FRANKFORT — If you are an active duty member of the military, a veteran, a National Guardsman, a reservist or a civilian who has a story about the home front , the Kentucky Oral History Commission wants to hear your story.
The KOHC, administered by the Kentucky Historical Society , invites veterans and others with military- related stories to preserve their piece of history. Participants can visit the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort to interview with trained KHS volunteers. Interviews will be recorded and take about one hour. Participants will be sent a CD of their interview and will receive free admission for that day for the entire KHS history campus, which includes the Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal.
The KOHC is soliciting these personal accounts as part of a new KHS exhibition, 'Kentucky Military Treasures: Selections from the Kentucky Historical Society Collections.' The exhibition tells the stories of Kentuckians who fought in battles spanning nearly 200 years and includes significant artifacts from conflicts ranging from the War of 1812 to more recent engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq.