Close Study Sessions Bring History Alive

Each semester, we provide a variety of Close Study of Collections sessions for WKU students. These sessions directly integrate primary sources – documents, photographs, art, and artifacts – with each course’s unique needs.

In the Collection: Finding Wilhelmina

Who is she?

Every time I walked by our bust and chamber set of “Wilhelmina Hohenzoleren,” I asked myself this question. Finally, late last year, I decided it was time to find out.

A Dime Makes a Stock Holder

As we celebrate our 80th anniversary, the museum honors Gabrielle Robertson, President Cherry, and their efforts to establish a place for “Kentuckians to know Kentucky.”

Remembering Ebla

While cleaning out old file drawers, we came across an interesting pamphlet…and to our surprise, the pamphlet was about one of the cuneiform tablets in our collection!

Hands-On History: Enduring Symbols of the Revolution

By Tommy Sullivan My name is Tommy Sullivan, and I am an undergraduate History student at WKU. I recently tagged along with some fellow History and Social Studies majors on a class trip to the Kentucky Museum and the Department of Library Special Collections. The visiting class, which is required for students in my department,…

Christmas in Kentucky 2018

Christmas in Kentucky Saturday, December 1st, 2018 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM We’re excited to be preparing for our twelfth annual Christmas in Kentucky here at the Kentucky Museum! This event is always filled with crafts and treats for the whole family, and every year it seems to grow. This Saturday, following the Bowling Green-Warren…

Field Trip to Felts House

by Gabby Hoffman, HIST 489 Cooperative Education/History Students from Hart County came to visit the Felts House, and learn about what life was like for children their age in the early 19th century. In order to make sure the children had a great experience, WKU museum student docents dressed in 1810 style clothing, and led the…

Salient Features: Conversation With The Artist, Charles Brindley

Join us for: A Conversation With The Artist September 25th,  6:00 – 7:00 PM Free/Open to Public/Swipeable for WKU Students Kentucky Room & Exhibit Gallery  Artist Charles Brindley will discuss his work, along with his inspiration and process for our most recent exhibit, Salient Features: Trees of Old Forests and Woodland Pastures. Gallery tour will follow….

Celebrate Museum Day with us – Free Admission on September 22nd!

Museum Day will be celebrated in participating museums nationwide on Saturday, September 22nd. At the Kentucky Museum, we will be offering free admission to all guests. We will be open during regular Saturday hours, 9AM – 4PM. This will be a great day for a family outing to the museum! This is a wonderful opportunity…