The Civil War, 1861-1865, split the nation apart along the lines of slavery. Kentucky, a southern state with strong ties to north and south, was caught in the middle. This wonderful interactive exhibit explores the Civil War in Kentucky. More information.
This exhibit features everyday objects used by people in many different fields to achieve extraordinary things. Featurd objects include an ordinary hammer used by President Jimmy Carter to not only build houses for the homeless, but to raise the awareness of Habitat for Humanity; a template used by Animal Scientist Temple Grandin to design more humane methods of handling livestock; and a film splicer used by filmaker Ken Burns in documenting our nation's past. More information.
Recommended by Duncan Hines" will include 11 sections featuring the life and work of the Bowling Green native. An extensive collection of artifacts will be on hand including the outstanding collection from the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. The exhibit features these artifacts along with state-of the art media tools so visitors will learn about Hines’ career as a writer on travel, dining and entertaining, as well as his transition to a "name brand" icon and pioneer in the world of packaged food. More information.
The Kentucky Museum has many unusual and interesting objects in its collections. All of the objects in this exhibition are related to Kentucky in some way; they were made here, retailed here, or they might be part of a collection put together by a Kentuckian. This gallery displays furniture relation in time and style with silver, glass, ceramics, paintings and anthropological items, which were used to decorate homes at different periods in history. More information.