FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Historical Society recently received a gift of $20,000 from the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund Board to create a new Web site that will profile the military history of the commonwealth. The generous donation will allow KHS to share Kentucky's rich military history.
"We feel strongly that this new Web site will positively affect the well-being of Kentucky's veterans by sharing their compelling stories with the citizenry across the length and breadth of the commonwealth," said Marty Pinkston, member of the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund Board. "We appreciate the good work that KHS does in serving Kentucky's veterans."
Set to launch in late 2009, the Web site will accompany a special exhibition, Kentucky Military Treasures, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. The exhibition will showcase Kentucky's proud military heritage through images and artifacts from KHS collections. A cup that was used to ration rice to a Kentucky POW and a soldier's lucky cap will be among the items on display. The new Web site will ensure that these treasures, featuring all branches of the military and all wars in which Kentuckians have participated, are available to all Kentuckians.