Bluegrass Heritage Museum, Winchester Kentucky

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