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Exhibits and Events


The Spirit of Bourbon

This exhibit puts the bourbon back in Bourbon County! The bourbon collection of Megan & Jimmy Shaw is showcased, plus images and artifacts on the evolution and use of the drink from prohibition to the end of the twentieth century. On display through Feb. 22, 2015.


Coming March 8, 2015 from 2-4 PM

Covered Bridges of Kentucky brings visitors to a time when horse, buggies and cars crossed creeks on wooden planks. The artwork of Frosty Rankin focuses on the thirteen Kentucky bridges still in existence while other hand drawn and photographed images tell of Bourbon county structures. Interactive construction information on bridge building along with timelines and history are also included in the exhibit. On display March 8 – June 7, 2015. Sponsored by Kentucky Bank and Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.


Claysville & Ruckerville: Paris’ Historically Black Neighborhoods.

Claysville and Ruckerville sprang up following the Civil War as communities for freed slaves. From maps and public lists of the time, we know names and locations of people who lived there and we’ve drawn on community memories to provide details of day to day living. Continues on display through 2015.