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Cuneiform tablet
The Ancient Near East in KY
January 2022 - May 2024

This teaching pod focuses on Mesopotamia and Egypt and primarily the role that writing played in both societies. Why these two civilizations and not others?

Curated in partnership with Drs. Marc Eagle, David Serafini, and Jeff Miner of WKU's History department.

Sponsored by Brent Stinnett, Attorney-at-Law.

Visitors view artworks in the show
US Bank Celebration of the Arts
February 26 - April 8, 2022

This competitive exhibition is open to all residents 18 years of age or older, living in a Kentucky county which falls
within a 65-mile radius of Bowling Green.

Learn more.

Sponsored by US Bank and donors like you.

Excacation of a house showing various levels
First Farmers of the Barren River Valley
August 2022 - July 2024 

 This exhibition highlights diverse aspects of pre-contact Native American farm life in the Barren River valley. Utilizing results of recent excavations by the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, First Farmers displays and interprets findings related to technology, settlement, foodways, society/politics, and economics/trade that reveal life in a farming village circa 1200-1300 CE.

Sponsored by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.


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 Last Modified 10/22/21