Bill Bright

Bill Bright

Curator, State Arsenal Liaison

502-564-1792, Ext. 4476
bill.bright@ky.gov

Over the years, Bill’s career has found him doing everything from turning ground with a horse-drawn plow and making brooms to driving a tank.

He began at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill before coming to the Kentucky Historical Society, where he has earned the nickname “the MacGyver of KHS” for his ability to cobble together some amazing interactive displays from bits and pieces he finds around the museum workshop.

Along with his curator duties, Bill is KHS’s liaison to the Kentucky Military History Museum. A highlight of his time here, he says, was when he discovered a long-lost piece of The Fighting Falcon, a glider that flew on D-Day. One of his most unusual tasks was assisting in the design of a G.I. Joe figure for Hasbro. Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in cultural anthropology

Staff member since 1997