Typically reserved for WKU classes, our Close Study of Collections sessions offer a deep dive into the stories of Kentuckians held within the Kentucky Museum. Guests get up-close-and-personal with artifacts, hearing from Collections Curator/Registrar Sandy Staebell about each artifacts' unique journey to the Museum and how it reveals the lives of individual Kentuckians.
For "Big Red, White, and Blue," we invite up to 30 WKU alumni to attend a special Close Study of World War I/II Collections - hearing stories of WKU's own brave veterans and seeing, up close, the objects and ephemera that memorialize their service and evidence Kentuckians' participation in the World Wars.
Enjoy the Fountain Row entertainment district and performance by DJ Shay while you await the Homecoming Parade’s arrival at Fountain Square. Merchants and businesses will be decorated for Homecoming, and you can vote for your favorite!
Starting at the steps of Cherry Hall down College Street to Fountain Square. Campus and community come together to celebrate our veterans and the WKU Spirit! Stick around afterwards for the pep rally, Big Red's Roar, Emcee'd by DJ Shay!