A Seat at the Table for Women of Color

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”

Virtual Museum Resources to Use in Your Classroom

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”

Hands-On History: Enduring Symbols of the Revolution

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”

Field Trip to Felts House

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 dressedĀ in 1810 style clothing, and led theContinue reading “Field Trip to Felts House”

In Case You Missed It: Early America Early Kentucky

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped out with Early America Early Kentucky last week! We had a blast sharing Kentucky’s history with the many 5th graders, parents, and teachers who came to visit us. WKU theatre major Elliott Talkington started off each day for us with his first personĀ  performance as Rory, anContinue reading “In Case You Missed It: Early America Early Kentucky”