Art, Culture, History
The Duncan Center provides history of people, places and events including genealogical resources. In additon to permanent exhibits like our coal room and Victorian and Native American exhibit, we also have rotating monthly exhibits of art or special collections. The museum offers art classes and is available to rent for parties, showers and meetings.
Art, Culture, General, History, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
The area that comprises Georgetown and all of Scott County was primarily Indian hunting grounds prior to settlement. This was changed by the French and Indian war of 1754 -1763, and the defeat of Pontiac’s uprising in 1763-1764. These events led to a treaty in 1768 that gave England extensive rights to lands in the west. A short time later in 1774 John Floyd traveled down the Ohio river as a deputy surveyor of Colonel William Preston.
Art, Culture, Specialized
The Headley-Whitney Museum is a decorative arts museum with a collection of jewelry and bibelots created by founder George Headley along with objects from his collections. The Museum also displays a variety of changing exhibits.
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Military, Specialized, University
Since 1939 we have been collecting the objects and papers that describe our state and our world from the perspective of Kentuckians and others. These materials, together with our exhibits, give glimpses into the extraordinary nature of daily life. Through their own words, Kentuckians tell their stories of President Abraham Lincoln, the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp, the swamps of Viet Nam, and slavery. See Kentucky through its postcards, sheet music and photographs.
Art, Culture, General, Library, Specialized
The National Quilt Museum is devoted to contemporary quilts and fiber art. Established in 1991, the museum is committed to the preservation and advancement of quilting. In an average year, quilters and art enthusiasts visit from all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world. Located in a 27,000 square foot facility in historic downtown Paducah, Kentucky, the museum’s three galleries feature exhibits of the finest quilt and fiber art in the world.
Portland Museum is an educational resource that collects, preserves, exhibits, interprets, and enhances the culture and heritage of Portland, a neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky that was once a thriving independent town.
Art, Children's, Culture, History, Library
Since completing a major $12 million renovation and expansion in 1997, the Speed has brought major exhibitions of photography, painting, design, and sculpture to the region to help fulfill its ambitious mission: bringing great art and people together. Located next to the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus, the museum serves more than 180,000 visitors annually.