Yes, Dick. We're serious.
It’s March Madness time again, and this year KHS wanted to make sure we are part of the fun.
Inside our gigantic museum storage area and in Special Collections here at the Center for Kentucky History, we house more than 500,000 documents and artifacts. Due to restrictions on exhibit space and our commitment to keeping our collections in good condition—which includes keeping them on a rotation—an impressive part of our collections is unavailable for public viewing.
Enter here a strange and fun way to allow you to see a snapshot of what we have in storage. We decided that in the spirit of bracketology, KHS would offer our loyal viewers and friends the opportunity to take a glance at some of our less-than-commonplace collections. We have seeded 32 artifacts and documents and placed them in a bracket. (Consider this a shortened NCAA bracket. The first round barely counts anyway…unless you’re Louisville. Harharhar.)
We have been allowing our Facebook fans and Twitter followers to vote on these items to determine what lucky artifacts/documents/images make it to the KHS Sweet Sixteen.
Now, blog viewers, it's your turn to help. The Sweet Sixteen has arrived, and it is your duty as a Kentuckian to help us select the most unusual items remaining to compete in the Elite Eight.
Consider it this way: In the NCAA tournament—unless you are John Wall—you probably have no real control over whether your team advances, gets knocked out or even makes the tournament at all.
In the KHS March Madness tournament, it’s your call.
Thanks for playing—and check back frequently to vote for your artifact of choice. My money’s on the crocodile.