News & Events

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2024 LexTalks Events:


Campus Candor with Dr. Rosie Moosnick and Victoria Cruz-Faulk


Bluegrass Bold, Dr. Carly Muetterties

LEXTalks events are FREE to members ($10 for non-members) and take place at the Museum, 210 North Broadway. Admission to the Museum is included, doors open one hour prior to event for viewing exhibits. Advance registration required for all who attend.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities:
Corporate sponsorships are an excellent way to gain visibility for your company and support the Museum. A list of these opportunities can be found here. Please email us and a representative of LexHistory will contact you to discuss further. 

February 27, 2024—LexHistory Hosts Keeneland Library’s traveling exhibit
The Heart of the Turf: Racing’s Black Pioneers.
The Lexington History Museum (LexHistory) is proud to host the Keeneland Library’s traveling exhibit The Heart of the Turf: Racing’s Black Pioneers. This groundbreaking exhibit follows the lives and contributions of Black horsemen and women from the era of slavery to the present. From racetrack superstars to behind-the-scenes caretakers, The Heart of the Turf showcases select stories of countless African Americans who forged their way in Kentucky and beyond, making the racing industry what it is today.  READ MORE

February 2024—LexTalks:
“Lexington, Kentucky: Segregated by Design”
The Black Yarn team of Kristen LaRue Bond, Rona Roberts and Barbara Sutherland will present their research documenting the ways that government policies and private interests perpetuated residential segregation in Lexington, especially from the 1940s through the 1960s, and the ongoing impact that those past policies and practices have on our community today. Dealing with such topics as restrictive covenants, redlining, planning and zoning, urban renewal and the roles real estate agents played, this one-hour presentation will include images and dialogue with the researchers.

December 2023—Become a LexHistory Member!
In 2024, we are thrilled to reintroduce Lexington History Museum Memberships. Yearly memberships support our mission to inspire our future by collecting and preserving Lexington’s history and telling our stories. As an LHM member, you will receive free admission to the museum and our LexTalks series, discounts on ticketed events hosted by the Museum, discounted admission for guests accompanying you, and recognition on site, online, and in our newsletters.

Learn more about our membership levels and benefits here. Memberships are a great holiday gift idea!

August 26, 2023—GRAND OPENING!
The Lexington History Museum has reopened to the public at 210 North Broadway in the auditorium of the historic Thomas Hunt Morgan House.  This reopening positions the museum to welcome visitors back to the beginning of a reimagined museum.  

“We are thrilled to welcome visitors and share Lexington’s incredible history. Lexington deserves a museum where all our history—the known and unknown, the celebratory and the cautionary—can be told. I’m proud to be a part of bringing this valuable asset back to the community,” said Amanda Higgins, Ph.D., Executive Director of LexHistory.

LexHistory’s new space allows it to open to the public—individuals, group tours and school field trips.  This comes after more than a decade in storage and temporary spaces since being displaced from the Old Fayette County Courthouse due lead paint dust and mold issues.

Hours: Thur. & Fri. Noon-4:00 pm  |   Sat. 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
School & Group Tours available by appointment.
General admission: $10  |   Under 5 years: Free
Special rates available for seniors, military and groups.auditorium of the historic

June 4, 2023—LEXTalks:
Celebrating 60 Years of Lexington’s Human Rights Commission
Our June event featured a roundtable discussion with Human Rights Commission executive director Raymond A. Sexton as well as current and former commission members. The panelists discussed the history and creation of the commission, its service to the community, and its plans for the next 60 years. 

February 9, 2023—We’re Expanding Our Professional Team!
The Lexington History Museum—LexHistory—continues to make strides toward a re-energized, public-facing museum. We welcome a new Curator and Exhibit Manager as well as two Interns.

Our new Curator and Exhibit Manager, Katrina Dixonis a native of Oneida, New York, and her professional experience has included a variety of work that will prove invaluable to LexHistory. Most recently (and locally), she was producer and archival researcher for ACME Films, LLC. Prior to that, she worked as a records and database manager at the Montpelier Foundation, which included responsibility for supervising curatorial research assistants and interns. Montpelier in Orange, Virginia, is the restored house and grounds of fourth U.S. President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison. READ MORE.

LexHistory is excited to have Dorian Cleveland and Clay Walton join us as spring 2023 interns. 
Cleveland is a senior majoring in History at the University of Kentucky. He has previous experience interning with the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, where he worked on the digital project, Sustaining Slavery. Walton graduated from Transylvania University in December 2022, with a degree in History. Walton is a docent at the Mary Todd Lincoln House during its tour season and awaits graduate school acceptance letters!
Cleveland and Walton will assist curator Katrina Dixon in cataloging and describing museum collections, helping to move artifacts into the museum, and working with the LexHistory team to design and mount new exhibitions

October 24, 2022—LexHistory Leases Space from Blue Grass Trust
We are excited to announce another important LexHistory milestone. LexHistory and the Blue Grass Trust have agreed that leasing the main floor of the Thomas Hunt Morgan House on North Broadway will accommodate LexHistory’s exhibit space needs while being an excellent example of adaptive reuse in line with the Trust’s preservation mission. The Trust will retain its administrative offices on the second floor. READ MORE

October 5, 2022—LexHistory Names Amanda L. Higgins, Ph.D., Executive Director
After a nationwide search, the Lexington History Museum—LexHistory—is pleased to announce the hiring of Amanda L. Higgins, Ph.D. as its new Executive Director.  Dr. Higgins has worked for the Kentucky Historical Society since 2015, most recently as its Community Engagement Administrator beginning in 2016 and managing the Kentucky Local History Trust Fund and the Kentucky Oral History Commission among other responsibilities. READ MORE

May 10, 2022—Welcome to our relaunched newsletter, The Bluegrass Historian (view as pdf), which originated as a small format newspaper in July 2000. The newspaper versions were edited and published by Lexington History Musuem’s first Executive Director, Ed Houlihan. Ed was instrumental in the Museum’s original vision, establishing it in the old courthouse building and guiding it during the early years until his death in 2008.