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Kentucky Museum



1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101




Tuesday - Saturday, 9 AM - 4 PM

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The Kentucky Museum is located in the Kentucky Building on the campus of Western Kentucky University. The Museum houses six major permanent exhibits and several changing exhibits. There is a variety of partnerships, services, opportunities, workshops, camps and other outreach provided to the public each year. In addition, the Museum works closely with WKU students and faculty to enhance instruction through a variety of tours, activities and programs. The Museum also works with area K-12 teachers offering both tours and other educational resources. Make plans to visit the Kentucky Museum. Visitor parking is available both next to the Museum and across Kentucky Street. Visitors sign a parking log at the lobby front desk.


Patrick Dougherty Stickwork build



Serving WKU

Free admission to all WKU faculty, staff and students with WKU ID


Salient Features: Trees of Old Forests and Woodland Pastures Video Preview





Opening Reception for WKU Stickwork Project

Oct 15th, 2018

Opening Reception, Friday, October 19th...

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Kentucky Museum Awarded NEH Grant

Sep 20th, 2018

A Sustaining Cultural Heritage grant will help improve the preservation environment for the collections of the Kentucky Museum and Library Special Collections....

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Salient Features Exhibit

Aug 30th, 2018

News Release...

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WKU Student Funshops

Salient Features Exhibit

Trees: Three New Exhibits - Fall 2018

POW prints

A Culture Carried

Quilt exhibit thumbnail

HAD workshops



Kentucky Museum App

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 Last Modified 10/19/18