About Us

Museum leaders on steps of old Courthouse in 1998.
The Thomas Hunt Morgan House, new home of the Lexington History Museum, with plans to reopen to the public in late Summer 2023.

The Lexington History Museum inspires our future by collecting and preserving Lexington’s history and telling our stories. 

After more than a decade, LexHistory reopened to the public in August 2023, in our new home, the Thomas Hunt Morgan House at 210 North Broadway. Upon leaving the Old Fayette County Courthouse in 2012 when lack of an appropriate museum space rendered us nearly invisible to the public, we have continued to faithfully serve our mission in other ways. Since reopening, more than 1500 people have visited us and offered words of praise such as “great work” and “fantastic job of telling Lexington’s history.”  

We are very proud of what we have been able to achieve in Phase 1 of our reimagined space, but there is so much more we want to do to create the kind of first-rate history museum that Lexington deserves.

Now that we have reopened to the public, your continual support is needed now more than ever. If you have not already done so, please come see us.  We are open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our current exhibits include the life and work of Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan, IBM, early Lexington, agriculture, bourbon, tourism, the city’s expansion, and the horse industry in Lexington’s history, as well as a portrait gallery! 

Our ongoing success depends on the generous support of donors. Donor contributions allow us to offer meaningful historical content, design engaging and informative displays, and to educate our visitors—young and old—about Lexington’s rich and unique past, how it has shaped who we are today and hope to be in the future.  

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