Museum Of The Barrens

The Museum of the Barrens

We LOVE history at the Cottage and we love to learn. In Glasgow, Kentucky is a wonderful place called the Museum of The Barrens – south central Kentucky Cultural Center.
Museum of the Barrens in Barren County Kentucky showing a log cabin and other displays.


The Museum of The Barrens – Our Mission


I have wanted to come to Barren County since we lived in California and had written to the historical society in East Tennessee about our family history and they told me that one of my many times great grandfather lived after the end of the Revolutionary War in the county. 

I have been searching for his burial place and where he once lived. So we went in looking for cemetery maps of Barren county, KY. and what we found was a treasure. Ms. Sandie was such a joy and so helpful. She is full of knowledge and about the sweetest person, you will ever meet. She pointed us to the museum and it was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about central Kentucky and how they lived.

Photo from the Museum of the Barrens in Barren County Kentucky of an early automobile from Barren County.

The Museum of the Barrens – What We Found


I loved the military section it showed weapons & uniforms from the Indian wars and went through Desert Storm. I had family in many if not all of the wars so it was so neat to look at all the different things they had on display. They also had exhibits about early photography (which was neat because I am studying that in school) which included glass negatives, medicine, banking, weaving, building, and life in the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s etc. in Kentucky. There was even an exhibit about death and funerals. It was all so interesting that we hated to leave.

Photo from a display inside the Museum of the Barrens in Barren County Kentucky of an old book of the Infantry Excercises of the United States of America Militia.

Museum of the Barrens – A Shout Out To The Employees


Ms. Sandie tried to help us find information on grandpa but to no avail, but she is going to keep an eye out for us. I think we would be great friends if we lived closer.

Photograph of Military Uniforms displayed in the Museum of the Barrens in a display case by Rosevine Cottage Girls
Coming events:

June 27th Book signing – Kennedy Music & Historical novel by Wanda Kennedy Kuntz
August 21st – 30th Quilt Show
September 18th & 19th Harvest of History 2015
Later in the fall, there will be an interactive murder mystery at the museum and Veteran’s Day reception.
For more information and times check out their website.

Display case of military medals from the Museum of the Barrens in Barren County Kentucky by Rosevine Cottage Girls

Glasgow is a great town full of friendly people. It was great to just drive down her streets and enjoy the beautiful old homes.

Photo of a smal plane the "Spirit of the Barrens" N6KY
To visit the Museum of the Barrens go to  
200 West Water Street Glasgow, KY 42141
(270) 651-9792
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