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Kentucky History and Heritage

Kentucky Historical Society

The Kentucky Historical Society is many things: a museum, a library, an educational institution, a research center. We oversee two historic sites and protect a treasure trove of documents and artifacts for the public. But at the heart of it all, we’re a far-reaching network of people devoted to exploring and preserving Kentucky’s rich and fascinating past, and using the power of history to improve life today.

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Center for African American Heritage

The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage is the result of a collection of African American educators, artists and historians who have collaborated to give the long dormant history of African Americans in the region the voice and platform it deserves.

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Kentucky Humanities Council

Telling Kentucky's Story.... Our pride, Our glory. Our popular living history Kentucky Chautauqua dramas will introduce your community to a dozen people who made Kentucky great. Kentucky Humanities magazine gives you fresh perspectives on our history and culture. And we'll invest in your good ideas for telling Kentucky's story, too -- ask us about a grant. Join us in creating a legacy of pride in the wealth of Kentucky culture!

Kentucky Heritage Council Building

Kentucky Heritage Council

The mandate of the Kentucky Heritage Council is to identify, preserve, and protect the cultural resources of Kentucky. The Council also maintains continually updated inventories of historic structures and archaeological sites and nominates properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Through its various programs the Council strives to show how historic resources contribute to the heritage, economy, and quality of life of all Kentuckians.