Boone Day

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Join us on Boone Day to celebrate just a few of the many reasons Kentuckians have to be proud of our history. Be among the first to hear about an exciting new partnership between the Kentucky Historical Society and the Smithsonian Institution, straight from Smithsonian representatives!

Schedule for the Day:

4:30 p.m.

Black, white, free and enslaved. How do you piece together the lost community histories? Learn how knowledge-sharing events help Kentuckians discover their family histories. View a selection from the Watson and Robinson Families Letters in the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library.

Spies, traitors and cattle rustlers! See Civil War Kentucky in a brand new way and explore how Kentucky’s governors tried to lead our state during the chaos of the Civil war. Learn about the Civil War Governors of Kentucky project and discover documents from the Old Wars Records in the newly renovated Kentucky Military History Museum.

What do the Beatles, yellow fever and Upton Sinclair have in common? They are all fantastic history projects by students from throughout Kentucky. See Camp ArtyFact and National History Day students’ most recent projects – the results of 21st century learning (communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking) in action!

Enjoy inspiring stories from Kentuckians representing all walks of life during the installation of commemorative bricks on the Pathway Through History.

6 p.m.

Dinner featuring traditional Kentucky fare

7 p.m.

“New Directions for the Smithsonian and KHS: What do we have in Common?”
Harold Closter, Director, Smithsonian Affiliates
Tim Grove, Chief of Museum Learning, National Air and Space Museum
Erika Ferrin, Brand Marketing Manager, Smithsonian Institution
Discussion moderated by Doug High, news anchor at WTVQ ABC 36


Cost is $25 members $35 for all other patrons. To make a reservation, contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414, by Friday, June 21.