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Kentucky State Parks historic homes plan full slate of events for Christmas and holiday celebrations

The Kentucky State Parks are open for the Christmas holidays with decorations, candlelight tours, special meals, entertainment and other unique events. My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown (From Kentucky State Parks) The historic homes, Waveland, White Hall, and My Old Kentucky Home, all have special Christmas tours planned. Resort parks are planning special meals and events for the children....

Derby Day Breakfast at historic Waveland includes special menu, tour of the mansion

Waveland State Historic Site in Lexington will host its annual Derby Day breakfast on May 6 with a special menu for guests. To get started, guests will enjoy pimento cheese wafers with country ham pate and a cheese and chive scone with country ham. To keep the Derby experience pure Kentucky, guests will be served a hot brown tart, cheese grits with a jumbo shrimp garnish and fresh fruit with honey...

Scarefests, ghost golf, haunted trails, more coming to a Kentucky State Park near you

(Photo from Wikimedia Commons)   The Kentucky State Parks are preparing for one of the most popular times of the year – Halloween. And they’ve got the events to prove it.   Many of the park system’s campgrounds will be having special activities for campers, including decorations, costumes, hayrides and games for the kids. Resort parks, recreation parks and historic sites will also...

Kaintuckeean: Danville’s Willis Green House a true treasure in Kentucky’s rich history

Willis Green House – Danville (Photo from The Blue Grass Trust)   By Peter Brackney Special to KyForward   On a 2.5-acre plot of land in Danville sits a house steeped in Kentucky history. It is owned by a consortium of preservation-minded groups who purchased the property at auction earlier this year in order to save this important part of history. With preservation easements...