Kentucky Museum holds fundraiser to preserve historic masks

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The Kentucky Museum is asking for the public’s help preserving some artifacts.

Masks that were collected by the late Dr. David Coffey from countries like Indonesia and Kenya will be on display at the museum.

Coffey was a professor of agriculture at Western Kentucky University and passed away March of 2014.

The museum is giving the public a chance to help out by adopting them for a fee that will be used to preserve them. With the money, conservation supplies will be purchased.

There are 132 masks. Once they are all adopted, the museum will put the extra money into the collections fund.

Each mask costs $25 to adopt. Mask adoptions can be completed through this link.