Welcome to the Bluegrass Heritage Museum

Explore the rich heritage of Central Kentucky with a visit to our museum. Changing exhibits and a newly renovated building complete with an elevator make our museum accessible to all.

Sandy Stults, Museum Director

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Donor support will enable the museum to continue its vital work of artifact preservation and community education, along with building maintenance and upkeep. Objects and documents related to central Kentucky history are donated to the museum on a near-daily basis, and we strive to provide a safe repository so that these items are available for future generations. We also have well-developed educational programs for both the general public and area schools; donations allow us to offer these at no charge to students or adults.

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Kevin Palmer named Museum
Living History Coordinator

John Martin

New Book About John Martin of Lower Howard’s Creek added to our Online Book Store

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Learn about the Pioneer Era Salt Springs Trace
(Boonesborough to Lower Blue Licks)

Prepared for the Bluegrass Heritage Museum

By Harry G. Enoch

Submitted August 2013

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Note: This is a large file and may download slowly.

Old Graveyards

Old Graveyards Of Clark County, Kentucky, Compiled and Edited by Kathryn Owen in 1975.



Civil War in
Clark County

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Available for Purchase in our Online Bookstore

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 A look at the Quilts in the Bean Collection

Harry Enoch's  book, Pioneer Voices: Interviews with Early Settlers of Clark County, Kentucky, is available at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum. “This work is a transcription of (Reverend) John D. Shane’s Clark County interviews with thirty-two individuals, plus five memorandums on people and places in the county as well as a memoir written by pioneer William Sudduth.”

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THE BLUEGRASS HERITAGE MUSEUM seeks to bring the history of Central Kentucky to life by collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the material culture of the region known as the Bluegrass.

Located in a signature Romanesque Revival building on South Main Street in Winchester, the museum examines the history of the Bluegrass from European contact with Native Americans to the present.


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