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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Kentucky Museum - Make a Donation

Build a Legacy


 In the past, Kentucky school children built their legacy through collecting dimes that  helped to build the Kentucky Museum. Today, WKU supplies the facility  and limited personnel. Your generosity in the form of private commitments through the creation of endowments and current operational support helps determine the quality of our  exhibits, our ability to purchase items for the collection, and the number of special events, exhibits,  and programs we can offer.


The Kentucky Museum provides our community and region with a time capsule and exploration center. We provide additional learning opportunities for schoolchildren, provide a research center for all ages and share the story of Kentucky with tourists. Whether you are interested in ensuring quality programs for children, purchasing acquisitions for the collection, naming a gallery, or sponsoring an exhibit, we welcome you to join us in our quest to collect and preserve the legacy of Kentuckians and Kentucky.

 For more information, call or email the Kentucky Museum director at 270-745-6261.

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Help Us Collect

The Kentucky  Museum is filled with the words and objects that Kentuckians have used since crossing the Cumberland Gap. We are looking for items that help us tell the stories of all Kentuckians, famous and the not-so-famous. The wonderful thing about our collection is how the individual donations join together to help us complete the picture.

If you have an item that would help us tell Kentucky’s story from the earliest times to something made or written yesterday, please get in touch. Our collection is built one item at a time. For more information, email the Kentucky Museum Registrar/Collections Curator, call 270-745-6260, or write Registrar/Collections Curator, The Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Boulevard #11092, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1092.


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