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 or during...

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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


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