FRANKFORT - A Kentucky Historical Society project and a joint project of KHS and the Kentucky National Guard recently received Leadership in History Awards from the American Association for State and Local History.
"Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln" and "Bataan: The Harrodsburg Tankers - A Time for Courage - A Time for Heroes" received Awards of Merit from AASLH.
"Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln" consists of four interpretive components that explore the importance of Kentucky and Kentuckians throughout Abraham Lincoln's life, and place the state's bicentennial commemoration in historical context. The components include "Beyond the Log Cabin: Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln," the state's signature Lincoln exhibition; "Discovering Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln," a five-panel Museum-to-Go exhibit; and "Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln" at the State Fair, an 8,000 square-foot exhibit that 16,000 experienced in August 2008.
A special project of KHS and the Kentucky National Guard, the DVD titled "Bataan: The Harrodsburg Tankers - A Time for Courage - A Time for Heroes," was produced by KHS Senior Associate Editor James Russell Harris, principle historian and writer; Guard representatives Chief Warrant Officer 4 Dewey Pope, director and editor; and Command Historian John M. Trowbridge, research assistant and publicist. The film presents the ordeals of Harrodsburg's Kentucky National Guard tank company in combat and prison in World War II.