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Saturday, October 7th, 2023
Saturday, October 7th
All Day
  • Location: WKU Housing Portal | www.wku.edu/housing/portal
  • Time: All Day

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All Day
  • Location: FAC Corridor Gallery
  • Time: All Day

Varied Community Group Printmaking Exhibition

10:00am - 3:00am
  • Location: Florence Schneider Hall
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00am

We highly encourage families to consider attending one of our Preview Days held on the WKU campus.  Preview Days are a wonderful opportunity for prospective applicants and their families to meet with current Gatton Academy students and their parents, visit our campus, and gain a better understanding of student life at The Gatton Academy. 

Join us for an On-Campus Preview Day on October 7, 2023. Registration is required via the link below by October 5. If the registration deadline has passed, but you would still like to attend, email us at academy@wku.edu or call 270-745-6565. 


10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Free and Family-Friendly

Saturday, October 7, 2023

10 AM to 3 PM


Free parking available off of Kentucky Street in WKU parking lots. Follow the Hammer In Parking Signs. For GPS directions, use our street address: 1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101


Join us at the Kentucky Museum for a free community event celebrating the metal workers' trade, sanctioned by the Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths, including:

  • Forge demonstrations.
  • Tinsmithing demonstrations.
  • Aluminum Pour demonstration and make-your-own pour.
  • Basic Forge Skills Demonstrations.
  • Opportunity to learn about joining metal working associations and getting started in the trade.
  • Learn about the Kentucky Forge Council and become a member.
  • Kentucky Folklife Program Narrative Stage, including our Keynote Speaker
  • Big T's BBQ food truck on site.
10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Kentucky Forge Council Hammer-In

12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Diddle Arena
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

For more about WKU Volleyball, visit https://wkusports.com/sports/womens-volleyball

5:00pm - 6:00am
  • Location: Van Meter Auditorium
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00am

Drs. Jessie Welsh and Zach Lopes perform a two piano concert with works by Chee, Poulenc, Barber, and WKU Composition faculty, Dr. Matthew Herman. 

  • Location: TBA
  • Time: 7:30pm

Plays in a Day

7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: FAC - FAC 0189
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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