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2013 Special Exhibit:
Saving The Printed Word
Exhibit opens Feb. 21 and runs through December 31.
This exhibit explores how printed materials are being replaced by the digital age and questions the validity of historical artifacts in the future. Many of the Oldham County History Center’s special artifacts that have never been exhibited will be on display. The History Press Author Series and Saving the Print Word Workshop Series are part of the featured programs with the exhibit. Other special events and programs will spontaneously run throughout the year.
Calendar of Events for 2013
Saturday January 12: 10:00 a.m. American Girl’s Book Club
Saturday January 12: 1-3 p.m. 2012 Living Treasures Reception with guest Chatauqua from the Ky. Humanities Council L. Henry McDowell portraying Colonel Harlan Sanders: More Than Fried Chicken, free event, reservations: 502-222-0826
Sunday, January 13: 1 p.m. Second Sunday Series at the History Center: Special Family Program, “Looking at Old Comic Strips” Hands-on activities that explore comic strips from the past. Free open to public.
Saturday, January 19: 10:30 a.m. American Boys Adventure Club
Saturday, Feb. 2: 11 a.m until 2 p.m. Archaeology artifact sorting and washing
Saturday, Feb. 9: 10 a.m. American Girl’s Book Club
Sunday, Feb. 10: 1 p.m. Second Sunday Series at the History Center: Company E, 5th Regiment United States Colored Cavalry: Re-enactors portray soldiers from the Colored Calvary of the Civil War. Free Event and open to the public.
Saturday, Feb. 16: 10:30 a.m. American Boys Adventure Club
Thursday, Feb. 21: 5: 00 p.m. Opening of “ Saving the Printed Word” Exhibit to be followed by 6: 30 p.m. History Press Dinner Series Begins featuring Bryan Bush: “Louisville’s Southern Exposition: 1883-1887” $12 members/$15 non-members ticket, includes light dinner fare, books will be offered for sale.
Saturday, March 2: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saving the Printed Word Workshop Series, “Using Relief Rubbings to Incorporate in Artwork” with Lexington artist and teacher Barbara Funke Christensen, $10 history center members/$12 non- members.
Saturday, March 9: 10 a.m. American Girl’s Book Club
Sunday, March 10: 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saving the Printed Word Workshop Series, “Collecting Rare Books”, Collector Norvelle Wathen and Bookbinder Gene Ward will discuss how to collect and take care of rare books. Norvelle will share his special authored bibliography on books from the Civil War in Kentucky. Free and open to the public. Reservations suggested at 502-222-0826.
Sunday, March 10: Second Sunday Series at the History, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Celebrating Women’s History Month, special emphasis on women in Kentucky. Hands on activities for children, free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 16: 10:30 a.m. American Boy’s Adventure Club
Saturday, April 13: 10 a.m. American Girl’s Book Club
Saturday, April 13: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Archaeology Program at Gatewood Site
Sunday, April 14: 1 p.m. Second Sunday Series at the History Center. Celebrating Children’s Author, Annie Fellows Johnston and the Little Colonel based on the community of Pewee Valley, Hands-on activities for children and families, free and open to the public.
Wednesday, April 24: 6:30 p.m. The History Press Author Dinner Series featuring Milt Toby on “Dancer’s Image: The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Ky. Derby”, $12 members/$15 non-members
Saturday, April 27, 9 am -3 pm, Antique Iron at Tractor Supply
Sunday, April 28: 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Archaeology at Gatewood Site, Call for registration: 502-222-0826, Ages 12 and up.
Sunday, May 12, 1-3 p.m., Saving the Printed Word Workshop Series: “Creating Specialty Paper with Adults” with Mary Kinney, includes all materials, $12 members/$15 non-members, limit of 10. Artist Mary Kinney demonstrates how to recycle used paper and incorporate a variety of medium including plant material for a one of a kind paper art piece.
Sunday, May 12, 1 p.m. Second Sunday Series. Children will make their own specialty papers and use quill pens to create letters and cards – $5 fee.
Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1: Antique Iron at the Salt River Show, Shelbyville Fairgrounds
Note: There will be no Second Sunday Series
during the Summer Months of June, July and August
May 31, June 1 & 2: Colonial Trade Faire at the History Center, Free event, open to the public
June 13: 6:30 p.m. The History Press Author Dinner Series featuring Lashe and Charles Mullins: “A History of White Hall: House of Clay”, $12 History Center members/$15 non-members, call for reservations 502-222-0826
June 22: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Antique Iron at the Masonic Home, Louisville.
July 15-19: Archaeology Institute for High School Students
July 20: Oldham County Day with Antique Iron Display on history center grounds.
July 22-26: History Camp for Kids. Call for registration: 502-222-0826
Thursday, August 22: 6: 30 p.m. History Press Author Dinner Series Author featuring Jim Claypool “Our Fellow Kentuckians: Rascals, Heroes and Just Plain Common Folk”, $12 History Center members/$15 non-members, call for reservations: 502-222-0826
Saturday, August 24: Antique Iron Club Picnic Vogt Family Farm
Spirits of LaGrange Ghost Tours Begin: Call for reservations: 502-291-1766, sponsored by Discover Downtown LaGrange to benefit historic preservation.
Saturday, Sept. 7, Antique Iron at the Crestwood Fall Festival
Sunday, Sept. 8: 1 p.m. Second Sunday Series at the History Center, The Revolutionary War and Oldham County’s War Hero Commodore Richard Taylor, Hands on activities for families, free.
Sunday, Sept. 8: 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Saving the Printed Word Workshop Series, “Using Relief Rubbings to Incorporate in Artwork” with Lexington artist and teacher Barbara Funke Christensen, $10 history center members/$12 non- members.
Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. American Girl Book Club begins for 2013/2014 year.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Appraisal Fair with Mike Brown will appraise your special antiques.
Saturday, Sept. 21, Antique Iron Tractor Drive through LaGrange
Sunday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Public Archaeology at the Gatewood Site
Friday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. Annual Oldham County History Society Gala,
Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Antique Iron at the Beards Outdoor Power Show
Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Antique Iron at the LaGrange Dairy Queen Cook-off
Sunday, Oct. 13, Second Sunday Series at the History Center, Celebrate Family History Month, Hands on activities for children and families that look at genealogy and how to create family history records. $5 fee.
Saturday, Oct. 12: 10 a.m. American Girl Book Club
Thursday, Oct. 24: 6:30 p.m. History Press Author Dinner Series featuring Stuart Sanders: “Perryville Under Fire: The Aftermath of Kentucky’s Largest Civil War Battle”, $12 History Center Members/$15 non-members, call for reservations: 502-222-0826
Saturday, Oct. 26: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saving the Printed Word Workshop Series, “Creating Relief Printed Christmas Cards with Linoleum Blocks”, with Hound Dog Press, $38 for history center members/$40 non-members, Limit 10.
Saturday, Nov. 9: 10 a.m. American Girl Book Club
Nov. 10, 2013, 1 p.m.: Second Sunday Series at the History Center: Family Program: Washing and Sorting Artifacts from the Gatewood Site: work with archaeologists to help sort and wash artifacts uncovered on the Gatewood Archaeology site! Children must be accompanied by adults.
Friday, December 6, 6 p.m. Light Up LaGrange
Sunday, December 8, 1 p.m. Second Sunday Series at the History Center. Family fun as educator Helen McKinney helps participants create their own Williamsburg style
Christmas decorations with fresh cut greenery. $5 fee per creation!
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. History Press Author Series Dinner featuring Nancy Theiss: “Oldham County, Life at the River’s Edge” . $12 History Center Members/$15 non-members, call for reservations 502-222-0826.
Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m. American Girl Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. Annual Pot Luck Antique Iron Christmas Dinner at the history center.
Note: Antique Iron is an Oldham County History Center club that meets the 2nd Thursday each month at the history center for folks interested in antique vehicles and other antique machines. Those interested are welcome to join by becoming a history center member. Antique Iron provides outreach displays and exhibits at community events.
For More Information on these and other activities of the Oldham County History Center Contact:
The Oldham County History Center
106 N. Second Ave.
LaGrange, KY 40031
The Oldham County History Center is managed by the Oldham County Historical Society, 501(c)3, non-profit educational institution.
The mission of the Oldham County Historical Society is to preserve, collect and convey the history of Oldham County by telling the story of its people and the events that shaped its development.