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.
Want to attend our Close Study Session on World War I and II? Now you can! Click here to learn how.
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.
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”
by Gabby Hoffman, HIST 489 Cooperative Education/History Students from Hart County came to visit the Felts House, and learn about what life was like for children their age in the early 19th century. In order to make sure the children had a great experience, WKU museum student docents dressed in 1810 style clothing, and led theContinue reading “Field Trip to Felts House”
I was recently asked to describe the Side by Side Exhibit and I wrote, “The exhibit is a rich experience in community building. The Museum opens its door to an underserved population of youth. They find acceptance at the Museum, and with the community of local artists.” TheContinue reading “Side by Side Exhibit”
Fall Break is sneaking up fast! Are you still looking for some exciting possibilities for your child’s week off school? Well, we’ve got just what you ordered! This year’s Fall Break Art Camp at the Kentucky Museum, “Exploring Art,” is sure to be a hit! This art camp will emphasize the process that artists useContinue reading “2017 Fall Break Art Camp is Under Two Weeks Away!”
The Kentucky Museum is always a flurry of activity during the month of June because we host four weeks of summer arts day camps for children. Campers can choose from a wide range of art activities from making and glazing pottery to making paper, painting, and sculpting. Many participants attend these popular camps year afterContinue reading “Summer Camps 2017”