The planning for a weekend of festivities to celebrate the Centennial of our Kentucky State
Capitol is well under way and some exciting events will be taking place in and around the Capitol
building on June 4-5th, 2010. Visit www.capitol.ky.gov for regularly updated content on the centennial celebration.
JUNE 4th 7:00PM Gala Event
To start the weekend of celebration, a gala is planned for the evening of June 4th to honor the donors of the mural. Ticket sales for this event will benefit the Kentucky Executive Mansion Foundation Inc.
Governor & First Lady Beshear
Rotunda Mural Unveiling
Live Music by Vince Di Martino & Miles Osland Orchestra
Lexington Vintage Dance Society
To benefit the Kentucky Executive Mansion Foundation, tickets are available for donations made at various levels of giving.
Dome Level- $5,000 (Table of eight)
Rotunda Level- $2,500 (Table of four)
Capitol Level- $1,000 (Table of two)
Please contact Maurita Whelan 502-564-8004 to reserve your tickets.
JUNE 5th A day of events are planned for the Centennial Celebration. Join us as we pay homage to the 100 year history of our State Capitol in a day full of activities for the family. All events on this day are free and open to the public.
Hot Air Balloons, 7:00AM-9:00AM
Farmer's Market, 7:00AM
Stephen Foster Singers, Main State Capitol Annex
Kentucky Historical Society Mobile
Tours of the Capitol & Executive Mansion, 10AM-2PM
Flamenco Dancers, Capitol Annex Main Stage
Yellowbanks Dulcimers, Capitol Annex Main Stage
Address by Governor & First Lady Beshear
Former Governors & First Ladies
Cannon firing from the Historic Kentucky State Arsenal
Presentation of Colors by the Kentucky State Police Color Guard
The song, "America" sung by Dr. Everett McCorvey
Big Sandy Singers
Vendors & Entertainment
Antique Car Show
National Guard Confidence Course
National Guard Rock Wall
Buffalo Trace, "Buffalo Chip Toss"
Rebecca Ruth Candies
KY Book Fair
Painting by Sallie Clay Lanham
Painting by Susie Burgess
Paul Sawyier Library
Magnificient Fifty Capitol Art Exhibit
Ky Crafted Artists (Over 20 artists)
Free and Open to the Public
The Capitol Centennial Gala will benefit KEMFI
Kentucky Executive Mansions Foundations, Inc (KEMFI) was established to undertake, support, promote,
foster and assist, financially and otherwise, the restoration, the maintenance, and the preservation of Kentucky’s Executive
Mansion, Kentucky’s Old Governor’s Mansion and, in the discretion of the Corporation’s Board of Directors and as
available resources permit, other public buildings, sites, structures, places and objects of historic significance owned by
the Commonwealth of Kentucky and artifacts associated therewith, and all activities related or incidental thereto.
Centennial Legacy Project: Pendentive Murals
Four handpainted murals depicting our Commonwealth’s rich heritage will be completed and installed for the Capitol Centennial Celebration. These decorative components of our rotunda have been discussed for over 100 years and were in the original plans in 1905. Every few decades or so, the idea of completing the decorative murals would be brought to the attention of the legislature and the public. In 2009, Marion and Terry Forcht of Corbin Kentucky generously offered to donate the pendentive murals for the Capitol’s Rotunda to the Commonwealth. This is the single largest private donation in the Capitol’s history.
The pendentive murals will be completed by Evergreene Architectural Arts, a New York City firm that has worked in 31 of the Nation's capitol buildings and previously in the Kentucky State Capitol in 1992. The four themes of the murals will thematically represent agriculture, industry, civilization and culture and a clear depiction of past, present and future through artisitic endeavors.
Join us during the Centennial Gala as we tender our appreciation to the Forcht family and the Capitol Centennial Commission for their selfless contributions in offering a continuance of our legacy to the people of our great Commonwealth and for future generations to come.