History Center Marks Ky. 225 With New Exhibit
The Kentucky Historical Society celebrated the state’s 225th birthday Thursday with the opening a new exhibit dedicated to some of the unsung everyday heroes of the Commonwealth. People of Kentucky uses stories, objects, and photographs to highlight quintessential Kentucky themes.
"We came up with some large ideas of what Kentuckians do," said Julie Kemper, senior curator for the Thomas D. Clark Center For History. "We serve, whether it be in the military, our community, our local schools, we act - we stand up for things we believe in, we provide, we take care of our families, and we wanted to cover things that Kentuckians do and show some great stories at the same time," Kemper told WUKY.
More than 35 well known and not so well known individuals with ties to the Bluegrass are profiled. The exhibit runs through October 14th.