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

Saturday Seminar …’GERMAN HERITAGE’ August 9th
July 29, 2014

Our next Saturday Seminar will be on Saturday, August 9th at 10:30 am in the Research Library at KGMC.  Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann will be sharing information on German immigration and influences particularly in the Ohio River Valley.  He is an award winning author who will be presenting a power point presentation on German heritage…

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4th Annual Maysville Oktoberfest
July 16, 2014

Maysville Oktoberfest will be August 8 – 9, 2014  in Historic Downtown Maysville, Kentucky.  The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center will again be hosting this family fun event for the 4th year as a fund-raiser. Food and beverage booths will open at 5pm Fri Aug 8th with ‘The Chardon Polka Band’ performing from 6-10 pm.  Booths open on…

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