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LHM, P. O. Box 116,
Details available at www.LexingtonHistoryMuseum.org.
Background: Incorporated in 1999 under goals to support and encourage local museums and historical societies as encouraged by its founding board chairmen, Kentucky’s Historian Laureate, the late Dr. Thomas D. Clark, the Lexington History Museum opened in the fall of 2003. A Kentucky non-profit corporation, LHM is dependent on private support operating in facilities provided by Lexington’s mayor and legislative body.
Its home, the Lexington History Center, served from 1900 to 2001 as the Fayette County court facility with the Museum now occupying the main two floors of the building that leaders hope to fully restore to its original condition. Located in the heart of downtown Lexington on historic Cheapside, the building also houses two additional small specialty museums and its yards are the site of extensive public activities.
While it maintains a wider eventual goal of fostering a wide variety of cultural heritage purposes and activities, the Museum itself is LHM’s principal activity. Four major exhibits spaces, the awesome original courtroom and inviting open spaces serve as home for a permanent “Athens of the West” exhibit and three sizable changing exhibits as well as extensive programming.