Kentucky Historical Society http://wkms.org en Kentucky Historical Society Honors Marshall Co. Education Pioneer http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-historical-society-honors-marshall-co-education-pioneer <p>The Kentucky Historical Society dedicates an historical marker honoring Marshall County education pioneer Henry H. Lovett Sr. Monday, September 16. Kate Lochte speaks with Becky Riddle of KHS about Mr. Lovett. Lovett was elected head of the Benton schools in 1905, helped establish Benton High School as the first high school in Marshall County. He was later active in the Kentucky Bar Association and served as the first circuit judge of the 42nd district. <a href="http://history.ky.gov/">See more about events at the Kentucky Historical Society at their website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:59:33 +0000 Kate Lochte 34837 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Historical Society Honors Marshall Co. Education Pioneer Preserving Kentucky's Historic Cemeteries http://wkms.org/post/preserving-kentuckys-historic-cemeteries <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Ann Johnson of the Kentucky Historical Society about their Cemetery Preservation Program. They have recently added two new services, thanks to grant funds from the Steele-Reese Foundation: KHS' Pioneer Cemetery Program and its Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. Cemeteries dating prior to 1842 are considered "pioneer" and if so designated will be marked and dedicated as such. <a href="http://history.ky.gov/sub.php?pageid=97">Click here to learn more about&nbsp;KHS&nbsp;Cemetery Preservation</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:40:36 +0000 Kate Lochte 30170 at http://wkms.org Preserving Kentucky's Historic Cemeteries KY Has New Travel Resources http://wkms.org/post/ky-has-new-travel-resources <p></p><p>A new guide and smartphone app is now available to help people pinpoint Kentucky tourism hot spots. The Travel and Tourism Department has made its 2013 Kentucky Official Visitor’s Guide available at welcome centers throughout the state, and the Kentucky Historical Society has released its latest installment of its free smartphone app Explore Kentucky History guiding people through historical markers all over the Commonwealth. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:43:02 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 25876 at http://wkms.org KY Has New Travel Resources Historical Society Releases Abe Lincoln App http://wkms.org/post/historical-society-releases-abe-lincoln-app <p></p><p></p><p>If you want to know more about Abraham Lincoln in the Commonwealth, there's an app for that. The Kentucky Historical Society has released a free app guiding users along a statewide tour of all of Abraham Lincoln's Kentucky connections. It maps out his birthplace, his wife's childhood home and other significant Civil War sites. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:16:36 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25408 at http://wkms.org Historical Society Releases Abe Lincoln App New Historical KY smartphone app http://wkms.org/post/new-historical-ky-smartphone-app <p>A new smart-phone app offered by the Kentucky Historical Society allows tourists access to the history behind roadside markers.&nbsp;&nbsp; The aim is the weave a historical story.&nbsp; Sally Warfield, who’s a Digital Media Specialist with the Kentucky Historical Society, says the new app connects communities by demonstrating their shared history. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 20878 at http://wkms.org New Historical KY smartphone app New History App Offers Details About Kentucky's Past http://wkms.org/post/new-history-app-offers-details-about-kentuckys-past <p>The Kentucky Historical Society is releasing a smartphone app so users can find out more about the Commonwealth&#39;s historic sites.&nbsp; The Explore Kentucky History app connects historical markers, related items in the Historical Society&#39;s collections and user-submitted images and stories to points of interest on a map. The information is then grouped together into tours, with a Civil War-themed tour the first available.&nbsp; The KHS says it hopes Kentuckians and local history groups will participate, submitting images and stories.&nbsp; The app is available for free. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:00:17 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 20790 at http://wkms.org New History App Offers Details About Kentucky's Past Kentucky Historical Society Creates “The Right Answer” Curriculum http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-historical-society-creates-right-answer-curriculum <p></p><p>The Kentucky Historical Society and schools around the commonwealth are partnering to create a new curriculum called &ldquo;The Right Answer.&rdquo;&nbsp; The project is partially funded by a $110,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Historical Society says the curriculum is intended to increase students&#39; skills in visual and historical literacy, as well as critical thinking with help from historical collections. The KHS plans a statewide pilot study to develop the program.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:14:54 +0000 Dave Shinall & The Associated Press 20423 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Historical Society Creates “The Right Answer” Curriculum Family Letters Tell of Christian County's Enslaved and Free People http://wkms.org/post/family-letters-tell-christian-countys-enslaved-and-free-people <p>When was the last time you hand wrote a letter? For most people, not recently. In the 19<sup>th</sup> century, letters were vital links to family and friends. And for historians today, they are a snapshot of daily life. The Kentucky Historical Society recently added 27 letters to its collection. Called the Watson and Robinson letters, they contain information about the lives of free and enslaved families in Hopkinsville and Lexington. Louise Jones is the director of Special Collections and the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library. Jones spoke with Angela Hatton about the significance of the Watson and Robinson collection. Sun, 05 Aug 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Angela Hatton 20072 at http://wkms.org Family Letters Tell of Christian County's Enslaved and Free People