The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center brings all the stories of the Maysville region into fascinating focus. Our Genealogical & Historical Research Library sheds light on the people and events of a seven-county area through an extensive collection of books, manuscripts and documents from the past 300 years.

Our Regional History Museum illuminates the past through award-winning dioramas, more than 4,000 regional artifacts and a gallery of fine art related to Maysville and Kentucky. And our Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection looks at the world from a new perspective through mesmerizing, 1/12-scale reproductions of homes, furnishings, clothing, artwork and people.

Everyone who ever passed through this part of Kentucky or called it home left a story behind. Some are stories of courage and great achievement, others of love and everyday survival. The more we explore those struggles and dreams, the more we understand our own.

The Museum Center is an extraordinary institution for a city of our size. We use it as a parlor for our guests, a schoolroom for our children and an attic, where our most precious memories are stored. History, genealogy, culture and heritage all wrapped up in one fantastic place. Robert L. Hendrickson, Publisher; The Ledger-Independent

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Museum News

‘Pre-Oktoberfest Celebration’ July 24
July 16, 2014

Join us on Thursday, July 24th from 5pm to 6:30pm for a celebration and open house for a new German Heritage Exhibit that will be in the changing exhibits gallery. The open house will feature award-winning author Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, who will be signing copies of his numerous works on German immigration settlement and influences, particularly…

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June 24, 2014

‘Save Me A Seat’ Fundraiser has been extended.  We are selling seats in the Miniature Russell Theatre Interior.  With your donation you will always have a seat in the Russell Theatre.  The names of the donors will go on a plaque under the Miniature Russell Theatre Interior exhibit.  Stop by the museum or call to…

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