The Kentucky Museum, on WKU's campus, houses history, arts & culture, with an outstanding quilt and textile collection, extensive archeological and ethnic holdings, also fine and decorative arts.

Special Collections Library (SCL) is dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of Kentucky's cultural heritage. It also strives to conserve other rare materials which may enrich original scholarly research efforts. The unit is made up of Research Collections, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives and WKU Archives.

Changing galleries display a variety of themes, with community exhibitions, university-class designed and installed exhibitions. Companion online exhibits are created in order to capture and share those exhibition experiences.

The complementary resources and services of all areas provide researchers, scholars, and visitors with broad-based overview of Kentucky's history, culture, and people.


Browse the Online Exhibits ~ Kentucky Museum / Special Collections Library Collections:

College Heights Herald Editorial Cartoons

A Star in Each Flag: Conflict in Kentucky

2021 Exhibits

2020: Helm Library - More Than You'd Imagine

2019 Exhibits

2018 Exhibits

2017: Education

2016 Exhibits

2015: Cherry Statue Time Capsule

2014: WKU Founders Day

2011: Finding Our Way: Maps & Mapmaking

2010 Exhibits

2008: Get on the Bus: Forty Years of Political Activism 1968-2008

2006: Western 100 Exhibit

2002: P.S. I Love You: The Hilltoppers

1997: Roads, Rails & Rivers