On May 1st, the University of Kentucky’s W.T. Young Library welcomes its newest exhibit – Unbridled History: Celebrating the Horse Industry of Kentucky. The exhibit will be presented in conjunction with a Derby exhibit held on the University of Louisville Island. The opening of the exhibits will be celebrated with a Derby Eve Party on Friday May 1st from 11:00 SLT (2:00PM EST) – 1:00 SLT (4:00 PM EST
The exhibit housed in the virtual W.T. Young Library will feature information about the Daily Racing Form Digitization Project as well as historical photographs and facts about how the horse industry has influenced Kentucky culture over the past two centuries. Some of the sub-subjects included in the exhibit will cover harness racing, industry, jumping, early history, racing, library delivery, and farm life.
On the University of Kentucky Island, the party will include horse racing, mint juleps and other fun activities. The main feature of this celebration is the new racetrack build created exclusively for our Derby Eve Party! The track includes a beautiful virtual grandstand to simulate the feel of being at the Kentucky Derby. So get your Derby dress or Jockey attire ready to party on these great Kentucky Islands! Demo horses by Lonestar will be provided for visitors wishing to participate in the horse races – or feel free to purchase your own.
For more information contact UK Libraries’ own: Sifriya Devin, Erimentha Hitendra or Alice Burgess.