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Felts Log House
Finding Felts
August 1,  2021 - December 1, 2023

Learn the history of the 1810 Felts Log Cabin, including its construction by Revolutionary War veteran Archibald Felts, family life in the cabin, the move to WKU's campus, and restoration efforts by Andy Mills in 2021. 

Sponsored by Brent Stinnett, Attorney-at-Law.

US 82nd Airborne Division Major Daniel McIlvoy "Doc" Elite Force WWII D-Day The Way We Were 60th Anniversary of D-Day Limited Edition action figure in original box. 12" figure.
Remembering Childhood
August 2021 - May 2022

Remembering Childhood explores how adults collect and play with toys. Curated by Folk Studies students, this exhibit looks at toys as ways of both remembering and continuing our childhoods well into adulthood.  Do you recognize these toys? How did you play with them?

Sponsored by Brent Stinnett, Attorney-at-Law.


Outfit of the Day featuring Taylor garment
Styles & the Gistofit
October 23,  2021 - June 1,  2023

History suggests that as “big business” started to take hold in the late 1800s, women became more involved in business and working outside the home. However, few women owned companies. Those that did were in industries centered on women, such as home goods, apparel, or personal care.

Today, women own only 40% of businesses in the U.S., making Carrie Burnam Taylor’s business of the early 20th century that much more impressive. Curated with Dr. Carrie Cox, this exhibit will explore Taylor's life and work, displaying three of her dresses, two coats, two bodices, and various undergarments recently conserved thanks to our Adopt-an-Artifact program.

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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.

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.


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