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…

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…

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…

In Case You Missed It: Fall Break Camp

Wow, what a busy week we had here at the Kentucky Museum! Last week, we had both our Fall Break Camp and our first metalworking event, Hammer In. We started off our Fall Break Camp with a visit to our Standing the Test of Time exhibit to find some inspiration for the many weaving activities…

In Case You Missed It: White Oak Gathering

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our White Oak Gathering on Friday and Saturday, and a BIG thank you to all the basket makers who took time to share their craft! Leona Waddell, who is being inducted as a NEA National Heritage Fellow on September 30th, was among the 15 demonstrators who joined us. Since…

In Case You Missed It: Quilt Share Day

Last month our Kentucky Room was filled with visitors and quilters galore when we hosted a Quilt Share Day here at the museum! Quilters brought in one or two of their own quilts to be put on display for the viewing pleasure of visitors and other quilters. Visitors and quilters discussed modern topics in quilting,…

In Case You Missed It: Study Hall

The Museum hosted our first Study Hall May 9th.  One hundred and five WKU students enjoyed free coffee and study snacks from 4PM until midnight while studying in the beautiful KY Room ballroom. Chandeliers hung overhead as 15 of the Museum’s extension cords and power strips snaked around the ballroom. Students plugged in laptops, and…

In Case You Missed It: Early America Early Kentucky

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped out with Early America Early Kentucky last week! We had a blast sharing Kentucky’s history with the many 5th graders, parents, and teachers who came to visit us. WKU theatre major Elliott Talkington started off each day for us with his first person  performance as Rory, an…