War of 1812 Bicentennial and
Civil War Sesquicentennial
The commemorative periods for the War of 1812 and American Civil War anniversaries continue in 2013, with two panel exhibitions, “War Hawks & Valiant Volunteers: Kentuckians in the War of 1812” and “United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Kentucky and the Civil War +150.” In addition, living history reenactors will be on hand daily to interpret the lifeways of soldiers in both wars. The popular 30-minute musical production, “Brave Hunters from Kentucky,” returns to the Blue Ribbon Stage, exploring Kentucky’s War of 1812 story through song. In addition, a new 30-minute musical, “Forever Free,” will honor the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Discovery Farm offers close-up encounters with cattle, goats, llamas, sheep, horses, poultry, a sow and her litter, and other farm animals. This large exhibition in South Wing B also includes species-specific graphic panels and livestock learning stations, including touch screen computer games. Winning student entries in the Discovery Farm Video & PowerPoint Presentation Contest will be featured; and these multimedia projects will explore life on Kentucky livestock farms, as well as the experiences of Kentucky youth who raise livestock.
Discovery Farm is sponsored by Kentucky Pork Producers.
Kids in the Kitchen
Kids, eat your meat and vegetables! Kids in the
Kitchen is a nutrition education program that emphasizes literacy, math, and
practical living applications. This program helps children see how important it
is to make good food choices and that food components together can make a big
difference in their health.
Kids in the Kitchen is sponsored by Kentucky Beef Producers.