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  1. National Library Week: Time Machine Tour of Kentucky

    National Library Week: Time Machine Tour of Kentucky

    Whether you are an armchair traveler or  you just like to know what you’re are getting into before you get there, libraries are excellent resources for exploration. And the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library of the Kentucky Historical Society has collections galore for you to explore, whether you want Nature, Architecture, Main Street, Tourist Attractions or Historic Sites. What better way to explore than to see what sites across the state have attracted people for the past 100 years to visit and comment upon?  The Ronald Morgan Postcard Collection contains over 11,000 Kentucky-related postcards dating from the late 1890’s to the present....

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  2. National Library Week: Making a Proper Mint Julep

    National Library Week: Making a Proper Mint Julep

    In Kentucky, the knowledge necessary for making a proper Mint Julep is held in almost sacred regard. Ingredients must be pure and of the highest quality. Method of combining the ingredients must also adhere to proper standards. After all, if you don’t follow the steps precisely, your efforts have been wasted. No self-respecting Kentuckian would drink an improperly made Mint Julep! As the process is steeped in tradition, the older the recipe, the closer to the original form we can get. Luckily, we not only have some published versions in older recipe books, but we also have a letter from...

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  3. It’s National Library Week! What Are YOU Reading?

    It’s National Library Week! What Are YOU Reading?

    Welcome to National Library Week! All across the country, people are celebrating the value of libraries in our communities! The theme this year is: Unlimited possibilities @ your library®.  “First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.“ The KHS Martin F. Schmidt Research Library is joining along to highlight some...

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  4. National SAR Library to Showcase Lunar Bible Exhibit

    National SAR Library to Showcase Lunar Bible Exhibit

    One of only twelve flight-certified Lunar Bibles in existence will be on display at the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Genealogical Research Library beginning on Monday, March 9, 2015. The Lunar Bible was carried to the surface of the Moon by the Apollo 14 astronauts in 1971. This extremely rare complete Lunar Bible contains all 1,245 pages of the King James Bible printed on 1½ inch square Microform within a unique hand-made reliquary. This artifact is the first published book ever carried by mankind to landfall on another celestial world and is profoundly important to the rare book community...

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