Announcements

Great article by reporter Beth Musgrave in the May 29, 2017, Lexington Herald-Leader, titled "Where's Lexington's history: In 300 Boxes in three locations. Also online." Information on the history and the current activities of LexHistory, with a look toward the future. The Lexington History Museum is believed to be the first museum in the state to use virtual technology to record exhibits during the bi-monthly LexArts Gallery HOPs, creating a growing gallery of displays you can tour online. Click here for more information and links to the Virutal Museum tours. The next Gallery HOP is July 21, 2017, focusing on the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project.

The photo shown is of Laura Glasscock and her son Lewis taken during the May 2017 Gallery HOP...

Foster Ockerman, Jr., chief historian and president of the Lexington History Museum, provided an update on the organization's activities and plans to the Lexington Fayette Urban County Council General Government and Social Services Committee on May 2, 2017. The report includes a brief history and updates on current activites, which include the latest addition, virtual online exhibits using 3D technology. Click HERE to watch the presentation. You can choose the "Lexington HIstory Museum" from the index to start with Ockerman's presentation, which lasts about 12 minutes. 

This article and video, "Dressing Lexington's Most Notorious Madam," from the University of Kentucky' UK Now in Feb. 2017, details the design and creation of costumes by Nelson Fields, costume designer and UK associate professor, for the new documentary, "Belle Brezing & the Gilded Age of the Bluegrass." Fields also served as an associate producer for the one-hour documentary. Doug High is the executive producer and director of the new production, which will premiere Feb. 16, 2017, at the Kentucky Theater. Several of the dresses Fields designed and created or modifed for Belle Brezing will be on display in the Kentucy Theatre lobby in advance of the 7:30 p.m. premiere. Tickets are $8 and advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are available at www.kentuckytheatre.com or during...

On Sale Now!

The Lexington History Museum is now accepting orders for Historic Lexington, Heart of the Bluegrass, by Foster Ockerman, Jr.  Historic Lexington, Heart of the Bluegrass is an illustrated narrative history. The retail price of this amazing book is now just $25. If you would like to purchase a copy please email info@lexhistory.org.

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