Skip to main content

Media Relations

Washington Examiner: New exhibit features ordinary stuff used by famous

Washington Examiner: New exhibit features ordinary stuff used by famous

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky University is opening a new museum exhibit that showcases ordinary stuff used to achieve the extraordinary.

There's equipment used by Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard, a film splicer from documentarian Ken Burns' editing room and shoes worn by Liza Minelli in a Tony Award-winning performance.

The collection features more than 140 pieces spanning entertainment, politics, sports and science. Other items include the hammer used by former President Jimmy Carter to build Habitat for Humanity houses and lab equipment used by Nobel Prize-winning scientists.

The collection opens Sept. 21 at the Kentucky Museum on Western's campus in Bowling Green.

The exhibit is the brainchild of Dan Murph, a Nashville, Tenn., songwriter who lives in Bowling Green.

Murph says he hopes the collection inspires visitors to pursue their own dreams.

Categories
All News  Now Viewing Category: All
School of Journalism & Broadcasting
CEBS
Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport
DELO News
Media Relations
Academic Affairs
Augenstein Alumni Center
Instruments of American Excellence
Transportation
Emergency Preparedness
Police
Department of Music
Department of Theatre & Dance
Library News
Office of Sustainability
Office of International Programs
Office of Research
Ogden News
PCAL
WKU Parent and Family Weekend
Parent's Association
Student Activities and Organizations
Scholarships Student Financial Assistance
Student Government Association News
Van Meter Auditorium
Teaching News
Study Abroad
Student Research Council
Student Employment
WKU Joint Admissions
International Student Office
Human Resources News
Cultural Enhancement Series
CHHS News
The Confucius Institute
Campus Activities Board
GFCB
WellU
The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky
Development and Alumni Relations
Downing Student Union
Health Services
Hardin Planetarium
News from The Center for Gifted Studies
Student Financial Assistance
Downing Museum
Etown & Fort Knox
Facilities
Employee Wellness
Latest Headlines
WKU research project uses snowflakes to answer ‘What is Beauty?’

What is beauty? It’s a question that philosophers, poets, playwrights and the public have debated for centuries.

CSX Bridge Maintenance

7/26 to 7/29

Parking Permits Have Been Mailed
Featured Articles
WKU Global Reach: Professor’s Unforgettable Research on Elephant Behavior

Schulte is a behavioral ecologist who specializes in the chemical aspects of ecology and animal behavior. He studies the use of chemical signaling as a mode of communication in animals and how this affects their behavior in a broader sense.

Marcus Ward Earns Trip to Hollywood for KPMG Conference
Gatton Academy Team 2nd in State Envirothon Competition

For the second year in a row, The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science earned second place in the Kentucky State Envirothon Competition, scoring the highest overall on both the Wildlife and Aquatics exams.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 9/24/14