News and updates from the Bluegrass Heritage Museum
May 12–Members’ Appreciation Picnic
The Second Thursday program for May will be the annual members’ appreciation picnic. The Ol’ Elkhorn Pickers Club will provide musical entertainment. Second Thursday programs are held monthly at the museum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Trolly Tours Return!
Trolley Tours are returning to the Museum’s schedule of events after a two-year absence due to Covid.
Traditionally, these tours coincide with Preservation Month in May, and they focus on various locations of historical interest in and around Clark County.
Tuesday, May 17 the bus will take us to Hopewell Museum in Paris, followed by dinner at Trackside restaurant on the site of the former train station (dinner options to be decided). The cost of the trip will be $25, which covers the bus, museum admission, and the meal.
On Tuesday, May 24 we will travel down to Fort Boonesborough, where there will be a presentation by George and Elizabeth Chalfant on the elk antlers with Boone’s name. We will dine there on box meals from Gaunce’s (choices to be decided). The cost of this trip will also be $25.
You can make your reservations by calling the Museum at (859) 745‑1358. Bus capacity is 28 persons, so please call soon to reserve your spot on the tour. We will leave from the museum at 5:15 p.m.
Only two trolley tours will be offered as we ease back into these activities. However, we will also get together for our annual Members’ Appreciation Dinner on the second Thursday, May 12. Normally this dinner is held in June, so this is a change from our usual routine.
The Bluegrass Heritage Museum is located at 217 South Main Street and is open noon‑4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The website is www.bgheritage.com.