Learn more about our exciting year and important milestones in the latest edition of The Bluegrass Historian (view as pdf).

Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season with family and friends!

December 21, 2022What a year it has been! Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Lexington History Museum (LexHistory) has risen to new levels of visibility and achievement as we continue to implement our ambitious strategic plan. With a generous three-year commitment from the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and an exciting partnership with the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation, we are poised to reopen the museum to the public in 2023 in our new space, the Thomas Hunt Morgan House.

Our good news is bittersweet as we are saddened by the untimely passing of our Historian Emeritus, Foster Ockerman, Jr. He was a founding trustee of the Museum and a vocal and dedicated advocate for Lexington history. We are grateful that Foster shared his talents with the community and tirelessly worked to reestablish LexHistory’s physical presence in Lexington.

To honor Foster, the Museum has established the Foster Ockerman, Jr. Memorial Fund. Donations can be made online or by mail at the address below. Please include “Foster Ockerman, Jr. Memorial Fund” in the memo line of any mailed donation. Donate to the Memorial Fund here.

There is still much more work to be done. As we prepare to reopen the museum in 2023, we will work diligently to create in-depth and engaging exhibitions in our new space, forge new partnerships throughout the city to broaden our reach and impact, and continue to collect, preserve, and tell the stories of the materials in our care. Philanthropic contributions are vital to LexHistory and will impact all of Fayette County and the region. Please consider making an investment in LexHistory between now and December 31, 2022! Thank you for your support and with your help we look forward to an exciting new year! Donate to the LexHistory General Fund here.

To discuss Corporate Sponsorships, please contact Dr. Amanda Higgins, Executive Director, at mandy.higgins@lexhistory.org