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Current Exhibits

The Many Faces of Bourbon County

This exhibit features the Art of Phyllis Bowen and many people throughout Bourbon County’s history. It was curated by Estill Curtis Pennington. The exhibit will be on display through September 30, 2018. It is Sponsored by Kentucky Bank, Bourbon Community Hospital, Paris Rotary Club & Frames on Main Gallery.

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.