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Current Exhibits

The Great War: Kentucky & Beyond

This exhibit commemorates WWI Posterthe Centennial of WWI & explores Kentuckians’ role from local to international perspectives. Curated by Margaret Spratt, Ph.D. Sponsored by Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, American Legion Post 30, Kentucky Veterans Trust Fund, Bourbon Community Hospital, Making History Matter, & Holly McMillin Insurance Group and Nationwide. On display February 12 – October 1, 2017. All veterans receive free admission during the duration of the exhibit thanks to the Kentucky Veterans Trust Fund.

Our exhibit has been endorsed by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission.

United States World War One Centennial Commission

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.