6:00 pm - presented by Jayne Henderson Goddard and hosted by Paul Sawyier Public Library at 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 in the River Room.
Celebrate Frankfort Heritage Week with a look at one of our most beloved landmarks! Join retired professional architectural historian Jayne Henderson Goddard as she discusses the historical engineering of Frankfort’s Singing Bridge. A Pennsylvania Petit through truss constructed by the King Bridge Company in 1893, the Singing Bridge is one of the only examples of this bridge type still in existence.
Goddard previously worked as an Architectural Historian with the Kentucky Heritage Council, as Historic Coordinator for the Division of Environmental Analysis with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and as Senior Historic Preservation Specialist with Palmer Engineering.
8:00 am - hosted by Capital City Museum, City of Frankfort, Architectural Review Board, and City Historic Preservation Officer .
The City of Frankfort and Capital City Museum have joined together for the creation of a website dedicated to the many walking tours available in Frankfort! The first of these virtual tours to be released is downtown Frankfort’s “Corner in Celebrities,” one of Frankfort’s earliest communities, named for the 1923 book of the same name by Franklin County native Alice E. Trabue that documented and chronicled the lives and history of many local, state, and national dignitaries that once lived in this historic community. The Corner in Celebrities virtual tour will include both pictures and the histories of twenty-eight properties from St. Clair Street to past Wilkinson Street at the Kentucky River. The website location will be released on the websites and Facebook pages of Frankfort Heritage Week, Capital City Museum, and the City of Frankfort on the morning of May 9th!
6:00 pm - hosted by Ama on the Creek - Join Envision Franklin County, Bluegrass Land Conservancy, Woods & Waters Land Trust, Kentucky Resources Council, Ama On The Creek, and other friends of Franklin County's natural heritage for a cookout and potluck at Ama On The Creek's Chapel on the Forks. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and veggie burgers will be provided. Please bring a side and beverages of your choice, as well as your own preferred seating option. Built in 1888, Chapel on the Forks, formerly the old Buck Run Baptist Church, is a brick Gothic Revival style building located at 3894 Georgetown Rd., Frankfort, KY. The original chapel structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2020 by current owners, Ama On The Creek. Ama On The Creek is a church for art and wellness collective - bringing music,
art and dancing, kayak access, gathering spaces and wellness to our community. The property is located at the Forks of Elkhorn, where north and south Elkhorn Creek join before flowing north to the Kentucky River and sits on a peninsula that is bound on the north, east, and south by Elkhorn Creek. Questions? Email: AmaOnTheCreek@gmail.com
6:00 pm - hosted by Liberty Hall Historic Site - Liberty Hall presents author Dr. Steven Walker and his new book, Kentucky's First Senator: The Life and Times of John Brown. This discussion will highlight how John Brown's career during and following the American Revolution culminated in a journey to begin a new life as a statesman for Kentucky and one of early Frankfor's most influential families. Copies of the book will be available for purchase with a special 25% discount and signed by the author. To reserve your space, visit www.libertyhall.org
TBD - Join the Franklin County Trust for Historic Preservation as it presents is annual Martha Moore Awards for Historic Preservation to several worthy recipients who have successfully and admirably rehabilitated and restored a historic building in Franklin County while providing new purpose and life to the structure. Address: Website: www.fcthp.org
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Hosted by Kentucky Historical Society - Are you having difficulty tracking your ancestors? Understand the importance of building your family tree and learn the basics of constructing one. Phone: 502.564.1792. Address: 100 W Broadway Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. This event will be held in person and virtually. Cost: FREE for KHS Members, or $10 for non-members in-person or virtually. Register: https://history.ky.gov/events/genealogy-workshop-building-your-family-tree
Hosted by Liberty Hall Historic Site - Liberty Hall presents our latest exhibit featuring historic photography from the Liberty Hall collection. The exhibit premiers Saturday, May 13th where guests will take a journey to the past through daguerreotypes, ambrotyoes, tintypes, and more. There will be a special presentation by Rudy Salgado of River City Tintype, as well as personal tintype photography sessions! Create your own memories from light by sitting for your very own tinype portrait. Space is limited - advance registration required! *Book your spot at www.libertyhall.org *
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Lecture - FREE - "The Traveling Tintypists of the 21st Century" by Rudy Salgado of River City Tintype Photography Studio - Join vintage and fashion photographer Rudy Salgado of Louisville's River City Tintype Photography Studio as he presents a lecture on the traveling tintypists of the 21st Century. FREE: RSVP Required.
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm - River City Tintype Photography Sessions - PRICES WILL VARY - Costumes Encouraged! Pre-Registration Required.
ALL AGES WELCOME TO BOTH EVENTS!
Visit www.libertyhall.org for registration & more information. Phone: 502.227.2560
Location: Orlando Brown House, 202 Wilkinson Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601 on the Liberty Hall Historic Site campus.
For more information on River City Tintype Photography Studio, visit: https://www.rivercitytintype.com/
MOTHER'S DAY - 6:30-8:00 pm - hosted by Liberty Hall Historic Site - “Mothers, much like gardens, hold the knowledge of the past inside the seeds of the future.” A special moment of remembrance on Mother's Day for all the guiding women in our lives - join us in Mothers' Garden for a candlelight ceremony at dusk. Mothers' Garden sits between the Orlando brown House and Liberty Hall and serves as a special gardent that offers our community the opportunity to honor mothers, grandmothers, and other caregivers of our lives through spring ephemerals, fernsWebsite: https://www.libertyhall.org/