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Current Exhibits

Becoming American: The Immigrant Experience in Bourbon County, Kentucky

This exhibit highlights stories of immigrants in Bourbon County. Curated by Margaret Spratt, Ph.D. Sponsored by the Josephine Ardery Foundation and Kentucky Bank. On display through May 30.

History Hall

Trace your steps from Kentucky’s earliest inhabitants to the farms and communities of today.

Claysville & Ruckerville: Paris’ Historically Black Neighborhoods

Claysville & Ruckerville
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.

Garret Morgan Pictorial Display

Garrett MorganLearn about Paris-native Garrett Morgan, his inventions, his many businesses and interests in a pictorial display that is a permanent part of the Paris-Bourbon County History Hall.