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Old State Capitol and Kentucky Military History Museum reopens to visitors

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2020) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) announced the reopening of the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum to visitors effective Tuesday, September 8.

KHS members receive free admission to all three sites on the Kentucky Historical Society campus. Non-members can purchase tickets in-person at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History or online.

Reopening of the facilities are in accordance with Healthy at Work guidelines and the American Alliance of Museums recommendations for reopening museums. Guidelines include masks requirements, social distancing, increased sanitation and hygiene, and limited crowd capacity.

What can you expect from your visit?

The library and exhibits at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History are open. This includes the permanent gallery A Kentucky Journey, the Hall of Governors exhibit, and the current Keeneland Gallery exhibition, Poetry in Color: Paul Sawyier’s Two Villages.

While the days of immersive interactives are on hold, KHS maintains our commitment to engaging learning experiences. Visitors can expect clear and comfortable guidance throughout their experience, with plenty of assistance from our knowledgeable and friendly staff.

What about group tours and rentals?

KHS is not currently scheduling group tours or facility rentals. Please check our website and social media for updates.

What programs are available virtually?

Visit our Virtual Visitor page on the KHS website for archived virtual tours, videos, educational resources, and other online offerings including day trips and marker tours.

For more information, visit history.ky.gov.

About the author

Mark Green

Editorial director of Lane Communications Group. Editor of The Lane Report. Executive editor for our family of publications and websites. Green is a Kentucky native -- born in Louisville and raised in Elizabethtown and Lebanon. He has a Journalism degree from UK, where he worked on The Kernel student newspaper. He worked for newspapers in Brentwood and Tazewell, Tenn.; Thibodaux, La.; Ocala and Lakeland, Fla.; and Houma, La. -- nearly 25 years of which was with New York Times Regional Newspaper Group. His news experience includes coverage of local government, courts, politics and business. Management and supervision experience includes the editorial page, lifestyles and the copy desk. Green returned to Kentucky to join The Lane Report and Lane Communications in 2007.

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