A Day In the Life: Leading My First School Tour

As with anything new, doing something for the first time can shake up a lot of emotions. My name is Eleanor Miller, and in addition to just beginning the Folk Studies Graduate Program at WKU, I’ve also stepped into my position as the Graduate Assistant to the Education Department here at the Kentucky Museum. A…

Hammer Time!

Join the Kentucky Museum and the Kentucky Folklife Program for our free second annual Hammer-In Saturday, October 7th 10AM-3PM 1444 Kentucky Street This free community event, on the grounds around the Kentucky Museum, celebrates the metal workers’ trade. Watch blacksmiths and other metal workers as they create both decorative and utilitarian pieces. Learn as presenters…

2017 Fall Break Art Camp is Under Two Weeks Away!

Fall Break is sneaking up fast! Are you still looking for some exciting possibilities for your child’s week off school? Well, we’ve got just what you ordered! This year’s Fall Break Art Camp at the Kentucky Museum, “Exploring Art,” is sure to be a hit! This art camp will emphasize the process that artists use…

New Kentuckians

New Kentuckians exhibit opening August 28th takes a look at immigrating to Kentucky, specifically Bowling Green, through the eyes of children. In 2001 Parker-Bennett Elementary School and the Kentucky Museum partnered in a English as a second language (ESL) project. Kentucky Museum’s Artist-In-Residence, Lynne Ferguson, worked with two classes taught by ESL teachers, Ms. Noy…

Free Admission Wednesdays in July

The Kentucky Museum is again offering this year free admission Wednesdays in July*. We were thrilled with the turn out we received in July 2016, and hope July 2017 is just as popular. Guests are free to explore all of our permanent as well as changing exhibits including everyone’s favorite, the 200-year-old Felts log house…

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Often after we have hosted a popular program or event, someone will say, “I wish I known that!” We try to publicize as much as possible through social media and other sources, but the best way to stay informed is to subscribe to the Museum’s Email Newsletter. About once a month, we email over 600…

Summer Camps In Full Swing!

The Kentucky Museum is in the middle of its second week of camp, and it is flying by! The campers have had tons of fun creating art while learning and making friends. Their innovation and energy continues to impress! Even though clay and sculpture camps have passed, it is not too late for children ages…

Happy Birthday Kentucky!

The Kentucky Museum is celebrating Kentucky’s 225th birthday Thursday, June 1st.  We will be offering free admission to the Museum 9AM-4PM. Join us for birthday cake 11AM-1PM. After touring the Museum and enjoying cake, be sure and take a selfie or two with our huge KY state flag, or our beautiful Abraham Lincoln statue. Hope…

May at the Museum

    Early each May, the KY Museum always reluctantly says goodbye to several of our outstanding WKU undergraduate student workers and graduate assistants. Graduation is bittersweet as we wish our students well in their new adventures, knowing we will miss their wonderful personalities and dedication to the Museum. The second half of May is…

Summer Camps 2017

The Kentucky Museum is always a flurry of activity during the month of June because we host four weeks of summer arts day camps for children. Campers can choose from a wide range of art activities from making and glazing pottery to making paper, painting, and sculpting. Many participants attend these popular camps year after…

Study Hall 2017

The Museum hosted its second annual Study Hall Monday, May 8th from 4PM-Midnight with 165 WKU students attending over the course of the evening. Free snacks, coffee and the beautiful atmosphere of the KY room, all combine together to make it a great place to study for finals. Several students took selfies at the event…

Side by Side – Bowling Green Reception Saturday, May 6, 2 – 4 PM

The Kentucky Museum and VSA Kentucky partner each year to provide art classes for children with disabilities. This year 14 children came to the Museum for five Saturday’s for free art classes taught by a professional artist Suzanne Renfrow. The Museum chooses one work from each child to use in the Side by Side Exhibit….