The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center educates visitors by offering dynamic collections, exhibits, and a genealogical-historical library. We bring 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

The Catherine Palace
January 30, 2016

Jan. 26 to April 30 The 1:12-scale miniature inspired by the famed Russian palace in St. Petersburg now resides in the KSB Miniatures Collection! Created by British miniaturist Robert Dawson and donated by collector Carole Kaye, this one-of-a-kind art piece features six furnished rooms and will be displayed with full-size Russian art pieces and artifacts…

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KENTUCKY GATEWAY MUSEUM CENTER Free SATURDAY SEMINAR: Connecting African-American Genealogy to Black History Month
January 28, 2016

KENTUCKY GATEWAY MUSEUM CENTER Free SATURDAY SEMINAR (Monthly seminars on various topics) Connecting African-American Genealogy to Black History Month By: Lindrell Blackwell From the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky, Inc. February 20, 2016 10:30 AM Lindrell Blackwell has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Studies from the University of Kentucky. He is employed…

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