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Kentucky Historical Society becomes affiliateof Smithsonian at Boone Day celebrations

The Kentucky Historical Society and the Smithsonian Institution will announce a new relationship at KHS’ annual Boone Day event on June 29, meaning Kentuckians will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Smithsonian as well as facilitate the loan of Smithsonian artifacts and traveling exhibitions.   The prestigious designation of a Smithsonian Affiliation will be announced by director...

Ky. Historical Society wants to connect dots on Dr. Wendell’s life, Lexington’s narrative

Dr. Thomas Tyler Wendell is shown with his son, John, in his Lexington medical office. (Photo from Kentucky Historical Society)   By Molly Crain KyForward intern   A practicing physician in Lexington from 1904 until his death in 1953, Dr. Thomas Tyler Wendell was hailed for improving health care for African-Americans at Eastern State Hospital, as well as recognized as a humble servant of...

Historical Society artifacts, including pocket watch, loaned to major Lincoln exhbition

The Kentucky Historical Society will loan Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch and several other artifacts to a major West Coast exhibition about the Kentucky native. The Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln will open at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library in Simi Valley, Calif., on June 1 and run until Sept. 30.   This exhibition will explore the life of Abraham Lincoln, commemorate...