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…

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…

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…

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…