Lexington History Center

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Lexington History Center
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Lexington History Center is located in Kentucky
Lexington History Center
Location within Kentucky
Established October 2003
Location 215 West Main Street
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Coordinates 38°02′52″N 84°29′52″W / 38.047732°N 84.497751°W / 38.047732; -84.497751
Type History museum

The Lexington History Center is a history museum in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The history center was located in the former Fayette County Courthouse until 2012 when the city closed the building after deteriorating lead paint and asbestos, along with mold, were discovered.[1] The building is currently undergoing renovations.


The Lexington History Center is host to three museums:

  • The Lexington History Museum showcases numerous exhibits regarding Lexington's history, and offers numerous programs tailored to all ages. Following the closure of the history center, the Lexington History Museum utilized empty spaces in downtown and created pocket museums to house its exhibits.[2]
  • The Lexington Public Safety Museum opened on November 20, 2004.[3] The museum features exhibits that explore the history of Lexington's fire and police departments.
  • The Kentucky Renaissance Pharmacy Museum is dedicated to the early history of Bluegrass region pharmacies.

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  1. ^ Saving Lexington courthouse will preserve key part of community’s history kyfoward.com. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
  2. ^ Eblen, Tom (2013-06-29). "Tom Eblen: Its home closed for now, Lexington History Museum plans to open 'pocket museums' throughout city". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  3. ^ History Lexington Public Safety Museum. Retrieved 2014-07-16.

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