Homecoming through the Ages: Pictures from WKU’s Past

This year’s Homecoming theme is “Oh, the places you’ll go!”, but some of us here at the Kentucky Building are reminiscing about all of the places that WKU Homecoming has been. From float building, to Big Red’s Roar, to the parade, to the football game, and finally to Homecoming Queen, WKU students have continued theContinue reading “Homecoming through the Ages: Pictures from WKU’s Past”

Gallery Hop featuring the Basket Exhibit

This Friday, October 14th the Kentucky Museum will be offering free admission to our Basket Exhibit from 5 to 8 PM during Bowling Green’s Gallery Hop. There will be a Curator’s Talk by Beth Hester at 6 PM. If you have not yet stopped by to check out the basket exhibit, this is a greatContinue reading “Gallery Hop featuring the Basket Exhibit”

In Case You Missed It: Hammer In!

This past Saturday the Kentucky Museum hosted our first Hammer In! This was a free family event that featured numerous metalworking demonstrations from the Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths, the WKU League of Sculptors and individual metal workers. It was coordinated by the Kentucky Folklife Program and the Kentucky Museum. Some of the activities presentContinue reading “In Case You Missed It: Hammer In!”

In Case You Missed It: Fall Break Camp

Wow, what a busy week we had here at the Kentucky Museum! Last week, we had both our Fall Break Camp and our first metalworking event, Hammer In. We started off our Fall Break Camp with a visit to our Standing the Test of Time exhibit to find some inspiration for the many weaving activitiesContinue reading “In Case You Missed It: Fall Break Camp”

In Case You Missed It: White Oak Gathering

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our White Oak Gathering on Friday and Saturday, and a BIG thank you to all the basket makers who took time to share their craft! Leona Waddell, who is being inducted as a NEA National Heritage Fellow on September 30th, was among the 15 demonstrators who joined us. SinceContinue reading “In Case You Missed It: White Oak Gathering”

White Oak Gathering Event

The White Oak Gathering is the first program we will be having in conjunction with our upcoming White Oak Basket Exhibit! This event will take place on September 16th from 1-4:30PM and September 17th from 10AM-3PM. There will be basket making demonstrations and opportunities to meet Kentucky basket makers at this event! White Oak basketContinue reading “White Oak Gathering Event”

Fall Break Camp Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for the Kentucky Museum Fall Break Day Camp! Every year, we offer a fun, educational, and creative way for your child to spend the week. We are especially excited for the camp theme this year: Weaving Discovery! Campers will have the opportunity to explore the art of weaving through a varietyContinue reading “Fall Break Camp Registration is Open!”

White Oak Basket Exhibit Opening

Get ready folks, we will be unveiling our White Oak Basket Exhibit this week! Baskets are made all over the world, reflecting the folk communities and environments from which they emerge. For generations of community members in and around Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave region, basketmaking has been a way of life. This exhibit of over 100Continue reading “White Oak Basket Exhibit Opening”