robert M. Zwick

museum theatre

Cemetery Preservation Program ($12,000 to pay personnel costs) Museum Theatre ($4,693 used to support outreach programming offered to Kentucky schools) Sponsorships with Frankfort-area businesses and downtown organizations ($2,500 used to support re-establishment of Frankfort Transit Trolley, $400 used to underwrite Chamber of Commerce Decorative Bench Program to benefit the Historic Grand Theatre)



* deceased ** current or former KHS staff 2009-2010

Communications/Marketing ($8,152) |


boone day old state capitol


kentucky’s military treasures

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KHS Boone Day Program in conjunction with Capitol Centennial Celebration ($5,000)

Kentucky Historical Society Foundation


kentucky folklife program

July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010 Gifts of $10,000 to $49,999 Brereton and Elizabeth Jones Charitable Fund Brown-Forman Corporation The Cralle Foundation Inc Institute of Museum and Library Services The Tawani Foundation Toyota Motor Engineering & Mfg. North America, Inc. Gifts $5,000 to $9,999 Rosenstein Family Charitable Foundation Inc Stock Yards Bank and Trust Gifts $1,000 to $4,999 ArvinMeritor Citizens National Bank of Paintsville Citizens Union Bank of Shelbyville Cracker Barrel Foundation E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund First Citizens Bank First Federal Savings Bank Graviss McDonald’s hardscuffle inc. Helen H. Donan Charitable Fund Hyden Citizens Bank, Inc. Kentucky Bank Kentucky Genealogical Society, Inc. Main Street Russellville Inc. Mildred V. Horn Foundation Mockingbird Valley Preservation Alliance, Inc. National History Day US Bank Gifts $500 to $999 Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co. Commercial Bank of Grayson Commercial Bank of West Liberty Farmers National Bank Home Federal Bank Inez Deposit Bank McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland Peoples Exchange Bank of Beattyville Town and Country Bank and Trust Company United Bank White Hall Elementary Your Community Bank Gifts $1 to $499 American Printing House for the Blind AT&T Foundation Matching Gift Program Ballard County 4-H Council Caller Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. Casey County Middle School Collins Lane Elementary School Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century Elkhorn Elementary GoodSearch Highland Elementary IBM Matching Grants Program Kentucky Community & Technical College System

Kentucky Museum and Heritage Alliance Kentucky Sports Authority KHS Staff** KPMG Lansdowne Elementary School Marines Corps League Kentuckiana Detachment #729 McCready Manor, Inc. National Society of Sons of the American Revolution Singletary Center for the Arts Southern Elementary School

MEMORIAL GIFTS GIVEN IN MEMORY OF LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS Col. (ret.) Armando J. Alfaro James E. Wallace** Walter Baker Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Dungan Maj. Gen. (Ret.) and Mrs. Richard L. Frymire Mr. and Mrs. Warren Rosenthal

Jack Morris Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Crossland Ms. Hazel Morris Martha D. Pulliam Mr. James Pulliam Jean Welch Rankin Annie Denny** Margaret Stewart Schmidt Martin F. Schmidt* Martin L. and Grita N. Schmidt Martin F. Schmidt* Rene Siria Anonymous Mr. Bruce Siria

IN HONOR OF A SPECIAL PERSON OR OBSERVANCE Mrs. Thomas Bradshaw Mrs. Walter J. Hurd Charlie L. Cook Mr. Richard B. Cook

The Barkley Families of Lewis/Mason Counties Ms. Joan B. Wells

Mark Meyers Ms. Rebecca Barnes

Hilary J. Boone Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hall

Robert B. Taylor Mrs. Carolyn M. Taylor

Chris Clifton Ms. Jamie Whiteside

James Wallace Anonymous Ms. Anne M. Gibbs Ms. Katie Skidmore**

Jospeh Fanelli William Herndon John and Sadie Garland Mr. Wyatt W. Garland Bunch and Gus Griffin Mrs. Eleanor Griffin

Sue Woodford Mr. Buckner Woodford IV * deceased ** current or former KHS staff 2009-2010

Joe and Mary Hamrick Pamela Moore Adrienne George Hardesty Mr. George Koplos Carol McGurk Ms. Rhonda Fister Mary Evelyn Moore Ms. Paula Moore |


COLLECTIONS DONORS Estate of Lucille Abernathy Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Alice Arington Christina G. Benson Linda Breathitt Dick Burdette Judy Burdette Sara Elliot** Arline Florence Robert French Ruth French Daniel Gilven Barbara Grider Michael Harreld Carolyn Pennebaker Hopkins Larry Hopkins Jack Howard Kentucky Lottery Corporation Nancy Lee-Riffe Dr. Willis P. McKee Leslie Miller** Billy G. Newkirk Office of Creative Services Diana Peters Red Bird Clinic Dorothy Reese Nancy Robinson Magdalene Reece Sims Connie Halfhill Smith Jane Smith University of Kentucky Athletics

W.K. Catinna Church of the Ascension Larry Combs Nash Cox Martha Davis Mary Pat Dobbins Eastern Kentucky University Ann Ferrell Arline Florence Robert French David Gay Kevin Graffagnino Barbara Grider Virginia Hamilton Jack Howard J. Donald Judy Kentucky Department for Veterans Affairs Kentucky Derby Museum Kentucky Heritage Council Kentucky State University McDowell House Museum Joy Morgan Ronald Morgan Larry Neuner Oldham County Historical Society Mary McElroy Perry Diana Lynn Peters Harlan (Ike) Pinkston III Dorothy Reese Jim Rosendaul Jerry Sampson Beth Shields Nancy K Smith John M Trowbridge Albin Whitworth Dave Williams

MEMBERS OF THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN SOCIETY PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORS Lifetime giving equals or exceeds $1 million dollars or more in cash or cash equivalent. Hilary J. Boone* Sara Shallenberger Brown James Graham Brown Foundation Rosenthal Foundation Martin F. Schmidt* Toyota

CHANCELLOR’S FRIENDS Cumulative contributions equal or exceed $500,000 or more in cash or cash equivalent. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph G. Anderson* Brown-Forman Corporation National Endowment for the Humanities

DIRECTOR’S FELLOWS Lifetime donations equal or exceed $250,000 or more in cash or cash equivalent. Anonymous Dr. Richard C. and Genevieve Brown* Owsley Brown Frazier John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Keeneland Foundation The Stewart Home School


FOUNDING TRUSTEES Have given $100,000 or more in cash or cash equivalents.

Kenneth Ashcraft Beaches Area Historical Society Lila Bellando Besser Museum for Northwest Michigan Marjorie Boylen Linda Bradford Linda Breathitt Sarah Brown

Mary and Barry Bingham Sr. Fund Joan Cralle Day Thomas P. and Clara* Dupree Farmers Bank and Capital Trust Fidelity Investments

Gheens Foundation James N. Gray Foundation Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels Humana Foundation William B. Sturgill William T. Young Sr.* Bill and Barbara Young

TRUSTEES Individuals or organizations whose lifetime giving totals $50,000 or greater. Abercrombie Foundation Cinergy Foundation Cralle Foundation CSX Transportation Delta Airlines Richard L. Frymire James F. Hardymon Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation PNC Bank Foundation Robert E. Rich

MEMBERS Individuals or organizations whose lifetime giving totals $25,000 or greater. A. J. Alexander, M.D.* Muhammad Ali American Legion Post #6, Madisonville Retired Col. Armando J. Alfaro* Anonymous Ashland Inc. Ball Homes BellSouth Ray Black and Son, Inc. Governor Edward T. Breathitt Katherine Alexander Brewer Martin Brown Jr. Budd Company C. Michael Davenport Cincinnati Bell Foundation Dr. Thomas D. Clark* Clay Ingels Company Corporex R. C. Durr Foundation First Southern National Bank John R. and Donna Hall James A. and Natalie Haslam

Thank you so much for paying for the HistoryMobile. I never thought that a museum would fit in a truck! My name is Sommer, and I absolutely love to learn and I absolutely love to go to museums. The thing I loved the most was the detailed photographs, paintings and artifacts. Thank you so much for sending the HistoryMobile.

- SOMMER, FIFTH-GRADER, Kerrick Elementary, Louisville, Kentucky

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Charles and Melba P. Hay Jacob and Edith Horn Family Mr. and Mrs. Frank F. Hower Jr. Johnson Controls Foundation Governor Brereton and Libby Jones Mr. and Mrs. William Kirkland Kentucky Bankers Association Inc. Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Kentucky Genealogical Society Dr. Glenn and Judy Marsh Lois Mateus and Tim Peters Moninger-Schmidt Fund Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Murphy Jr. Pilot Corporation Henry E.* and Betty Pogue IV Rhodes Bequest Rosenstein Family James and Lynne Shepherd Mr. and Mrs. Fred Silhanek Frank W. Sower Steele-Reese Foundation Stock Yards Bank & Trust Sumitomo Corporation John E. and Joanne Tobe * deceased

KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY FRIEND LEVEL MEMBERS Frankfort-Franklin County Tourist Commission Kandie Adkinson Vincent Akers David Bergman Thomas Braun Helen B. Breckinridge John P. Broderson Meredith M. Brown Gerald L. Brown Nancy O. Buchanan David Buchta James Cain Glyn Caldwell Carol Carpenter Bennett Clark Stephen Collins Simon K. Cornett Bruce Cotton Norwood Cowgill Louis Dawers Alice Delambre G. M. Dew Bruce Dungan Edwin W. Dyer Thomas R. Emerson Kendrick T. Fischer Betty H. Ford T. Andrews Gary Jr. Holly Gathright Ambrose W. Givens David B. Grover Sharon K. Hackworth Gene Hawkins Mark S. Henderson H. E. Hill Alice K. Hobson

“ I am excited about Camp ArtyFact. As a lifelong educator, I know that schools can’t do everything, and classes such as Camp ArtyFact broaden children’s horizons SO much, open their eyes, increase their abilities and encourage art, theatre and a love of history. That is hard to do. Thank you!” - Sue Darnell Ellis, Grandparent, Camp ArtyFact participant camp artyfact

“ My favorite part of Camp ArtyFact was telling about artifacts. It’s a fun way to make up stories!” - Camp ArtyFact participant “ My favorite activity at Camp ArtyFact was making the Capitol out of clay because it was familiar and gooey.” - Camp ArtyFact participant “ I think acting out our play was the best day of Camp ArtyFact.” - Camp ArtyFact participant “ My favorite activity at Camp ArtyFact was the museum tour – Daniel Boone’s skull!” - Camp ArtyFact participant “ Thanks for providing Camp ArtyFact. It is a great opportunity for interactive learning. Our daughter loved it!”

Strategic Planning Project ($19,587)



- Parent, Camp ArtyFact participant

KJHS and Kentucky’s National History Day ($1,000 from USBank, $5,000 from National History Day Inc., $3,396 from KHS Foundation)

Camp ArtyFact ($2,500)

KHS HistoryMobile ($5,532.16 in fuel donated by Pilot Corporation) School Programs ($16,965 Elizabeth “Libby” Lloyd Jones Student Scholarship Funds which helped 8,483 students experience KHS) | xiii

Thank you for a superb two weeks of research in the archives at the Kentucky Historical Society. The staff were very professional, courteous, kind and engaging. I am grateful for the financial support for my work, which I will complete in the next few years. I anticipate positive reaction. It is due to the research I accomplished at your archives. - BRIAN MILLER Professor of History, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS Kentucky Historical Society Research Fellow

Taylor Hoover Larry J. Hopkins John D. Howard Charles Hudson Charles E. Hungate Michael D. Jamerson Kirk C. Jenkins Patsy D. Jones Terry Lacer Amanda Lange Rice C. Leach Buck Lebus Stephanie Lind Pierce Lively Francis Luecke Priscilla A. Lynd Marla McCullough John A. Medley Elborn Mendenhall Orlando J. Miller Dorothy T. Nagel John L. Nehil Charles L. Owen Donna Pace Matthew Petersen Carolyn Purcell Mary Rall Helen Rice Charlotte C. Rodes Linda C. Sawyers Nicholas X. Simon James H. Simpson Kenneth W. Smith Alice Sparks Bruce Stephens Cynthia C. Stone Glenna J. Symons Elizabeth Taylor Paul A. Tenkotte Howard Van Antwerp James C. Van Meter Alvin D. Wax Jo Ann M. Wever Ruth G. Wilkinson Robert L. Witt Robert G. Wright Kenneth Yee Man Tse

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KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEW MEMBERS Bullitt County History Museum Back Home in Kentucky Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Akron Summit Co Public Lib The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Mount Prospect Public Library United States Postal Service Madison County Public Library Morehead State University Peck Flannery Gream Warren Architects, LLC Creekside Baptist Church David B. Abner Luther Adams Marguerite Adams Paul Adams Jacklyn Albaum Michelle Alcorn Ayten Aleem James O. Allen Amy Allen John Allen John R. Allen, M.D. Scott Alvey** Jean N. Anderson Linda Anderson Patricia Arrington Carolyn Ashley Sarah Austin Michael Baker Diane Baldwin Kasey Bardin Robin Barmore Frances K. Barr Rena S. Bartlett Janet Bauer Robert Beck Emily Bedwell Melissa J. Benton Amy Berge Phyllis and Richard Blackaby Jody Blankenship**

Janice B. Blythe Peggy Boulware William Bowker Andrew Bowman Sara Brady Carlynn Brandon Bobby L. Bratton Pat Bricking Glen R. Brown Karis Brown Amy Brown George I. Bruner Mike Burchett Dennis Burrows Stephen Burton Rendell Butler Kathy E. Caminiti Catherine L. Caminsky William Campion John Carleton Burrus Carnahan David K. Carpenter Melinda Carr Lucy Lee M. Carroll Kathy Carter Judy Cederholm Wayne Chaney Janice Childers Gail Childress Deborah B. Chittum Karen Claiborne Cheryl Clark James C. Claypool Mary Kay Clements Kimberly J. Coleman Cris Coleman John D. Columbia Dae L. Combs Alan Corbitt Dana Cox** Mike Cox Michael Crain Michael L. Crain Martha J. Creekmur Veronica Cullison Joshua Cunningham Thomas E. Daily Lorraine Dangerfield Mark B. Davis Rhonda Davis James Dawson, Jr. Mike Deetsch** Margaret Deiotte

Wanda DeName William A. Denny Nicole DeTomaso Doris DeVore Sally Dickens Warren Dickinson Carolyn S. Diener Mary Belle Dixon Joyce Dotson Colleen Douglas Clyde W. Downing Mary and Isaac W. Dugan, Jr. Georgia Dunigan Beth Dunn Patricia B. Eckles Karen Edwards Sue Ellis George Ely David England Phyllis English Nancy Estes Myra S. Evans Jennifer Faith Wilma Farley Gary Feger Jill and Mark Fielder Benjamin Fitzpatrick Jandel Fontaine Susan and Gene Fouts Allan Frank Arthur J. Frank, Jr. James Frederick Rose A. Gahafer Jeannie Gambill Wyatt W. Garland Phyllis Garratt Mark Gaskins John Gerstle Linda Giles Nancy E. Giles James V. Gill Ellen and James Glasgow Arthur F. Goin Debra J. Goins James A. Goodknight Carl K. Greene Paul Gregory Patricia Groves Mary Hackmann Jill I. Haddad Gina and James Hagan Paul C. Hager Carretha Hale

Sandra Hall Lindsey Hammers Judy L. Hammond Stephanie Hampton Robin Hancock Marianne T. Hanley Daniel Hanrahan Brian D. Harney Tamara W. Harris Kelly Harris Nichole Harrod** Harvey A. Hawkins Abel Hayes Kenneth Heavrin Bonnie C. Hedges Scott Hedges Stenson R. Henderson Melva D. Henninger Jamey Herdelin Deborah W. Hicks Judy Hinckley Lynne Hollingsworth** Larry J. Hopkins Derrick C. Hord Tammy Horn James Howard Nancy Howard Donald C. Howell George Hromyak Thomas Hundley Mary A. Hunt Debra Israel Ruby H. Jacob Jennifer Jacoby Georgiana and Stephen Jaggie Linda Jarvis JoAnn Jenkins Florence Johnson Jack Johnston Trevor Jones** Byron Jones Deborah J. Jones Louise Jones** Mary Ann Jurgens Mary M. Kaiser Travis Kays** Beverly Kegley Terri Kelley Darlene and Dan Kelly Norma Kersey Albert King John King Linda Kiser Mary Ellen Klatte Charla Kleopfer Kathryn Kohn Richard Krause William E. Lawrence Leonard Lawrence Patricia Layton Robert L’Ecuyer Karen L. Leek Elsie L. Lewis Tina Lewis Allison Lile Susan Lindsey Barbara Long Richard B. Lucas Carolyn Lynn Robert Mackey Amy Jo Madden-Frazier Ronald Maples Alisha Martin Kathryn T. Martin Patricia E. Matiilar John D. Mattingly

Rosemary and Garry McCandless Ellen McCarthy Stewart B. McCarty, Jr. Edith and David McCaulley John McCloud Anna J. McClure W. L. McCoy Valerie McCurdy Linda McDanel Mary McGary Christine McLerran Andrew McMichael Cynthia McNamara Darrell Meadows** and Rene Whitaker Kathy and Daniel Medley Brian R. Mefford Clay V. M. Miles** Janice and Jim Miller Betty Miller Constance A. Mills Cynthia Miracle Charles Mitchell Marilyn Montgomery Jim Montgomery Celeste and Ben Moore Eleanor R. Morris Betty Lou Morrison Mike Mullins Patti Mullins Edith L. Murray Mark Myers Marshall Myers Marilyn Nalley Rollie J. Neal Ernie L. New Margarita and Barry Nichols Julie and Scott Nielsen Patty Nilest Rachel Nipper Jeff Noble Tom Nolan Anne Novy Debra Oates Janice Osborne Janice Oster Judy K. Owens Terri H. Oxner Dana and Mitch Parker Betty Lyn Parker** Robert J. Parks George Parsons Sue and Bob Patrick Phyllis Payne Joseph W. Pearson Susan Peters Geneva Pettit Opal Phillips Diane M. Phillips Gregory Phillips William Pike Calvin and Brooks Pinney Steven T. Pitts Kelly Poole Lori K. Poole Jeffrey Powell Joanne and William Powell Rebecca Preece Beth L. Preher Lori Lyn Price Todd Puckett Irene and Jim Raleigh George Raque Morgan Reck Jay Redick William Redmond John S. Reed

David Reese Kathie J. Regan Daniel H. Reigle Virginia and Joseph Reinhart Lynn S. Renau Jerrell Reynolds Helen Rice Samuel L. Richardson** Roland Richmond Sylvia J. Riddle-Rennick Marion Ringler Nancy Roberson Mark L. Roberts Daniel Robertson Jane M. Robertson James T. Robinson, Jr. Sandra Roe Phyllis and Peter Rogers Bernard J. Roke Pam Rowland W. E. Rubarts Carol Saenger Diksha Satish Jessamine Sauey Matt Sawyers Donna Sayre Julie and Joe Schildt Brenda and Wesley Schissler Ann Schlosser Tish Schmedeke Lynda B. Schreiner Carol Schultz Kenneth K. Schwedler Richard Scott Roy A. Self David Serafini Anna Doris Shanks Tammy Shaw Brian Sheehan Marjorie A. Shelton Shirley Sheperson Kathryn Sherman Lori A. Sheroan Lynda Sherrard Cathy B. Shockley Patricia G. Shoemaker Heather S. Shore Gilda and John Shortt Anthony Shouse Scott G. Shultz Margaret A. Simpson Deborah Skaggs Nancy Skeen Sinda Slagle Cienna Slattery John Small Byron D. Smith Donna J. Smith Bonnie Snellen Mary A. Snyder Rebecca Spanyer Martha E. Sparks Sue Speed Patricia Spurlock Felicia J. Stalder Kimberly Stewart Kathleen Stilwell Jana Stokes William A. Stone Nancy E. Stone Susie R. Stough Linwood Strenecky Emma Stucker Dorothy M. Stumbo Stacy Sullivan Bill Sundberg

Ann and Robert Sutherland Lonnie F. Swartz Gay Sweely Elwood Tackett Emma M. Talbott Tim Talbott** Helen Taulbee Stephen L. Taylor Kay and Edwin C. Thomas Teri Tidwell James Tierney Elizabeth R. Tillett Dennis Tivel Carol and Gerald Toner Shelley T. Toombs Michael Toomey and Lydia Birk Natalie Treece Kenneth Yee Man Tse Judy Turner James Turpin Mark Upton Gina Velkly Ellen and Donald Venhoff Judith H. Vines Gayle Waddell Donald L. Wagoner Johnna M. Waldon W. Grady Walter II Laura Warren Norvelle Wathen Elizabeth Waud Christopher S Weedall Mary and Zeb Weese Franklin Welch Roger W. Wells Joan B. Wells Kitty N. Werner Teena and Paul Whalen Leta Wheeler Wanda Wheeler Katherine Wheeler Arnette Whitehouse Mary L. Whitney Walter C. Whitt Shayne Wicker John Wilborn Ezra Mae Wild Phillip Wilkins Kathy Williams David W. Williams Sallie Williams George R. Willis Faith Wilmes Rick Wilson Don E. Windhorst, Sr. Mary Witt Frances Woerner Dolores Woosley Kirk P. Woosley Grady N. Yeary James Yocum Susan Young Cynthia Young Theresa Young** Jan Rose C. Zingg Barbara J. Zoller

highlighting history pre-derby event

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The KHS Foundation appreciates the individuals, corporations and foundations that supported the Kentucky Historical Society in 2009-2010. To make your contribution for 2010-2011, please contact the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation at 502-564-1792, ext. 4449 or visit Donations are accepted by check, by credit card and online. As you consider your estate plans, please remember the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation.

100 West Broadway | Frankfort, KY 40601 502.564.1792 |

The Kentucky Historical Society is an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.

Cleon Milton Bay, shown here on his farm with his wife, Margaret, spent most of his life working with machines that used electricity.


The Milton Cleon Bay Collection Story of new items has a certain spark.

He may not be as well known as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison or Nikola Tesla, but Milton Cleon Bay of Bracken County, Ky. was a “wizard” of electricity all the same. And now, thanks to his wife and son, objects from Bay’s vocation and avocation have become part of the permanent collections of the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS). |


SOCIETYCOLLECTIONS Several months ago, KHS received a call from a man who said his father had collected old radios and televisions. The caller wanted to know if KHS would be interested in any items from his father’s collection. But what sounded at first like the story of a radio and television enthusiast turned out to be so much more. Bay’s love of all things electrical was not just a hobby; it was a way of life. When KHS staff arrived at the Bay farm for a site visit, they were overwhelmed with the size of the collection. Staff members even remarked that if they could have airlifted the entire farm with house, outbuildings and utility poles and transplanted them to the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, they would have. At an early age, Bay—who was born in the 1920s— developed an interest in electricity and the machines that either produced electricity or used electricity as their power source. He was primarily self-taught, although he had radio training during World War II and attended electrical training classes later in life. In addition to being a full-time tobacco farmer, he did repair work on radios and televisions, worked for the local rural electric cooperative and for the local water company.

Bay hand-wired his entire farm with electricity— including an electrical backup system linked to a working glass battery arsenal in the shed; installed an intercom system reaching to the barn—which once helped him scare off would-be hay thieves while he was in the safety of his home—and rigged his mail box to notify him when the mail had arrived. His workshop contained four four-drawer filing cabinets filled with schematics for practically every radio and television

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produced in the last 60 years. It also contained various manuals, scientific magazines, radio and television parts as well as other electrical and electronic materials. Because of the impossibility of taking everything, KHS staff members chose objects that typified Bay’s interests and reflected how these interests impacted his and his family’s lives. For example, a television of Bay’s is now part of KHS collections. Bay’s son, Terry, likes to say that he was the only kid in America who was forced to watch television. Being the local TV repairman, Bay would fix a television and then assign Terry the task of watching it to make sure the problems had been corrected. Terry would do his homework while checking to see if the vertical or horizontal hold was working. In the days before cable and sophisticated televisions-and decades before high definition-- Americans used antennas to receive their television signals. Many families used “rabbit ears,” or small antennas that sat on top of the television and had to be adjusted periodically. Others had large outdoor antennas that could pick up signals from long distances. Bay took this a step further. He would often stay up late at night and rotate the antenna until he got a signal from a different state. He would then write the television station telling them he had received their signal, and kept track of the stations whose signal he had received by using a cork board map with push-pins. The letters he received in response from the various television stations were filed in a set of pigeon holes that he had built on the workshop wall. The cork board map, complete with push-pins; the letters; the television Bay watched while searching for out-of-state signals; his work clothes; family photographs, letters and diaries; and many other items only scratch the surface of the story of the Bay family. To supplement those items with even more details, Bay’s wife, Margaret, and his son, Terry, participated in an oral history interview and discussed their lives and the story of Bay, who died in December 2009. The Bay family’s story is a tale of adaptation and progress that helps KHS, through a combination of artifacts and special collections, tell the story of Milton Cleon Bay, Bracken County’s own wizard of electricity. v

Drama Anyone? Girl Scout Workshop Focuses on Basics of Theater Girl Scout Leader Jolene Mentzer lets her troop of Brownies choose which activities they will participate in each month. When she gave the girls the option of attending a Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Girl Scout Workshop, they jumped at the chance. Mentzer, of Frankfort, says the troop tries to visit the KHS history campus each year. KHS Director of Education Jody Blankenship said, “I think what’s great is that we’ve really become partners with the Girl Scout councils. I hope to move from offering a few workshops a year to creating a place that always has something specifically for Scouts. I’d like Scouts to take ownership of the history campus.” Mentzer’s troop joined three others at the “Let’s Pretend!” workshop on Saturday, Oct. 16. Laura Blake, Ph.D., a speech and drama teacher at the Lexington School who regularly appears in KHS Museum Theatre

productions, worked with KHS staff to design this particular workshop. Brownies rotated between three stations led by Blake; Erica Harvey, KHS coordinator of children’s and family programs; and Adam Luckey, KHS Museum Theatre specialist. At Blake’s station, Girl Scouts warmed up their bodies and voices through a series of activities. After getting their acting tools ready, Blake demonstrated the importance of being aware of your surroundings and working together on stage through the Bat, Bug and Tree game. One Scout, the bat, is blindfolded and must maneuver through the other Scouts, or trees, while trying to catch the bug, another Scout. The trees and bug all make specific sounds that eventually lead the bat to her “meal.” Above: Girl Scout Brownies modeled their theater masks . |

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Theatre masks were the center of Harvey’s station. Harvey asked the Brownies to make a mask and then, together, create a story about a troop of Girl Scouts on an adventure. After the characters and settings were chosen, each Brownie was tasked with adding a sentence to the story. This team-building activity resulted in lots of laughs. At his station, Luckey introduced Brownies to theatre basics—costumes and vocabulary. The girls practiced their quick change abilities during a costume relay. The Scouts especially enjoyed this activity when some of their mothers joined in. Next, Luckey taught the Brownies theatrical terms and then asked the girls to put their knowledge to use by developing and acting out short scenes. Troop Leader Sarah Paris, of Versailles, said the workshop was great. “It was one of the most organized events we’ve been to,” Paris said. Harvey is looking forward to the Girl Scout workshops scheduled later this year and early next year “So far we’ve had a lot of success,” Harvey said. “I hope to expand to different Girl Scout age groups and offer workshops for Boy Scouts in the future.” Blankenship said these workshops are an example of how KHS teaches children. “We ask children to analyze history and theatre by encouraging critical thinking, communication, teamwork and leadership development,” he said. “These life skills can be applied every day, not just when children are on our campus.” This and all of the Girl Scout workshops in 2010 and 2011 were made possible through the generous support of the KHS Foundation. To learn more about the workshops, visit the KHS website at: v

From top: Adam Luckey discusses theater vocabulary. Center: Brownies plan their responses to questions dealing with theater. Bottom: Laura Blake leads troops through the Bat, Bug and Tree game.

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CONNECTIONS | Education Briefs KJHS/KHD Contest Schedule Set for Spring 2011 The 2011 KJHS/KHD Spring Contest schedule includes the following dates: Districts 1 & 2 Owensboro Kentucky Wesleyan University March 26 District 3 Louisville Frazier Museum of International History March 26 This winter, hundreds of school children are at local libraries, archives, universities and historical societies diligently researching a topic in Kentucky and United States history. Their topics all fit under the 2011 Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS)/Kentucky History Day (KHD) theme, “Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.� Once the weather breaks, these students will enter their research in the form of a paper, exhibition, website, documentary or performance into one of eight district contests at sites across the commonwealth. The contests are organized and hosted jointly by KHS and a local sponsor. Students who receive medals at district contests will advance to the KJHS Annual Meeting where the state History Day contest will be held April 29-30 at the KHS history campus in Frankfort. Last year, more than 1,500 students participated in KJHS through programs, contests and service activities. These programs help students understand, appreciate and become advocates for Kentucky history. This year, with support from National History Day, Inc., and the Library of Congress, KHS will expand the KJHS program with additional activities and workshops for students, teachers and community partners through the winter and spring. For a full listing of student and teacher activities, visit the KHS website at, or contact the KHS Education Team at 502564-1792.

District 4 Bowling Green Western Kentucky University March 19 District 5 Richmond Eastern Kentucky University March 19 District 6 Frankfort KHS Campus March 19 District 7 Morehead Morehead State University March 5 District 8 Cumberland Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College March 25 |


CONNECTIONS | Education Briefs From Our Campus to Yours Museum Theatre program offers outreach options The commonwealth is calling, and the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is answering the call. The KHS Museum Theatre school outreach season has begun, and the Museum Theatre program will be visiting campuses across the state. The outreach season began a little earlier this year than in the past. In August, the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences held a unique public educational program on historical immigration trends from the past and present, and invited the community to discuss options for the future. KHS Museum Theatre presented “Necessity Knows No Law: The Lives and Liberties of Bloody Monday.” Then, in February, the Museum Theatre program will present “Red, White and Black: The Bradens, the Wades, and a Bombing” in a similar public forum with discussion and dialogue about civil rights.

Kentuckians who defended their country in times of need. The program ends with local veterans sharing their own stories and experiences with the school. Visit the new and improved KHS Museum Theatre webpage at to download playbills or to learn more about the plays offered. Or call Greg Hardison at (502) 564-1792 to bring KHS Museum Theatre to your campus.

The most popular program among elementary schools is “Exploring Perspectives in Frontier Kentucky.” This 50-minute in-school program challenges students to understand life on the Kentucky frontier. Students watch a short play about Kentucky frontiersman Daniel Trabue and then respond to issues of westward expansion and land ownership. Working as a group, students use their imaginations and bodies to gain insight on the complex challenges and differing perspectives of Native Americans and settlers. This year, the program will offer a new component-supplemental materials provided by the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission in conjunction with the Kentucky Heritage Council. A new school assembly program for the 2010-11 season is “Brave Patriotic Kentuckians.” In conjunction with the program, schools can honor veterans by inviting local veterans to their all-school assembly, and together the students and veterans experience a live 15-minute play about young Kentuckian Franklin Sousley who fought in World War II and helped to raise the flag at Iwo Jima. They can also enjoy a short multimedia presentation that shares the stories of other patriotic

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KHS Museum Theatre Coordinator Greg Hardison performs as Daniel Trabue.

CONNECTIONS | Education Briefs Spring Break Version of Camp ArtyFact Offers Prelude to its Longer Summer Counterpart For the third consecutive season, this April KHS will present Camp ArtyFact. Participants in camp explore the KHS history campus and collections and then create their own works of art. Through hands-on activities like sculpting, painting, drawing and theatre, children discover Kentucky’s history, culture and traditions.

collections while also giving them an outlet to respond to what they have seen and learned.

Using a variety of collections housed at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and the Old State Capitol, students will create original works of art in response to material culture and other objects on view. This unique program introduces children to KHS

To see a listing of past classes and descriptions, visit To inquire about Camp ArtyFact, contact Mike Deetsch at 502-564-1792 or

This spring’s classes will take place April 4—8 and run between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Stay tuned for registration information in early February.

Blazing a Trail Through History: New Gallery Guides in the Works The Kentucky Society Children of the American Revolution (KSCAR), a children’s leadership organization for the descendents of patriots of the American Revolution, has chosen one of the Kentucky Historical Society’s (KHS) latest programs as the beneficiary of its state project. The project, “Blazing a Trail Through History,” is a partnership between KHS and KSCAR to develop family activity booklets for the exhibitions at the KHS history campus.

KSCAR members will help test and evaluate the initial versions of the guides, while also raising money to support a professionally printed final product. In an effort to raise money to support the project, KSCAR State President Mallory Clouse and other members of the organization created the cookbook “Favorite Family Recipes.” All proceeds from the sale of the cookbook benefit KHS. To find out more about KSCAR, visit

The exhibition guides will encourage children and their parents to discover themes, objects and stories in the museum galleries. The guides use questioning strategies, drawing activities, word games and puzzles to enhance learning experiences while creating a fun-filled family visit. The guides will also be available on the KHS website.

At right: Kent Whiworth, KHS executive director, Mallory Clouse, KSCAR state president, Erica Harvey, KHS coordinator of children’s and family programs, Leslie Miller, KHS membership associate. |


Perspective | Society News KHS Works to Make Civil War 150th a Statewide Initiative The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS), administrator of the Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, is working to make the 150th anniversary of America’s most significant conflict a statewide commemoration.

public programming across the history campus, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Ancestors, outreach programming such as the Kentucky Junior Historical Society and teacher professional development.

KHS is encouraging local historical societies and arts organizations across the state to develop Civil War-related programming. Activities currently planned include a Civil War seminar in Winchester, an exhibit at the Hopewell Museum in Paris, a United States Colored Troops grave marker dedication in Simpsonville and a Civil War music festival in Frankfort. KHS is also working with the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism and the Kentucky Heritage Council on several heritage tourism development initiatives. These include recognizing Civil War sites on the state highway map, working with a revitalized Kentucky Civil War Sites Association on promotional initiatives and planning a statewide Civil War trail. In addition, the Society will incorporate the Civil War into its existing programs, including interpretive experiences and

Using federal Transportation Enhancement funds, KHS will complete a variety of projects, including a new Civil War exhibit for the KHS HistoryMobile, new Museums-to-Go traveling exhibits, Civil War historical markers and web-based resources for teachers. This 150th anniversary presents KHS with the opportunity to educate the public about Kentucky’s unique role during the war. Although funds are limited, KHS will create both new programs and use existing resources to broadly interpret this important part of Kentucky’s past.

The Civil War by the Numbers 100,000 Approximate number of Kentuckians who served in the Union and Confederate armies.


Low-end approximation of battles, actions and skirmishes fought in Kentucky during the Civil War.


Kentucky courthouses burned during the Civil War

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70,000 Union troops


Confederate troops

30,000 Approximate number of Kentuckians who died during the Civil War.


Number of generals Kentucky contributed to the Union army

Number of generals Kentucky contributed to the Confederacy




Approximate number of state historical highway markers about Civil War topics.

Deaths from disease or exposure


people in Fayette County who voted for Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 election


Deaths in battle or from wounds

25 Number of members of the Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, which includes legislators, state agency representatives, historic site personnel, historians and at-large members.


Civil War presidents— both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis— born in Kentucky.


State capitols captured by the Confederate army —Kentucky’s Old State Capitol—in 1862.

Perspective | Society News Toyota Kentucky Hall of Governors Getting a New Look in 2011 Next summer, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will unveil improvements to the Toyota Kentucky Hall of Governors exhibition. Originally on view in the Old State Capitol Annex, the portraits of Kentucky governors were moved to their current location for the opening of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. This display is now one of the Center’s primary attractions. However, added visitation to the Center comes with increased opportunity for the potential of damage to the portraits. The lack of barriers and their location in a primary corridor has left the paintings within the reach of visitors, and in some cases, damage has occurred. Repairs, even for minor damage, can cost thousands of dollars and require that the portraits be sent out-of-state to trained conservators. As the repository for the official portraits of Kentucky’s governors, KHS has made plans to redesign this corridor, which will ensure these portraits are preserved for future generations. After soliciting proposals from specialized museum design and fabrication firms, KHS staff and technical advisors from within state government reviewed four proposals and selected Solid Light, Inc. from Louisville, Ky. as the firm responsible for providing design plans for the Toyota Hall of Governors. Solid Light’s work portfolio includes several projects at sites such as Historic Locust Grove, the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University, Falls of the Ohio State Park, Farmington Historic Plantation, the Frazier International History Museum and the Sauza Heritage Center in Mexico. The team from Solid Light will work closely with KHS staff to address the project’s goals and objectives. Renovation plans for the exhibition contain new components that will capture the attention of visitors and engage them in an exploration of Kentucky’s history. Additional elements include a timeline rail showing a Kentucky history timeline running parallel to a U.S. history timeline, graphic dividers to help orient visitors to the interpretive timeframe and cases

Conceptual drawing of Hall of Governors from Solid Light Inc., Louisville, Ky.

to allow for the display of KHS collections. Of course, the official portraits of Kentucky’s governors will remain the focal point. In an overview for “Kentucky’s Governors: 17921985,” Kentucky’s Historian Laureate for Life Thomas D. Clark called out the Kentucky Hall of Governors as the only historical record that could “document more graphically the differences in the administration and the personalities” of Kentucky’s chief executives. To coincide with Clark’s directive, the interpretation of the exhibition focuses on three themes. It explains the role of the governor and how it has changed over time, explores the individual stories of the governors and places the tenure of each governor in the historical timeline of Kentucky and the nation. However, this will not be another portrait gallery. The redesign of the Toyota Hall of Governors project goes beyond the political histories to provide visitors with a new perspective on the gubernatorial history of Kentucky. These improvements are made possible through capital funding from the Kentucky General Assembly. The Toyota Hall of Governors redesign is projected for completion in early summer 2011. |


Perspective | Society News KHS to Offer New Membership Categories and Levels The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will begin offering new membership levels and categories on Jan. 1, 2011. These changes were made in an effort to streamline the membership program and to clarify benefits. Since the last change to membership five years ago, the suite of member benefits has been greatly enhanced. The Chronicle, which once was a newsletter, has evolved into an award-winning publication with articles about KHS exhibitions, programs and events. KHS members also now have remote access to Footnote-Library Plus Edition allowing them to use this premier database to search important historical and genealogical documents and photographs in the comfort of their homes. New membership categories include: Explorer $30 (65 or older, $25) Complimentary admission, reduced rates on programs and a subscription to the Chronicle

Pioneer $45 (65 or older, $40) Complimentary admission for self and one other person, reduced rates on programs and a subscription to the Chronicle and either the Register OR Kentucky Ancestors Trailblazer $55 (65 or older, $50) Complimentary admission for self and up to three others, reduced rates on programs, and a subscription to all publications--the Chronicle, the Register and Kentucky Ancestors. Ambassador for Institutions and organizations $60 Complimentary admission for up to six people and all publications--the Chronicle, the Register and Kentucky Ancestors. All current memberships will remain valid until the designated expiration date. Members can then renew at the new levels. Students will continue to receive discounted rates and should contact the KHS Membership Coordinator for details. While membership dues are not tax-deductable, history lovers and friends of the Society can also support the KHS Foundation. Those gifts are tax-deductible and are used to support KHS programs, exhibitions and preservation efforts.

KHS Receives Recognition for Tourism Marketing The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) received three Traverse Awards for Excellence in Tourism Marketing during the 2010 Kentucky Tourism Council’s Annual Conference, held Oct. 19-20 in Covington, Ky. KHS was recognized with the following awards: • Second place for the Chronicle in the visitor guide/ other booklet category • Second place for the Society’s marketing campaign for “Kentucky Military Treasures: Selections from the Kentucky Historical Society Collections”

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• Honorable mention for the Society’s newly launched social media efforts including Facebook, the History Burgoo blog and Twitter. Best of show this year was awarded to the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council for its “Vintage Kentucky: The Vine to Wine” marketing campaign. For more information on the Kentucky Tourism Council, see:

Perspective | Society News Survey Confirms Importance of Early Museum Visits In February 2010, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) extended its members an invitation to participate in a national survey of active supporters of museums. The study was prepared and coordinated by Reach Advisors of New York and was performed at no cost to participating museums. More than 40,000 people from 103 different institutions responded in total-- 256 of whom represented KHS. Institutions participating in the survey included art museums, science museums, children’s museums, natural history museums, historic sites and other history museums. KHS already has a good understanding of the Society’s audiences, so this survey revealed no surprises. Survey results allowed KHS to see how the demographics of its audience compared to other museums, both similar and different in nature. This information provides indications of what visitors and members value at other

institutions and what best practices KHS might consider to broaden interest and value on the Society’s history campus. The most important and ambitious aspect of the survey was its attempt to gain increased insight into what motivates a person not only to realize the significance of museums, but to become an active supporter. A better understanding of this motivation directly impacts decisions related to the long-term sustainability of KHS. Survey results confirmed the significance of memorable visits at an early age, often as a part of school groups. This study was a contributing factor in KHS’s decision to support continued growth and innovation in school programs and educator resources. Educator and student- related efforts are a vital part of KHS’s new strategic plan. To read the KHS plan in detail, see

Irish and Scots-Irish Genealogy Program Proves Popular Fifty-seven genealogists were treated to a special Family-History Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 9 when Irishmen Fintan Mullan and Brian Trainor presented a program on Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. The workshop was presented as part of the Ulster Historical Foundation U.S. tour, in partnetship with the Kentucky Genealogical Society.

the St. Francis Catholic Church cemetery. The two men visited the cemetery, located on Frankfort Pike in Georgetown, and obtained several unique gravestone rubbings. They found a number of headstones that identified the deceased as Irish.

Mullan, director of the Ulster Historical Foundation, and Trainor, former director of public records for Northern Ireland and former director of research for the Ulster Historical Foundation, met with KHS staff on Friday afternoon when they arrived in Kentucky.

After discussing genealogical research dilemmas with workshop participants, Trainor and Mullan left for St. Louis, the next stop on their U.S. tour that will take them as far west and south as Houston.

Trainor discussed gravestones with Ann Johnson, KHS administrative assistant and resident Kentucky cemetery expert, and was particularly excited when he heard about

Trainor mentioned the trip during his presentation on gravestone markings the next day.

To find out more about the Ulster Historical Foundation, visit |


Perspective | Society News Kentucky War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission Named The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has been named the administrator of the Kentucky War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, which was established by the Kentucky General Assembly. Members were recently appointed by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. The 18-member commission, which includes state agencies and at-large members, will work on a broad range of educational programs that will commemorate Kentucky’s role in the War of 1812, which is sometimes called “America’s Second Revolution.” Although the War of 1812 is largely forgotten today, many Kentuckians played important military and political roles in the conflict. Henry Clay helped negotiate the treaty that ended the war and Gen. John Adair, who later became Governor of Kentucky, led the Kentucky troops at the Battle of New Orleans.

Three-pounder brass cannon seized by the British following the fall of Detroit in 1812. KHS Collections.

Richard Mentor Johnson (1781-1850) War of 1812 veteran and eventual vice president of the United States.

Kentucky War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission members Matthew Bailey, of Guthrie at-large appointee Sen.Tom Buford representing the Kentucky State Senate Virginia Carter representing the Kentucky Humanities Council Justice Bill Cunningham, of Kuttawa at-large appointee The Rev. Kilen Gray representing the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission

Drum, ca. 1812. KHS Collections.

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Mike Presnell representing the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission Rep.Tanya Pullin representing the Kentucky House of Representatives Rep. Steve Riggs representing the Kentucky House of Representatives Secretary Marcheta Sparrow representing the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

Sen. Jimmy Higdon representing the Kentucky State Senate

Roger Stapleton representing the Kentucky Heritage Council

Nicky Hughes, of Frankfort at-large appointee

Adj. Gen. Edward Tonini representing the Adjutant General’s office

Ruth Korzenborn representing KHS

John M. Trowbridge, of Lawrenceburg at-large appointee

Dorothy A. Ledger, of Greenup at-large appointee

Kent Whitworth representing KHS

Karl Lietzenmayer representing the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

INSPIRATION | Foundation Update Calling All History Lovers! Annual Phonathon Provides a Chance to Show Your Support If you receive this publication, you care deeply about Kentucky—its history, culture and traditions. Chances are, you believe that the way a society preserves and respects its past is a predictor of that society’s future successes or failures. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Foundation’s annual phonathon offers history advocates across the nation an opportunity to support the Society in its commitment to preserving and showcasing both the stories and tangible pieces of the commonwealth’s rich history for generations to come. This year—which marks the Foundation’s fifth annual campaign—KHS staff, board members and friends will make calls on behalf of the Society in an effort to raise $50,000, surpassing last year’s goal by $10,000. Last year, more than 80 KHS staff members, board members and friends volunteered their time.

Donations from supporters across the nation during phonathon make an immediate impact on KHS programs. Calling will last 10 days and will take place from Jan. 24-28 and Jan. 31-Feb. 4, and members and friends will receive a postcard in the mail about a week before phonathon begins as a reminder that staff volunteers and others will be calling. Making a donation to the KHS Foundation Annual Fund is simple, and donations are accepted in several ways. Go online to and click on Give/Join, then follow the links. Call the development office at 502-564-1792 and speak with a development associate. Mail checks or payment information to the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601. Or simply answer the call this winter and speak with a KHS phonathon representative. |


INSPIRATION | Foundation Update

New Members Inducted in the Abraham Lincoln Society The 2010 Abraham Lincoln Society Gala provided an opportunity to honor new inductees and members into the organization’s leadership giving circle, recognizing those who have demonstrated a generous commitment of $25,000 or more to the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Foundation. Attendees this year were treated to an exhibit of Paul Sawyier paintings, which were bequeathed to the Society by the late Mary D. Kelly, along with samples of the Morgan Kentucky Postcard Collection, which was recently donated to the Society by Ronald and Michele Morgan. Author and historian William E. Ellis presented the evening’s keynote address, “River Reflections.” The KHS Foundation also welcomed new members Ronald and Michele Morgan and the Mary D. Kelly Living Trust. Gov. Brereton and Elizabeth Lloyd “Libby” Jones were also honored, along with John R. and Donna Hall.

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For updated calendar information, visit All events held at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History unless otherwise noted.


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Additional Thursday times 4:30, 6 p.m. Old State Capitol Delve into the politics and everyday life of the tumultuous 19thcentury by touring this National Historic Landmark that served as Kentucky’s capitol from 1830 to 1910. Tours begin at the Center for Kentucky History. Free with admission. Contact


Saturdays, 2 p.m. Kentucky Military History Museum Travel back in time as you tour the first floor of this 1850 Gothic Revival architectural treasure. Learn about the history of the building and grounds as well as the ongoing renovation process. Tours must be scheduled at the Center for Kentucky History. Free. Contact


Saturday, Jan. 8, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. KHS joins the Kentucky Genealogical Society with a series of free, family-history workshops each month. Topics range from how to begin documenting your ancestry to specialized resources for experienced genealogists. A light lunch is available at a cost of $6 payable at the door. Registration is required by noon on Jan. 7. Contact


Listening to the Past Saturday, Jan. 8, 9 a.m. to noon Girl Scout Brownies will discover how young girls entertained themselves before electricity and television. Workshop participants will watch a Museum Theatre performance inspired by the diary of a 1930s Kentucky farm woman and explore how archeology, diaries and oral histories help record and save the past. Cost includes a Try-it badge, a KHS badge, craft materials, a snack and admission to the KHS history campus. For registration and pricing information, contact Stephanie Allen, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, at or 502-636-0900.

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Yarn and Fabric Arts Saturday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to noon Girl Scout Juniors are invited to join KHS for some fabric fun! Workshop participants will explore the KHS quilt collection, try their hands at embroidery and make their own tie-dye shirts. The workshop fee includes a Yarn and Fabric Arts badge, a KHS badge, craft materials, a snack and admission to the KHS history campus. For registration and pricing information, contact the Girl Scouts of the Wilderness Road Council at or 859-293-2621.


Saturday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. KHS joins the Kentucky Genealogical Society with a series of free, family-history workshops each month. Topics range from how to begin documenting your ancestry to specialized resources for experienced genealogists. A light lunch is available at a cost of $6 payable at the door. Registration is required by noon on Feb. 11. Contact


Saturday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. KHS joins the Kentucky Genealogical Society with a series of free, family-history workshops each month. Topics range from how to begin documenting your ancestry to specialized resources for experienced genealogists. A light lunch is available at a cost of $6 payable at the door. Registration is required by noon on March 11. Contact


“To Save the Land and People” Thursday, March 17, 6:30 p.m. This documentary tells the story of resistance in the voices of people who were directly involved and demonstrates the creativity and energy that indigenous and working class people bring to the environmental justice movement. Directed by Anne Lewis. $4 for members and $8 for non-members. Contact


Thursday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. Old State Capitol Topic TBD


Let’s Pretend Saturday, March 26, 9 a.m. to noon Girl Scout Brownies will bring history to life by learning fun drama techniques, playing games with objects from KHS collections and creating their own drama masks. The workshop fee includes a Try-it badge, a KHS badge, craft materials, a snack and admission to the KHS history campus. For registration and pricing information, contact Stephanie Allen, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, at or 502-636-0900.

New KHS Membership Levels Begin Jan. 1, 2011* Explorer $30 (65 or older, $25) Complimentary admission, reduced rates on programs and a subscription to the Chronicle Pioneer $45 (65 or older, $40) Complimentary admission for self and one other person, reduced rates on programs and a subscription to the Chronicle and either The Register or Kentucky Ancestors Trailblazer $55 (65 or older, $50) Complimentary admission for self and up to three others, reduced rates on programs and a subscription to all publications—the Chronicle, the Register and Kentucky Ancestors. Ambassador for Institutions and organizations, $60 Complimentary admission for up to six people and all publications—the Chronicle, the Register and Kentucky Ancestors. *Current memberships are valid until expiration date and can be renewed at new levels.

Find out more at and Click Give/Join, or call the KHS membership office at 502-564-1792

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