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 museum is really well done and has some interesting artifacts and information that focuses on Kentucky's role in settling the west. There is an incredible exhibit of miniatures. My husband didn't...  more »
  • The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is home to the KSB Miniatires Collection - one of the top 3 collections of miniatires in the World. They have a magnificent Historical Research and Genealogical Rese...  more »
  • The staff was very informative about everything and they help you with any problems you have. The research library is my favorite place so far.
  • Had a great time and tour guides were very nice and intelligent.

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