Kentucky Historical Society Invites Families to Fun Saturday Activities

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is offering free activities for children ages 5 to 10 and their caregivers this summer at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Old State Capitol and State Arsenal in Frankfort. Admission to the activities is independent of visiting a KHS museum, for which regular KHS admission applies.

Each Family Fun Saturday activity is scheduled to take place between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. EDT and is designed to put participants in touch with the past in a hands-on way. Participants can come and go any time within that timeframe.

Here’s the schedule:

  • From Pen to Paper, June 14, 21 and 28

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway

Learn to write with a quill pen and find out how your ancestors made paper and ink.

  • Big Dig Detectives, July 5 and 12

Old State Capitol, 300 W. Broadway

Dig in dirt and help uncover the Old State Capitol’s history in a simulated archaeological dig.

  • Civil War Workers, July 19 and 26

State Arsenal, 125 W. Main St.

Make replica Civil War ammunition and learn what it was like to work at the State Arsenal.

For more information, email Leslie McWhorter or call 502-564-1792.


The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit


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