Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center Kentucky Gateway Museum Center: Four Historic Collections in One Dynamic Place. Home to the KSB Miniatures Collection and Old Pogue Experience.
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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!

Mission: Mission: KGMC educates visitors by offering dynamic collections, exhibits, and a genealogical-historical library. Collecting, preserving, and interpreting the social and cultural heritage of a 7 county region.

Come check out all of the gifts in the Still Room Bourbon Emporium at Old Pogue Experience. The Kentucky Gateway Museum ...
07/29/2020

Come check out all of the gifts in the Still Room Bourbon Emporium at Old Pogue Experience.

The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center and Old Pogue Experience are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Looking for a unique experience close to home? Check out the Old Pogue Experience at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center!...
07/21/2020

Looking for a unique experience close to home? Check out the Old Pogue Experience at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center! We are open from 10am-3:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Ready to #TravelConfidently but don't want to venture too far from home? Head to Maysville for the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center's Old Pogue Bourbon Experience! We love the history, artifacts... and the tastings! Cheers, y'all! 🥃

07/17/2020
Maysville Stoneware Exhibit

Come visit The Maysville Stoneware Exhibit. The Museum Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday.

KYGMC Messenger - July - Summer Edition - Read all about our exhibits, the miniatures, and another epidemic that had Ame...
07/08/2020
KYGMC Messenger - July - Summer Edition

KYGMC Messenger - July - Summer Edition -
Read all about our exhibits, the miniatures, and another epidemic that had American's wearing masks and avoiding others. https://mailchi.mp/bb4e06290591/kygmc-messenger-july-summer-edition

We are so happy to, once again, be able to share the wonders within our walls with you and your family. We currently have several great exhibits, which feature everything from the Roaring 20's to Maysville Stoneware and the always intriguing miniatures, on display. The museum is open Tuesday - Sa...

The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is open this 4th of July from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Celebrate the 4th with a visit ...
07/04/2020

The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is open this 4th of July from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Celebrate the 4th with a visit to the Museum Center and The Old Pogue Experience.

07/03/2020
Research Library

Come visit our Research Library. The Museum Center and Research Library is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday

The collection of Ashley and Barbara Ford’s steamship models has docked at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center. We have a...
07/01/2020

The collection of Ashley and Barbara Ford’s steamship models has docked at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center. We have a preview of some of the model ships we have on display in the Museum Center Atrium. The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday.

07/01/2020

Come visit our changing exhibit in the Calvert Gallery: Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless. The Museum Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday.

The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center would like to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day!
06/21/2020

The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center would like to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day!

06/19/2020

Father's Day gift ideas from the musuem!

We are open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 3:30pm, stop in and let us help you make father's day special for your family.

The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is hosting a State Highway Historical Marker Search. All you have to do to enter is t...
06/17/2020

The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is hosting a State Highway Historical Marker Search. All you have to do to enter is take a picture with 19 of Kentucky’s Historical Highway Markers, tag Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, and use the hash tag #MasonkyHistoricMarker. The search ends on July 4th. When you complete the search, you can pick up your prize at the KYGMC Gift Shop, open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday.

Today is National Flag Day. Learn about Kentucky’s rich history and much more at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, ope...
06/14/2020

Today is National Flag Day. Learn about Kentucky’s rich history and much more at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday.

Tomorrow, Sunday June 14th, is national Bourbon Day. The Old Pogue Experience is a great place to learn about the histor...
06/13/2020

Tomorrow, Sunday June 14th, is national Bourbon Day. The Old Pogue Experience is a great place to learn about the history of Bourbon in Kentucky. The Old Pogue Experience and the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center are open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday.
#bourbon #bourbonday2020 #museum #kygmc #thisismaysville #maysvilleky #bourbontrail #findyoursippingpoint #kybourbon #oldpoguebourbon #oldpogueexperience #oldmaysvilleclubrye

The gift shop at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is a great place to pick up a gift for your father this Father’s Day...
06/12/2020

The gift shop at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is a great place to pick up a gift for your father this Father’s Day. The museum and its gift shop are open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday.

We are so excited to once again share our collections with all of you. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am to 3:30pm. #kyg...
06/09/2020

We are so excited to once again share our collections with all of you. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am to 3:30pm. #kygmc #maysville #maysvilleky #thisismaysville #museum #miniatures #ksbminiaturescollection

We are excited to announce that there are many new items available in the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center Gift Shop! We h...
06/05/2020

We are excited to announce that there are many new items available in the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center Gift Shop! We have multiple bourbon themed gift collections. The mug collection starts at $20. Our gift shops will reopen on Tuesday June 9th. We are open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We are excited to open the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center galleries to the public on Tuesday, June 9th from 10:00 a.m. t...
06/03/2020

We are excited to open the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center galleries to the public on Tuesday, June 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Following our new safe and healthy museum procedures, we will not have guided tours or public use of Research Library computers. We request all visitors and members practice social distancing and wear a mask or face covering while inside the museum. All galleries will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please note the new closing time of 3:30 p.m. which allows time for extra cleaning in the Museum. For questions, call the Museum at 606.564.5865

While we are anxiously awaiting the day when we will begin welcoming guests again, we revel at the amazing artifacts and...
05/15/2020

While we are anxiously awaiting the day when we will begin welcoming guests again, we revel at the amazing artifacts and collections we have within these walls. With the deafening silence, it gives us a time to reflect and appreciate what we are missing, and find a renewed life in all of the wonders that surround us.

Today we would like to share something from our KSB Miniatures Collection for you to enjoy until you can once again see these astonishing miniature works of art in person.

04/22/2020
kygmc earth day 2020

Today is Earth Day! Our Education Curator Tandy Nash has been buzzing around like a bee getting ready for today, the 50th anniversary of #earthday! We hope you enjoy this video about flowers and their reproduction and that you will share it with your children.

https://youtu.be/ibmcasYYxF8

A little video from the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center to celebrate Earth Day!

Please take the time to read this excerpt from our Spring Edition of the Messenger: The View From Second and Sutton. We ...
03/26/2020

Please take the time to read this excerpt from our Spring Edition of the Messenger: The View From Second and Sutton.

We thank you for all of your support and can not wait to welcome guests through the front doors again. Stay safe and stay healthy!

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak and the National Emergency, KYGMC has modified the museum schedule...
03/14/2020

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak and the National Emergency, KYGMC has modified the museum schedule and exhibit hours.

Out of an abundance of caution, the museum has also decided to make the following changes:

-2020 Charter Dinner will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date
-KYGMC Research Library is closed effective immediately
-The upcoming Saturday Seminar will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date
-All classes, group tours, guided tours, seminars, and education outreach including museum scouts are suspended until further notice

The health and safety of our staff, members, patrons, volunteers, and vendors is our main priority at this time. The museum will continue to sanitize public surfaces throughout the day and encourage thorough hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer.

Exhibit hours during this National Emergency will be limited. Before planning your visit to KYGMC please call 606-564-5865 to confirm the exhibit hours for that day.

Again, we thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this stressful time.

The Ledger Independent
City of Maysville, Municipal
Maysville-Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce
Maysville-Mason County Arts Commission
WFTM

KYGMC note to patrons:At the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center (KYGMC), the health and safety of our patrons, members, staf...
03/12/2020

KYGMC note to patrons:

At the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center (KYGMC), the health and safety of our patrons, members, staff, and volunteers are our top priorities. We have always followed a regular cleaning schedule so as to maintain a clean environment out of concern for everyone entering our facilities. In light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) we have stepped up cleaning efforts throughout our facilities and offer hand sanitizer (while supplies last) for our patron’s convenience. Staff members are also regularly sanitizing public surfaces throughout the day in order to minimize our patron’s exposure to germs of any kind – including COVID-19.

We trust in the current health recommendations and encourage our staff, volunteers, and patrons to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, doing so more often than they would in a normal day. We are also requesting that the staff and volunteers are taking care to sanitize surfaces as they move throughout the building. In order to protect everyone, we encourage any staff members, volunteers, museum members, or patrons who feel ill to remain at home for the health and safety of both themselves and others.

While there are no closures or cancellations for KYGMC at this time, we will continue to monitor the situation, taking into consideration information and suggestions from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (KCHFS) and the City of Maysville.

In the event that KYGMC determines it is best to close the museum, we will immediately post this information on our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). If it becomes necessary to postpone, reschedule, or cancel any planned events, we will notify everyone who has reservations by phone, as well as update our social media pages to reflect that decision.

We appreciate your support throughout this difficult time. Again, our top priority is to keep our members, patrons, volunteers, and staff safe and healthy. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the most up-to-date information about closings and cancellations.

Please share!

The Ledger Independent
WFTM
City of Maysville, Municipal
Maysville-Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce
Maysville Community and Technical College
Maysville-Mason County Arts Commission

Don’t forget to reserve your seat at the 2020 KYGMC Charter Dinner - Celebrating the Roaring 20’s. Call 606-564-5865 to ...
03/10/2020

Don’t forget to reserve your seat at the 2020 KYGMC Charter Dinner - Celebrating the Roaring 20’s. Call 606-564-5865 to make your reservations today!!!

On this last day of #blackhistorymonth  we want to share with you a little about Elisha Green. Rev. Elisha Green was a #...
02/29/2020

On this last day of #blackhistorymonth we want to share with you a little about Elisha Green. Rev. Elisha Green was a #slave of #Reverend Warder, who lived in May’s Lick #kentucky. Rev. Warder baptized Elisha in June of 1833, just 3 years before Warder died. After Rev. Warder’s death in 1836 Elisha was owned by the Dobyns Family of #Maysville. An 8 year old daughter of the family taught Elisha to read because he desired to become a #preacher and wanted to read the #Bible. In the course of work he learned math.
In 1845 the Maysville Baptist Church gave him an unrestricted license to preach to any colored population who asked.
He married a slave and had several children. His owner purchased his wife and children at one time, but fell on hard times and had to sell them.
The Baptists donated money so he could purchase his wife and some children. However, during his life he saw all of his children sold except one.
He established Bethel Baptist Church in Maysville and First African Baptist Church in Paris, KY – the train being a convenient mode of transportation between the cities.
He organized or saved (by raising funds) another five churches in the area during his time of service.
#BethelBaptistChurch was started in 1875. The photos of Bethel Baptist Church are of a #miniature in the KSB Miniatures Collection at the museum which represent the church which stood on West Fourth Street from 1945 until it tragically burned in 1977. The miniature is on permanent display and can be seen any day of the year. The church is now located on Forest Avenue. #undergroundrailroad #thisismaysville #themoreyouknow #blackhistoryiseveryday #elishagreen #history #historicfigure

No one was able to tell us about our sword, so let us share:The #sword is a dress sword that was awarded to Colonel Thom...
02/18/2020

No one was able to tell us about our sword, so let us share:
The #sword is a dress sword that was awarded to Colonel Thomas Marshall for distinguished service at Brandywine during the American Revolutionary War. Come see it in person and read all about it while it is on display.
#revolutionarywar #americanrevolution #museum #thisismaysville #history #livinghistory

#tuesday #testday who can tell me which #sword this is from the #museum collection? If you’re not sure it is currently on display in the Wormald Gallery. Go check it out! #museum #thisismaysville #maysvilleky #maysville #kentucky #history #historymystery #museums #museumfun #swordsofthepast

We definitely agree! You can visit the Old Pogue Experience at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center and learn all about th...
02/14/2020
The B-Line

We definitely agree! You can visit the Old Pogue Experience at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center and learn all about the bourbon history of Mason County and the Old Pogue Distillery. We even offer tastings of both the Old Maysville Club Rye and the Old Pogue Master’s Select for $5/pour.

We are open Tues. - Sat. from 10am-4pm.

Happy Valentine's Day! And we couldn't agree more, Old Maysville Club Rye by B-Line stop Old Pogue Bourbon is an excellent choice! 😍 https://winkreport.com/the-best-whiskeys-for-valentines-day-to-celebrate-drown-your-sorrows/ Cheers, y'all! ❤️💝🥃🥃

#tuesday #testday who can tell me which #sword this is from the #museum collection? If you’re not sure it is currently o...
02/11/2020

#tuesday #testday who can tell me which #sword this is from the #museum collection? If you’re not sure it is currently on display in the Wormald Gallery. Go check it out! #museum #thisismaysville #maysvilleky #maysville #kentucky #history #historymystery #museums #museumfun #swordsofthepast

01/28/2020
Two new exhibits on display!

Come check out two new exhibits during our Winter Reception on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 4:30pm - 6:30pm.

We hope you will join us for our Winter Reception on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 4:30pm-6:30pm to celebrate two new ...
01/21/2020

We hope you will join us for our Winter Reception on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 4:30pm-6:30pm to celebrate two new exhibits, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless: A Portrait of the Roaring 20's," and "Funky Patterns: Art by Jane Nelson."
#art #roaring20s #thisismaysville #maysvilleky #kygmc #museum #museumfun #kentucky #lifestylesoftherichandshameless

New exhibits opening this month at KYGMC! Read more in this month's edition of the Messenger - https://mailchi.mp/6087bb...
01/06/2020
New exhibits opening this month at KYGMC!

New exhibits opening this month at KYGMC! Read more in this month's edition of the Messenger - https://mailchi.mp/6087bb3ff643/new-exhibits-opening-this-month-at-kygmc

The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center will debut two new exhibits in January, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless: A portrait of the Roaring 20's" and "The Art of Margaret Jane Nelson." Click here to read more about these and other happenings at the museum in this month's edition of the KYGMC Messeng...

Nathan Gulick was a clock maker who lived in Maysville for some time and is buried in the Pioneer Graveyard behind the m...
01/04/2020

Nathan Gulick was a clock maker who lived in Maysville for some time and is buried in the Pioneer Graveyard behind the museum. We are fortunate to have two of his clocks, one of which was made here in Maysville.

Opening January 21, 2020, Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless showcases everything that made the 1920's roar!
01/04/2020

Opening January 21, 2020, Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless showcases everything that made the 1920's roar!

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Thursday 10:00 - 15:30
Friday 10:00 - 15:30
Saturday 10:00 - 15:30

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I cannot find the price for admission to anything listed on your website. What are the general admission prices?
Hi there! We were in town, last evening, for the ghost walk. I was wondering if I could buy one of the, Pretty Monster, books, at the museum this coming week.
Aubrey loved The Amazing Castle exhibit!
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