A Kentucky Journey
TAKE “A KENTUCKY JOURNEY” AND FIND YOUR PLACE IN OUR STORY.
From bourbon to baseball bats, horse racing to sports cars, Kentucky’s impact is wide. Take a 12,000-year “journey” with us from prehistoric times to the modern day and learn how Kentucky became part of the U.S. consciousness. You’ll:
- Experience wartime and peace.
- Meet free people and the enslaved, private citizens, and public figures.
- See items that tell of Kentucky’s most famous – and infamous – citizens: the mirror that hung in Lexington madam Belle Brezing’s parlor; the coat Gov. William Goebel wore the day of his assassination; the pocket watch Abraham Lincoln carried in 1860.
- Discover the things that illustrate everyday life for countless Kentuckians who helped set the Commonwealth’s course: handmade quilts that women carefully stitched to provide warmth for their families, hand-crafted furniture which stored the family treasures, tools of their trades.
We’re confident you have a Kentucky connection no matter where you're from. Take the “journey” and find yours.
FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
History Habits Room
For Ages 3-5 & Their Adults
Read, create, dress up, and learn about history, science, technology, engineering, and math concepts.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Guided by museum staff, visitors will explore A Kentucky Journey, the cornerstone exhibit of the Thomas D Clark Center for Kentucky History. Guests will learn about key events in Kentucky’s history through interactive components of the exhibit and unique artifacts such as a cast of Daniel Boone’s skull and President Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch. This tour convenes at the Admissions Desk at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Tuesday – Saturday at 3 p.m. Duration: 30 minutes.