Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, Maysville

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Kentucky Gateway Museum Center: Three Historic Collections in One Dynamic Place

Explorers. Movie Stars. Artists. Pioneers. Slaves. Everyone who ever passed through this part of Kentucky or called it home left a story behind. Some are stories of courage and great achievement, others of love and everyday survival. The more we explore those struggles and dreams, the more we understand our own. Now, by showcasing three dynamic collections in one place, the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center brings all the stories of the region into fascinating focus:

Our Genealogical and Historical Research Library, sheds light on the people and events of a seven-county area through an extensive collection of books, manuscripts and documents from colonial times.

Our Regional History Museum illuminates the past through award-winning dioramas, more than 4,000 regional artifacts and a gallery of fine art related to the area.

Our Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection looks at the world from a new perspective through mesmerizing, 1/12-scale reproductions of homes, furnishings, clothing, artwork and people.

And our Changing Exhibits Gallery that has been host to award-winning traveling exhibits such as the "The World We Create", "Children Just Like Me", "The Cabaret Mechanical Theatre", "Brain Teasers", "Everybody Eats", "Herblock" and many others. Coming September 12 through January 3: NATURE'S NUMBERS from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

Step outside the Center, and you'll discover that Maysville's stately architecture has more than a few great tales to tell, as does the pioneer graveyard located behind the Center.

Before tomorrow becomes yesterday, we invite you to get the whole story at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center!
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  • This is a very nice local history museum. Maysville has a very interesting history we were unaware of before. The highlight of the museum is the miniatures collection. It is outstanding!!! Make sure.....  more
    This is a very nice local history museum. Maysville has a very interesting history we were unaware of before. The highlight of the museum is the miniatures collection. It is outstanding!!! Make sure.....  more »
  • Exquisite museum quality displays and great gift shop. It will take you some time to adequately view the numerous displays and to "take it all in." Well worth the visit. Plan to take your time and... 
    Exquisite museum quality displays and great gift shop. It will take you some time to adequately view the numerous displays and to "take it all in." Well worth the visit. Plan to take your time and...  more »
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  • This museum is a gem! The quality of the displays are fantastic. I could have spent hours looking at everything. Do not skip if you are in Maysville or make a weekend out of it.
  • Great place to spend a day to check out, admission includes next door at the newer pogue bourbon museum. Happy to see it open on good Friday. Love the miniatures section, apparently only showing 1/3rd of the collection making it the second largest in the world and when they show 2/3rds or more it becomes the world's largest. Cool section on browning pulleys too for a limited time with free v belts if anyone needs one! The historic cemetery is accessed right to the side and behind the museum, lots of sites to check out within walking distance.

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