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Lexington History Museum

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    While no one has written a comprehensive history of Lexington Parks and Recreation we do have quite a bit of knowledge to drop on you in this fresh episode of Lex Talk History hosted by Lexington History Museum executive director Mandy Higgins and WUKY's Alan Lytle. First we recap a super busy Pride Month, talk about some exciting happenings at the museum and then in our 'Lex Get Into It segment' Michelle Koseniak and Adrienne Thakur from Lexington Parks and Recreation join us for a look back and a look ahead at Lexington's growing and changing parks system.
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    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and we're shining the spotlight on a series of events in Lexington. HAAPI - Heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders festival kicks off Friday night May 3rd from 6 to 9 pm at Moondance Amphitheatre at Midnight Pass. Lexington Vice Mayor Dan Wu and Ellen Sam, one of the first Asians to serve in the Lexington Police Department, share their stories with history museum executive director Dr. Amanda Higgins and WUKY's Alan Lytle. They also talk about the rich and significant history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Lexington.
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    WUKY's Alan Lytle and LHM executive director Dr. Amanda Higgins welcome Keeneland Library Director Roda Ferraro for a special behind the scenes look at the development of The Heart of the Turf exhibit, its importance to Lexington history, and the many influential Black horsemen and women who made Lexington the center of the horse world. The exhibit is on display through Derby Day at the Lexington History Museum. Roda will also give an in-person talk on 'The Heart of The Turf' on Sunday April 14th at 2 p.m. at the museum. Roda also highlights the library's newest exhibit - A Rite of Spring: the 100th Running of the Blue Grass Stakes, now open to the public! Featuring photographs that capture race highlights over the decades, displayed alongside notable memorabilia from the time-honored race.
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    In the run-up to Lexington's 250th birthday WUKY is teaming up with the Lexington History Museum to talk about how we as a city and community got here, examine where we've been and look at where we could be going. WUKY News Director (and LHM board trustee) Alan Lytle and LHM Executive Director Dr. Amanda Higgins talk about the birth and re-birth of the Lexington History Museum and salute some women sports heroes; apropos of Friday March 8th being International Women's Day.
  • A name synonymous with Lexington history has died. We get word today from Milward Funeral Directors of the death of prominent Lexington historian Foster Ockerman Junior, who passed away Sunday at the age of 70.
  • The oldest home in Lexington will soon be known as the city’s newest house museum. WUKY’s Arlo Barnette explains.The Rankin House was built on West High…
  • The Lexington History Museum is asking local residents to send them documentation of their lives in the COVID-19 era. WUKY’s Arlo Barnette reports.In an…
  • UK sports fans have a rare opportunity to meet and hear from broadcasters who’ve been behind the mic during some of the team’s greatest moments. The…
  • The city of Lexington will once again celebrate its ties to the 16th US president and native Kentuckian Abraham Lincoln. Organizers on Wednesday rolled…