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New exhibit gives visitors to Kentucky’s Capitol a first-hand look at some of state’s historic archives

Visitors to the Kentucky State Capitol will now have the opportunity to see historic documents, photographs, maps and other materials from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives’ (KDLA) archival collection. 

Outside the Capitol Rotunda, two permanent display cases, donated by the Friends of Kentucky Public Archives, Inc., will feature rotating historic items from KDLA’s State Archives. The items are from more than 125,000 cubic feet of original records maintained in the Kentucky State Archives, including information from court cases, state legislatures, county courts, vital statistics and state agencies.

“We’re incredibly excited about this opportunity to display Kentucky’s historic records,” said Beth Shields, Kentucky state archivist and records administrator. “It’s a wonderful way to exhibit significant pieces from our collection to the public.”

For additional information, please contact Cathrine Giles at 502-564-1702 or Cathrine.Giles@ky.gov.

From Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives

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