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…

Salient Features Preview Night

My name is Gabby Hoffman and I am completing an independent study with the Kentucky Museum this semester. I am majoring in history and political science and hope to one day work in a museum.   Over the next few months, I will be learning about all aspects of museum work. In preparation for the…

Side by Side Exhibit

                         I was recently asked to describe the Side by Side Exhibit and I wrote, “The exhibit is a rich experience in community building. The Museum opens its door to an underserved population of youth. They find acceptance at the Museum, and with the community of local artists.” The…

Christmas in KY Saturday, December 2 11AM-2PM

We are preparing for our annual Christmas in Kentucky here at the Museum. The event is free for the public, and all of our exhibits are open and free as well. If you have not been to the Museum recently, this is the day to visit! Each year we look forward to welcoming the community…

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…