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Current Exhibits

Home Work: How Women Became Domestic Engineers

Home Work - woman cookingThis exhibit explores women’s changing roles through the domestic arts and the impact of innovation and invention on women’s tasks, featuring items made and used by women in Bourbon County & the region. The exhibit is sponsored by Kentucky Bank, Bourbon Community Hospital, and Paris Bourbon County Tourism Commission. Exhibit runs February 11 through June 30, 2018.

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.