Kentucky Museum

270-745-2592
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 of Southern Kentucky. Housed in the historic Kentucky Building, highlights include the new Instruments of American Excellence exhibit featuring Tony Hawk, Jimmy Carter, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sandra Day O’Conner, and many other famous Americans who have used ordinary objects to do extraordinary things.

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, Roads, Rails and Rivers: Warren County Then and Now, and the Felts Log House.

Sep21

New Kentuckians...

August 26 - February 2, 2018
Kentucky Museum

Take a look at immigrating to Kentucky through the eyes of children in this special exhibit in the... Read More

Sep29

A Culture Carried:...

September 29 - June 30, 2018
Kentucky Museum

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

Oct7

Hammer In

October 7, 2017
Kentucky Museum

Join us at the Kentucky Museum for a free community event celebrating the metal workers' trade.... Read More

Nov4

Community Heritage...

November 4, 2017
Kentucky Museum

For more information visit the website above or call 270-745-2592 or email Christy.Spurlock@wku.edu. Read More

Dec2

Christmas in...

December 2, 2017
Kentucky Museum

Kentucky Museum’s annual holiday celebration, Christmas in Kentucky, is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.... Read More

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