HistoryMobile to appear at Civil War Days this Friday
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The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) HistoryMobile will visit Trigg County Civil War Days at West Cadiz Park on Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19.

The KHS HistoryMobile is a mobile museum featuring exhibits on Kentucky history. Housed in a 45-foot tractor-trailer, the 300-square-foot exhibit explores Lincoln’s frontier childhood, his career from log house to the White House and his struggles to end slavery and lead the nation through the Civil War. The HistoryMobile is visiting communities throughout Kentucky during 2011.

The KHS HistoryMobile program is made possible by the generosity of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the Pilot Corporation and the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation.

Pre-visit classroom materials are available for intermediate and middle school teachers to provide background information and teaching ideas to enhance school group visits to the exhibit.

The HistoryMobile season runs from April through October and is booked several months in advance. Sponsoring organizations are requested to pay for lodging for the program coordinator. The HistoryMobile is accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

Since 1973, this program has presented a wide variety of exhibits on Kentucky history to at least one million Kentuckians, half of which have been students.

For more information on the KHS HistoryMobile or to schedule the HistoryMobile for your community, contact Warren Greer, HistoryMobile program coordinator, at 502-564-1792.

An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, 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 Old State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the website at www.history.ky.gov.

This press release was submitted by Laura Coleman of the Kentucky Historical Society.
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