Kentucky Museum reopens for first time during pandemic

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- For fans of the Kentucky Museum there’s some exciting news.

The museum is reopening since shutting down at the beginning of the pandemic back in March 2020. The first date back open is next Feb. 4. 

It will be open for two days of the week – Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a soft trial opening to ensure the facility is properly following social distancing measures and COVID-19 guidelines. 

Brent Bjorkman, the director of the museum, said the staff can’t wait to see the community back in their building, and that there are many new exhibits that haven’t been seen by the public yet. 

“The public has very much been missing us and we’ve heard a lot from them so we’re very excited. We’re excited to be opening next week, I think we all are. You know we always think this museum on campus is a real town bridge. People get to learn about campus, just coming onto our campus. It’s also a way for our students to take pride in what a wonderful, unique thing it is to be from Kentucky and about this region,” Bjorkman said. 

One of the new displays happening next month is the installation of a teaching gallery which is a space of exhibitions created by WKU teacher and student teams.