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Welcome to the Bluegrass Heritage Museum

Explore the rich heritage of Central Kentucky with a visit to our museum. Changing exhibits and a newly renovated building complete with an elevator make our museum accessible to all.

Sandy Stults, Museum Director

BROWN BAGS & BLUEGRASS MUSIC

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

THE BLUEGRASS HERITAGE MUSEUM INVITES YOU TO BRING YOUR OWN BROWN

BAG DINNER AND JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC BY "THE HERITAGE PICKERS".

The museum will provide drinks, desserts and paper goods.

    Bluegrass Heritage Museum
    217 South Main Street
    Winchester, KY

859-745-1358 for more info.

KICK-OFF TO THE 2ND ANNUAL HOMER LEDFORD DULCIMER FESTIVAL

 Thursday, August 28 at 6 PM

Bluegrass Heritage Museum
217 South Main Street in downtown Winchester, KY

Don Pedi is a wonderful music collector and player of the mountain dulcimer living in Ashville, NC. Don has been playing the dulcimer and sharing its history for many years. He has arranged a very interesting history of the dulcimer and its music and will be presenting it at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum, Thursday, August 28 at 6 PM, 217 S. Main Street in Winchester. After the presentation you will be able to tour the museum and see Homer Ledford's display of his workshop and several of his dulcimers will be on display.

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Don's presentation will be the kick off to the 2nd Annual Homer Ledford Dulcimer Festival where he will be teaching classes at the Strode Station Elementary school starting at 9 AM Saturday morning August 30, along with many other wonderful teachers. Registration fee for the classes will be $55. You can check out the schedule and class on the website at the link below. He will then be performing in the Concert at Leeds Theater on Saturday evening August 30th. The concert will start at 8 PM. Tickets will be $8 at the door.

http://homerledforddulcimerfestival.com/

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World War II Photography Exhibit opens June 5, 2013
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Learn about the Pioneer Era Salt Springs Trace
(Boonesborough to Lower Blue Licks)

Prepared for the Bluegrass Heritage Museum

By Harry G. Enoch

Submitted August 2013

Click Here to Download the pdf file.
Note: This is a large file and may download slowly.

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Old Graveyards

Visit Our Online Book Store

Old Graveyards Of Clark County, Kentucky, Compiled and Edited by Kathryn Owen in 1975.

This book would make a terrific Christmas present for any.genealogist who had family in this area............

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Civil War in
Clark County

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Available for Purchase in our Online Bookstore

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 A look at the Quilts in the Bean Collection

 Harry Enoch's newest book, Pioneer Voices: Interviews with Early Settlers of Clark County, Kentucky, has  arrived at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum. “This work is a transcription of (Reverend) John D. Shane’s Clark County interviews with thirty-two individuals, plus five memorandums on people and places in the county as well as a memoir written by pioneer William Sudduth.”

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THE BLUEGRASS HERITAGE MUSEUM seeks to bring the history of Central Kentucky to life by collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the material culture of the region known as the Bluegrass.

Located in a signature Romanesque Revival building on South Main Street in Winchester, the museum examines the history of the Bluegrass from European contact with Native Americans to the present.

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