The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center brings all the stories of the Maysville region into fascinating focus. Our Genealogical & Historical Research Library sheds light on the people and events of a seven-county area through an extensive collection of books, manuscripts and documents from the past 300 years.

Our Regional History Museum illuminates the past through award-winning dioramas, more than 4,000 regional artifacts and a gallery of fine art related to Maysville and Kentucky. And our Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection looks at the world from a new perspective through mesmerizing, 1/12-scale reproductions of homes, furnishings, clothing, artwork and people.

Everyone who ever passed through this part of Kentucky or called it home left a story behind. Some are stories of courage and great achievement, others of love and everyday survival. The more we explore those struggles and dreams, the more we understand our own.

The Museum Center is an extraordinary institution for a city of our size. We use it as a parlor for our guests, a schoolroom for our children and an attic, where our most precious memories are stored. History, genealogy, culture and heritage all wrapped up in one fantastic place. Robert L. Hendrickson, Publisher; The Ledger-Independent

Museum News

DINOSAURS ARE COMING!!
August 27, 2014

When was the last time you saw a Tyrannosaurus or an Edmontosaurus (duck-bill), or a Teratathoneus? Well now is your chance!  An amazing dinosaur exhibit has been secured from John Hankla of Danville, KY that will be at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center September 16, 2014 through January 4, 2015.  Many are plaster casts of…

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Saturday Seminar September 13th
August 19, 2014

‘HISTORY OF MASON COUNTY SCHOOLS’ will be presented by James Rawlings in the Research Library on Saturday, September 13th at 10:30 am.  The event is free of charge and will include all day use of the Research Library and entry to the three museum galleries.  Refreshments will be served prior to 10:30 am.

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