The Colt Peacemaker, the weapon known as "the gun that won the West” was a .45-caliber with six revolving cylinders manufactured by Colt’s Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut in 1873. At the time it sold for $17.00.
The Lewis and Clark Experience
Opening April 11, 2015
Visitors of all ages will be taken on an immersive, educational role-play adventure that asks them to face some of the many challenges encountered by the Corps of Discovery. Visitors will forge rivers and cross mountains, encounter new people, cultures and fantastic new species of animals, seek the Northwest Passage and ultimately discover the diversity of the new nation.
Hometown History Series
Opening Summer 2015
This series of exhibitions seeks to explore the diverse region, helping visitors discover the story of our own home town. Hometown History Series‘ inaugural exhibition will celebrate 100 years of Doe Anderson and its award-winning work for local, regional and national clients.
Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition and Kentucky
Opening Oct. 28, 2015
Spirits explores how Bourbon shaped Kentucky and the region, tracing the rise of the anti-liquor movement through the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933. By examining the Volstead Act and its effect on crime, politics and culture, we show how millions of otherwise law-abiding Americans chose to violate the national liquor ban, and detail the vast, often violent, criminal industry that quickly sprang up to satisfy the country’s thirst for illegal booze.