220 Davis St., Owensboro Kentucky 42303
Located on Davis Street, this museum has displays about astronomy, geology, botany, archaeology, anthropology and Daviess County history. Of special interest is a collection of live reptiles. Named in honor of an Owensboro native who served as governor and U.S. Senator, The Wendall H. Ford Government Education Center features exhibits that explain how government works. A children's exhibit area encourages hands-on participation.
Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm; closed holidays.
Other History nearby:
(Princeton) Adsmore Living History Museum
(Evansville) Angel Mounds State Historic Park
(Kuttawa) Davis House
(Dawson Springs) Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center
(Madisonville) Governor Ruby Laffoon's Birthplace
(Henderson) John James Audubon Museum and Nature Cen
06/30 Coming to The Owensboro area
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
A Toast to Tennessee Wine Festival Mt. Juliet TN May11 Visitors will stroll from tent to tent sipping the rich heritage of Tennessee vines, savoring gourmet specialty foods, shopping for handcrafted items from local artisans, enjoying music, and attending wine & food experience seminars.
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Stucky Music Festival Park City KY May17-18 It is a hard economic time and Stucky Musical Festival would like to remain a low cost event that gives both musicians and local companies a place to promote themselves, as well as sell their merchandise. Proceeds will go to growing this festival so that it can continue on and to a local charity that helps children have opportunity to participate in music and art.
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.
Kentucky Reggae Festival Louisville KY May25-27 Since 1991 the Kentucky Reggae Festival has been the predominant event in the Louisville area during Memorial Day Weekend. The flavor of the islands is captured and brought right to Louisville through reggae music, ethnic foods, and the caribbean market.