Historical society history to be aired


Kentucky Educational Television will broadcast "Kentucky's History: Footsteps to the Future," the story of the state historical society 10 p.m. Sunday.

The 30-minute presentation by Michael Breeding's Americana Productions, shares the 170-year-old Kentucky Historical Society's work through images, stories, film and music. Largely filmed on the campus of the society in downtown Frankfort, the video features many Frankfort area schoolchildren and society staff.

"History is more than a journey through significant events and personalities that shape a culture or a society," said Dr. J. Kevin Graffagnino, society director. "It is personal, close to home ... it's the record of everyday life or everyday people collected, preserved and presented for consideration. It's the mission, indeed the reason, for the Kentucky Historical Society."

The video recounts the KSH story from its founding in the early 19th century through uncertain times in the dawn of the 21st century, from its early beginnings in the Old State Capitol and annex to its modern headquarters, the Kentucky History Center.

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