Here on the Hill, we prefer the older version of professional baseball – the college leagues! Why? Because we (that is, college baseball) came first.
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?
Each semester, we provide a variety of Close Study of Collections sessions for WKU students. These sessions directly integrate primary sources – documents, photographs, art, and artifacts – with each course’s unique needs.
Who is she?
Every time I walked by our bust and chamber set of “Wilhelmina Hohenzoleren,” I asked myself this question. Finally, late last year, I decided it was time to find out.
Olivia Bowers started as an intern with us…and now she’s taken on an Honors Capstone project with a huge artifact!
While cleaning out old file drawers, we came across an interesting pamphlet…and to our surprise, the pamphlet was about one of the cuneiform tablets in our collection!
By Tommy Sullivan My name is Tommy Sullivan, and I am an undergraduate History student at WKU. I recently tagged along with some fellow History and Social Studies majors on a class trip to the Kentucky Museum and the Department of Library Special Collections. The visiting class, which is required for students in my department,Continue reading “Hands-On History: Enduring Symbols of the Revolution”
We asked, and you answered. Earlier this year, the Kentucky Quilt Project offered the Kentucky Sun Quilt, made circa 1880s in Russell County, to the Kentucky Museum at less than its appraised value. We put out a call for donations to The Kentucky Sun Quilt Fund and ultimately, 44 organizations, quilt lovers, and Friends ofContinue reading “Latest addition to Kentucky Museum Quilt Collection!”