Kentucky Museum

1444 Kentucky Street | Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Monday - Saturday 9am-4pm. Closed Sundays and all major holidays.

If you think the Bluegrass state is only horses and bourbon, then step into this 80,000 sq. ft. museum dedicated to the history, art, and culture of Kentucky’s past and present.

In the dynamic Civil War exhibit titled "A Star in Each Flag: Conflict in Kentucky," visitors can walk through a simulated campsite, view a fabricated slave cabin and original copy of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and examine period artifacts, including John Hunt Morgan's saddle, weapons, and more.

Then explore some sweet history in the “Recommended by Duncan Hines” exhibit and follow the career of the Bowling Green native from traveling salesman to esteemed restaurant critic to cake-mix king. Other exhibits include The Snell-Franklin Decorative Arts Gallery featuring decorative arts from Egyptian - 1970s, the world-renowned collection in the Elizabeth Richardson Quilt Gallery, and the Felts Log House.

In 2018, a special exhibit about South Central Kentucky’s Bosnian community entitled: "A Culture Carried, Bosnians in Bowling Green" opened at the museum. Based on oral interviews by the Kentucky Folklife Program, this exhibit showcases both the journey these neighbors made to our community following the Bosnian War (1992-1995) and also shares many of the intimate traditions they brought with them that add to our region. This exhibit will be open through May 2019.


A Culture Carried:...

December 7 - May 31, 2019

Bowling Green, Kentucky's population is comprised of nearly 5,000 Bosnian Americans. Learn about... Read More



February 27 - December 18, 2018

Kaleidoscope showcases thirty rarely seen or previously unseen quilts. Made in twenty-eight... Read More


Side by Side VSA Art...

April 14 - June 30, 2018

A collaborative exhibition of artwork created by young artists with disabilities and local artists... Read More


"Pay As You Will...

February 3 - May 26, 2018

The Kentucky Museum is offering "Pay As You Will" each Saturday, February 3rd through May 26th. The... Read More


Kentucky Museum @...

June 5-29, 2018

Kids explore the arts at Kentucky Museum Summer Camps. For children ages 7 - 12 Monday - Friday 8:30... Read More


Acrylic Paint Pour...

July 14, 2018

Learn how to create cells with multiple colors of paint and mediums. Myra Dwyer will teach how to... Read More

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