Kentucky Historical Society: Transforming Kentuckians' lives through the power of history!

Your story and the stories of Kentucky are the fuel the Kentucky Historical Society uses to generate the Power of History. It’s a transforming power that helps Kentuckians understand the present – in the context of the past – so they can make better decisions about the future.

Whether you donate to the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation or not, please take a few minutes to view the heart-filled stories shown in the clips provided here. These clips show how real Kentuckians feel about KHS and describe:

  1. The future and the aspirations of students, teachers, and parents who participate in the Kentucky Junior Historical Society and National History Day
  2. The personal insights and awareness gained by girls who were part of the Staging Voices project
  3. The care taken by KHS staff to gather relevant stories of the Civil War in order to produce the most compelling History Mobile exhibition possible

The Kentucky Historical Society is committed to engaging people in the exploration of the Commonwealth's diverse heritage. Through innovative services and programs, we provide connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future.

The Society:

  • Collaborates with more than 430 local historical organizations in all 120 counties.
  • Supports tourism with a smart phone app – Explore Kentucky- generating history-themed tours of the Commonwealth.
  • Grants internships and fellowships to scholars from around the country and world.
  • Processes, digitizes, and makes available hundreds of artifacts, oral histories, and documents.
  • Provides KHS visitation scholarships to thousands of schoolchildren each year.
  • Teaches 21st century skills to help our children succeed in the workforce and in life.

KHS is an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. KHS is financially supported by its membership and by the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

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