Kentucky Museum continues to see growth in visitation
- Author: Tiffany Isselhardt
- Author: Monday, October 28th, 2019
The Kentucky Museum has reported continued growth during the first quarter of the 2019-20 academic year. Compared to the same period (July – Sept) in 2018, the Museum has experienced…
- 63% increase in visits by the general public,
- 59% increase in visits by WKU faculty, staff, and students, and
- 54% increase in membership support.
The Museum has also opened four new exhibitions, including Facing the Freshmen Year, which has been popular among WKU classes; Out of the Box, which featured the contributions of 11 WKU faculty members; Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibition on loan from the National Basketry Organization; and the ZSEIFS Retrospective produced in partnership with the Office of International Programs. They continue to offer programming for K-12 field trips, WKU student FunShops, close study of collections for WKU classes, and annual celebrations such as the upcoming Christmas in Kentucky.
“We are truly grateful for the support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation,” stated Development and Marketing Manager, Tiffany Isselhardt, “whose gift of free admission for our visitors has prompted incredible growth at the Museum. It has truly been a dream come true to see so many smiling and curious faces here every day.”
Want to support their innovative work?
Make a gift online at https://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/donate.php or call Tiffany Isselhardt, Development and Marketing Manager, at 270-745-3369.
Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 1444 Kentucky Street, Bowling Green, KY
Admission: Free for general public; Groups of 10+ must register in advance
More Information: https://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/
About Kentucky Museum
Now in our 80th year, the Kentucky Museum celebrates all aspects of South-Central Kentucky’s art, history, and culture. “Kentuckians need to know Kentucky” was the museum’s earliest conceptual framework, which took shape in the eyes of WKU’s founding president Henry Hardin Cherry. Today, we are a steadfast educational campus partner helping to inspire innovation, elevate community, and transform the lives of our students and the community.