A visit to the Bluegrass State should include a stop at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum in Winchester, Ky. Since 2000, the three-story museum has been housed in the restored Guerrant Clinic building and offers a look inside the lives of the people and places of the historic Bluegrass Region. The museum’s mission is to educate visitors about how the people of this region influenced both Kentucky’s and America’s history.
The first floor of the museum offers changing exhibits as well as smaller stationary exhibits such as artifacts from the Winchester Fire Department, schools from Clark County, Lower Howard’s Creek and Hollar’s Grocery. Military enthusiasts and history buffs will likely spend the most time on the second floor in the Military History Room, absorbing information and viewing photos, artifacts and clothing from the American Revolutionary War and World War I and II. The Bell South Room, of course, gives background on the history of how communication impacted society with the development of the telephone. The top floor is dedicated to the Guerrant Clinic; this room was the operating room in the original clinic. Visitors will learn about the clinic’s impact on the town, view photos and original medical equipment used at the clinic.
For more information, call 859-745-1358 or go online to www.bgheritage.com.