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Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Saturday, October 7th
9:00am - 4:00pm

A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green Exhibit Opening

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm

A Star in Each Flag: Conflict in Kentucky

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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.

9:00am - 4:00pm

Backward & Forward: 20th Century Quilts

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

More than 30 quilts and wall hangings illustrate how twentieth century Kentucky quiltmakers looked to both the past and to the future for inspiration.  More information.

9:00am - 4:00pm

Instruments of American Excellence

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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.

9:00am - 4:00pm

Korea Through Kentucky Eyes

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm

New Kentuckians

  • Location: Kentucky Museum - Community Gallery
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Take a look at immigrating to Kentucky through the eyes of children.

http://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/education/new_kentuckian.php

9:00am - 4:00pm

Recommended by Duncan Hines

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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.

9:00am - 4:00pm

Snell-Franklin Decorative Arts Gallery

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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. 

10:00am - 2:00pm

Hammer In

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Showcasing metal workers, forge demonstrations, classes and more.

More information to come.

10:00am - 4:00pm

Hammer-In at the Kentucky Museum

  • Location: Kentucky Museum
  • Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Open to the Public

Join us on October 7, 2017 for the Hammer-In at the Kentucky Museum, presented by the Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Folklife Program.  The Hammer-In is a free community event celebrating the metal workers' trade. The event includes demonstrations, classes, exhibits, a narrative stage, and other activities for all ages.

For more information on the schedule of events and demonstators, visit the Kentucky Museum website.

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