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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  • The Gateway Museum has an extensive collection of miniature models of a wide variety, which I was prepared to breeze past on my way to find something more interesting. I was mistaken. These...  more »
  • The KY Gateway Museum folks did a great job of mixing Kentucky and Maysville history. We enjoyed all of their exhibits. I wasn't too sure how much I might like the miniture collection, but was...  more »
  • What a fantastic museum! I stumbled upon this looking around the map, and figured why not. I purposely didn't research it just for the fun of going I'm not knowing what to expect, and wow! The miniatures right off the bat are fantastic. It was super surprising to find out that the designer had also done the miniature museum near where I live. It did not disappoint. On the other side, in the old library (so beautiful) the history of the town and surrounding areas is fantastic. I'll definitely be going back to spend more time here!
  • This museum was great! My children thoroughly enjoyed it. There are some beautiful detailed items there. They also had a really neat air and space exhibit that my kids loved. They got to make paper airplanes and rocket ships. It was well worth the visit. We also did the Pogue Experience which was interesting to learn about the Kentucky bourbon history. Overall great place.

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