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Main Exhibits

Exhibits on the first floor

First floor exhibits contain memorabilia from the City of Frankfort.

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At left is a collection of local fire fighter and police department information. At right is a collection of election memorabilia including buttons, bumper stickers, signs and political cartoons.

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The original water system for Frankfort was made of hollowed logs.

Early furnituremade in the Kentucky Penitentiary at Frankfort.

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A piece of a stone sill and iron bars that were part of the Kentucky Penitentiary that stood at Mero and High Streets.

Senator John J. Crittenden had these stones from the second Capital placed in front of his home after the building was destroyed by fire. Here he had constituents stop by for tea and they discussed the issues of the day.

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A hemp break speaks of Frankfort’s agricultural heritage...

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and the typical dress of a longhunter speaks of the frontier past.

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This scale model of Kentucky’s Capitol helps the museum tell about Frankfort’s rich political history. The museum also has a large collection of Kentucky political memorabilia. Although a state capital city, Frankfort has remained a small town. The conduct of state government is the community’s biggest business.

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Local Currency

And Frankfort’s heritage would not be complete without examining the Bourbon industry.

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