Pocket Museums Debuting In Lexington

Jul 1, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The forced closure of the old Fayette County Courthouse has left the Lexington History Museum temporarily out on the streets, but not to worry.  Museum Board Member Foster Ockerman says they've come up with a way to keep displaying exhibits that tell Lexington's story. 

On Monday, the museum announced the roll-out of a number of "pocket museums" at six downtown locations.  Ockerman says change in strategy has led to a new art spaces and a brand new web site.

“People don’t physically travel to places like they did 20 years ago.  Museums will exist as much on line as a hard reality exhibit and we’re looking to really develop our on line presence as much as anything," Ockerman said.

Every few months you’ll be able to view new displays at the six pocket museums located at the Bluegrass Corporate Center, Triangle Center, Central Bank Building, the Government Center, Central Library and Victorian Square. 

There are also plans to hang large canvas photos throughout downtown depicting Lexington’s early years.  Those will be showcased at the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside.  Lexington History Museum board members hope to make the Old Courthouse their permanent home again, once renovations are complete.