Have you heard of “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too”? We explore this famous slogan, the song that inspired it, and the quilt that commemorates it.
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In our Snell-Franklin Decorative Arts Gallery, this ca. 1765 Chippendale tea table sits near the beginning of the exhibit. So what’s the deal? Why is this Chippendale table so prized, and what is a Chippendale anyway?
Kentucky women have been active in politics for over 200 years. Before and after the passage of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote, they repeatedly sought to participate in political life and make their voices heard. Though not always self-identifying as feminist – one who supports political, economic, and social equality of theContinue reading “A Seat at the Table for Women of Color”
Educators! Did you know we have several virtual resources you can visit anytime and use in your classroom? The following virtual exhibits provide additional resources for remote study, perfect for use with college and K-12 curricula. These exhibits and activities also make great ways to explore our museum from home, providing quality family time thatContinue reading “Virtual Museum Resources to Use in Your Classroom”
The Kentucky Museum is thrilled to announce that we now have a podcast series, Dime Stories.
Yet Sputnik had another impact – in interior design! All things space related became the craze, resulting in iconic pieces such as the Sputnik chandelier that hangs in our Decorative Arts Gallery…
Nine weddings were known to have taken place in the chamber between 1851 and 1892. The solemnity and grandeur of the setting would have proven a dramatic although unconventional backdrop for the exchange of vows.
Exploration of Mammoth Cave dates back thousands of years…and is known through thousands of artifacts, like this one held at the Kentucky Museum.
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