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"Museum Day" means free admission

Smithsonian Museum Day is Saturday, Sept. 25

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 14, 2010)--The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) history campus in downtown Frankfort will be open to the public free-of-charge on Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day, Saturday, Sept. 25.

Visitors will enjoy free admission to the KHS history campus, which includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum.

Museum Day is a one-day nationwide event where participating museums and cultural institutions across the country offer free admission. Those interested should visit the Smithsonian Magazine's website, www.smithsonian.com/museumday, to download a Museum Day admission card. Visitors who present the official pass will gain free admission for two people to participating museums and cultural venues. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. Simply bring this pass to the Center for Kentucky History and enjoy free admission on Sept. 25.

"Museum Day is a great way to invite Kentuckians to experience the Kentucky Historical Society," said Kent Whitworth, executive director of KHS.

Visitors can journey through time in "A Kentucky Journey," the Society's signature exhibition, learn about Kentuckians' military service in the exhibition, "Kentucky Military Treasures" and view the "Great Revivals" decorative arts exhibition at the Old State Capitol. They can also see renovation work in progress at the Kentucky Military History Museum. Tours of the Old State Capitol, a national historic landmark, and the Kentucky Military History Museum must be scheduled at the Center for Kentucky History.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information about KHS, visit http://www.history.ky.gov/ or call 502-564-1792.

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