Monday, September 1, 2008

Visiting the Kentucky Capitol

This is the floral clock behind the on the Kentucky Capitol grounds. We are experiencing hot and dry conditions this year but not anything like last year's serious drought. this clock was built in 1961 with financial help of the Garden Clubs of Kentucky. The clock is 34 feet across. Can you tell the hands are painted Kentucky Blue?
The Governor's Mansion is also located on the Capitol grounds. This building opened in 1914
This cabinet is one of four and is my favorite exhibit in the Capitol. It is a display of Kentucky First Ladies in miniature. This is a project of the Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs.
This needlepoint wall hanging has a square representing each of the 120 Kentucky counties.
The marble grand staircase is reminiscent of the one in the Paris Opera House. There are murals at both ends of the building depicting Daniel Boone at significant times in Kentucky history.
I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of our beautiful Kentucky Capitol with our family and the Kentucky history lesson with AJ, our 4th grader.


Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Linda, it looks like you had a fun day out. I love the clock and that grand staircase. Seems Labor Day w/end is one fro trips out :-)

mjenningsdesigns said...

What a fun family field trip :-) I will have to take Peyton when he is older...

bennie and patsy said...

That needlepoint wall hang is so wonderful. I lived in Kentucky when I was in the 4th grade. I went to Robert E. Lee school in Paducah.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking us on a trip to the capital with you. The needle point wall hanging is amazing. I also liked the doll collection of the first ladies. And what a beautiful and grand building!

Paula said...

You know, I've not been. Now I think it would be a great idea. I'll have to do that when my youngsters are a little older.


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