Kentucky Museum will offer free regular admission for three years

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – One of Bowling Green’s longest standing attractions is receiving an early Christmas gift.

However, it’s a gift that keeps on giving because it will allow community members and families to visit free of charge.

Thanks in large part to a grant received from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

Starting in January 2019, the Kentucky Museum will offer free admission to the public for three years.

The free admission pilot program is building on the success of “Free Wednesdays in July” and “Pay as you will Saturdays.”

The three year period will allow the museum to evaluate and gather evidence to support future sponsorship of free admission.

The museum will continue to charge a per-person fee for docent-guided tours and select community workshops.

This covers staffing and material costs.

Director Brent Bjorkman’s dream is to give everyone in the community access to enjoy the museum.

A dream that has now come true.

The Carpenter Foundation was established in 1975 and has a location in Russellville, Kentucky.

Bjorkman says the foundation shares the same vision for the museum and its successful growth.