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…

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…

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…

Quilt Registry at the Museum

On April 21 and 22, the  Kentucky Museum in partnership with Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society hosted a Quilt Registry at the Museum. Area quilt owners signed up in advance for the opportunity to bring up to two quilts for registration. Quilt owners supplied information about themselves and their quilts. Next, volunteers analyzed and photographed their…

In Case You Missed It: Spring Break Camp

What a great week at Spring Break Clay Camp this year! We loved spending Spring Break with all of the students who joined us and seeing the creative ideas that they brought to life through clay. Camp would not have been possible without Suzanne Renfrow who shared her knowledge with us throughout the week, so thank you…

Students Curate Exhibit for the KM

Every now and then, students in the FLK 470G Museum Procedures and Preservation Techniques class get to work on a very special project: an exhibit at the Kentucky Museum! From researching the content to writing the labels to mounting the exhibit, students have the chance to get hands-on experience in each part of the exhibit development process.  This year, students are…

Spring Break Camp is only a month away!

Our annual Spring Break Camp is only a month away, and we still have some spots open. Our theme this year is Clay Camp. Your child will have the opportunity to learn basic techniques for working with clay to make a variety of creative projects including pots, sculptures, and anything else they can imagine. We…

In Case You Missed It: Christmas in Kentucky 2016!

This past December at the Kentucky Museum, we had tons of visitors come in to help us celebrate Christmas! Our annual Christmas in Kentucky event is a fun-filled, family-friendly day. Visitors enjoyed taking pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, watching Mr. Magic perform his spectacular show, listening to classic fiddle music and carolers, making ornaments…

Christmas in Kentucky is only a few days away!

Our annual holiday event, Christmas in Kentucky, is this Saturday, December 3rd, from 11am-2pm! And the best part? Admission is FREE! Visit for a chance to enjoy gingerbread in the Felts Log House, complete a scavenger hunt and win a prize, try out some Civil War activities like writing with a quill pen, and make up…

Do you have a basket you love?

Then join us for our Basket Celebration on November 12 from 1-3pm! Admission will be half off during this event. We will be hosting a basket share where visitors can bring their own favorite basket and share it with others. You can bring any basket that is special to you, it does not have to…

Gallery Hop featuring the Basket Exhibit

This Friday, October 14th the Kentucky Museum will be offering free admission to our Basket Exhibit from 5 to 8 PM during Bowling Green’s Gallery Hop. There will be a Curator’s Talk by Beth Hester at 6 PM. If you have not yet stopped by to check out the basket exhibit, this is a great…

In Case You Missed It: Hammer In!

This past Saturday the Kentucky Museum hosted our first Hammer In! This was a free family event that featured numerous metalworking demonstrations from the Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths, the WKU League of Sculptors and individual metal workers. It was coordinated by the Kentucky Folklife Program and the Kentucky Museum. Some of the activities present…