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Making History Today

This  sideboard (larger image on top) was made by Henry Clay’s brother Porter Clay. Sideboards were used to put out food or drink to be served in the dining room and to store silverware and dishes. Henry Clay’s…


In the News, Making History Today

Jerrye from Lexington collected this arrowhead while on a walk along the Licking River in Morehead in 1982 and has kept it as a family memento ever since. Jerrye’s family lived in Morehead, KY and enjoyed the nearby Paragon natural area in Daniel Boone National Forest.…


Making History Today

Right now, many people are stuck at home and are looking for ways to access the wider world without leaving the house. Bettye from Versailles did that as a child with her grandmother’s stereoscope (top image). A stereoscope…

Dinner Bell

Making History Today

As the famous saying goes, “The best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach!” Our first family artifact submission knows all about that as did Henry Clay’s wife, Lucretia. This bell (pictured left) was submitted by Janis from Lexington…

Making History Today: Our Kentucky Families

Making History Today

The coronavirus has created an unprecedented public health crisis affecting all Americans by disrupting our everyday lives and by changing the way we work, learn and socialize. This is history in-the-making and each one of us is a…
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