People of Kentucky

Meet some extraordinary, ordinary people of Kentucky.

This year is the 225th anniversary of Kentucky statehood, a story we could not tell without telling about the people who have called Kentucky home over the years.

Together, all of our stories contribute to that of Kentucky. So we’ve selected more than 35 Kentuckians to spotlight. Some are well-known and some not-so-well-known. All of them have, however, have made an impact on their families, their community or the commonwealth.

Join us to learn about (among others)

  • the frontier widow who helped support her family by distilling liquor and investing in land
  • a fire fighter who served his community daily and stepped up to help his country during two disasters
  • people who stood up for others’ rights

We are sure you’ll recognize the stories represented here in those of people you know. And, we invite you to share your own Kentucky story with us before you leave.

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Through Oct. 14, 2017