Adopt a Doc Coffey Mask

Thanks to the wonderful response by alumni, colleagues, and friends of Dr. David “Doc” Coffey, the Kentucky Museum is thrilled the announce that we have opened his collection of 140 masks for adoption. We wish to extend special thanks to the late Pamela Ryals, who volunteered her time, knowledge, and passion for preserving cultural knowledgeContinue reading “Adopt a Doc Coffey Mask”

Love music? Thank Thomas Edison

On a cold winter day in 1877, in a workshop at Menlo Park, New Jersey, a thirty-year-old inventor sat fretting about his machines. He was trying to perfect the telephone. While working on it, an idea struck: Was it possible to record the sound of a human voice? And, if so, could that recording be put on a device that would enable it to be played back repeatedly?