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Friday November 28, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Saturday November 29, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The community group, the Owensboro Coffee Party, meets most Saturday mornings.
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - Sim Davenport RiverView Board Room
Saturday November 29, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 11:30AM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Saturday November 29, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Sunday November 30, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The Chess Club
Time: 1:00PM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - DAR Room
Monday December 1, 2014
MUSEUM CLOSED ON MONDAYS

Tuesday December 2, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Wednesday December 3, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Thursday December 4, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Friday December 5, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Saturday December 6, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
Clock Collectors Club
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - DAR Room
Saturday December 6, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The community group, the Owensboro Coffee Party, meets most Saturday mornings.
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - Sim Davenport RiverView Board Room
Saturday December 6, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 11:30AM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Saturday December 6, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Saturday December 6, 2014
Holiday Stroll
Come join in the festivities!
Time: 4:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Downtown Owensboro
Sunday December 7, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The Chess Club
Time: 1:00PM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - DAR Room
Monday December 8, 2014
MUSEUM CLOSED ON MONDAYS

Tuesday December 9, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Tuesday December 9, 2014
School Employee Evening
OMSH welcomes school employees the second Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Entrance is free with proof of school employment and identification. Employees may tour the museum and take the coalmine tour. Cave tours will be offered at 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. Teachers will have an opportunity to find out about programs and resources.
Time: 3:30PM-6:30PM
Location: Museum
Tuesday December 9, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
Antique Auto Club
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - DAR Room
Tuesday December 9, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The Society for Creative Anachronism
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Museum's SpeedZeum Basement
Tuesday December 9, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
Bluegrass Paranormal Investigators
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - Sim Davenport RiverView Board Room
Wednesday December 10, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Thursday December 11, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Friday December 12, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal mining in western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Saturday December 13, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The community group, the Owensboro Coffee Party, meets most Saturday mornings.
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - Sim Davenport RiverView Board Room
Saturday December 13, 2014
Snow
STORYLAB features Snow, by Cynthia Rylant! Hear Science Educator Kim Ray read the book, then discover all kinds of science fun! Story Lab Activity: Snowman craft. Create a snowman out of glue and decorate as a picture or ornament! (Recommended for ages 3 - 10) This is a great activity for pre-school through elementary age groups and is included in the price of admission. Of course, Museum Members can participate free of charge! To learn more about museum membership and its benefits, visit the Membership page on our website! STORYLAB can also be scheduled for your classroom visits!
Time: 11:00AM-11:45AM
Location: Museum's Third Floor Budding Biotech Lab
Saturday December 13, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal mining in western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 11:30AM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Saturday December 13, 2014
Make N Take Nature Craft Ornament
Make a twig ornament to take home!
Time: 12:30PM
Location: Museum's Second Floor - River Heritage Gallery
Saturday December 13, 2014
Make N Take Nature Craft
Make a paper tube bird feeder to take home!
Time: 1:30PM
Location: Museum's Second Floor - River Heritage Gallery
Saturday December 13, 2014
Origins Cave Tour
Join Science Educator Kim Ray and have fun learning about cave formations such as stalactites and stalagmites. See flowstones, crinoids, soda straw formations, and many other interesting pieces of cave speleothems. THE CAVE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 20-minute experience. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and schedule your tour(s) today!
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Meets in our 1st floor Benches in the Origins Gallery
Saturday December 13, 2014
Origins Cave Tour
Join Science Educator Kim Ray and have fun learning about cave formations such as stalactites and stalagmites. See flowstones, crinoids, soda straw formations, and many other interesting pieces of cave speleothems. THE CAVE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 20-minute experience. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and schedule your tour(s) today!
Time: 2:30PM
Location: Meets in our 1st floor Benches in the Origins Gallery
Saturday December 13, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal mining in western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Saturday December 13, 2014
Origins Cave Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Join Science Educator Kim Ray and have fun searching the origins cave and exhibit for all types of interesting discoveries.(maximum number of kids:15 If you have a large group please call for a special time for your group)THE CAVE SCAVENGER HUNT IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION.
Time: 3:30PM
Location: Meets in our 1st floor Benches in the Origins Gallery
Sunday December 14, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The Chess Club
Time: 1:00PM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - DAR Room
Monday December 15, 2014
MUSEUM CLOSED ON MONDAYS

Tuesday December 16, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal mining in western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Wednesday December 17, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Thursday December 18, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Friday December 19, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Friday December 19, 2014
A Night at the Museum - Almost
A night of discovery at the museum! Flashlight tours, special activities, treats and door prizes! Tickets are $4.00 per person for museum members, $5.00 each for non-members.
Time: 7:00PM-11:00PM
Location: Entire Museum
Saturday December 20, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The community group, the Owensboro Coffee Party, meets most Saturday mornings.
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - Sim Davenport RiverView Board Room
Saturday December 20, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 11:30AM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Saturday December 20, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Sunday December 21, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The Chess Club
Time: 1:00PM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - DAR Room
Sunday December 21, 2014
Snow
STORYLAB features Snow, by Cynthia Rylant! Hear Science Educator Kim Ray read the book, then discover all kinds of science fun! Story Lab Activity: Make a swirling snowman ornament! (Recommended for ages 3 - 10) This is a great activity for pre-school through elementary age groups and is included in the price of admission. Of course, Museum Members can participate free of charge! To learn more about museum membership and its benefits, visit the Membership page on our website! STORYLAB can also be scheduled for your classroom visits!
Time: 1:30PM
Location: Museum's Third Floor Budding Biotech Lab
Sunday December 21, 2014
Make N Take Ornament
Create a "swirling snowman ornament" to take home.
Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM
Location: Museum's Second Floor - River Heritage Gallery
Sunday December 21, 2014
Origins Cave Tour
Join Science Educator Kim Ray and have fun learning about cave formations such as stalactites and stalagmites. See flowstones, crinoids, soda straw formations, and many other interesting pieces of cave speleothems. THE CAVE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 20-minute experience. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and schedule your tour(s) today!
Time: 4:30PM
Location: Meets in our 1st floor Benches in the Origins Gallery
Monday December 22, 2014
MUSEUM CLOSED ON MONDAYS

Monday December 22, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The Spit Whittler's Club
Time: 6:00PM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - DAR Room
Monday December 22, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The Owensboro Photography Club
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - DAR Room
Tuesday December 23, 2014
Winter Weather with Jeff Lyons
Meet WFE Chief Meteorologist Jeff Lyons and be entertained with answers to important questions, such as: What to expect this winter. How to stay safe. What makes it snow? How is snow different than sleet? And the biggest question of all.....How does Santa get around safely when the weather outside is frightful?
Time: 10:30AM-11:30AM
Location: Museum's Second Floor - River Heritage Gallery
Tuesday December 23, 2014
Make N Take Craft
Make a "Star Nature Art" ornament.
Time: 11:30AM
Location: Museum's Second Floor - River Heritage Gallery
Tuesday December 23, 2014
Make N Take Nature Craft
Make a paper tube bird feeder to take home!
Time: 1:00PM
Location: Museum's Second Floor - River Heritage Gallery
Tuesday December 23, 2014
Snowflake Bentley
STORYLAB features Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin! Hear Science Educator Kim Ray read the book, then discover all kinds of science fun! Story Lab Activity: Create beautiful winter art and take home a free kit to grow your own crystal! (Recommended for ages 3 - 10) This is a great activity for pre-school through elementary age groups and is included in the price of admission. Of course, Museum Members can participate free of charge! To learn more about museum membership and its benefits, visit the Membership page on our website! STORYLAB can also be scheduled for your classroom visits! *** Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley was the first person to photograph snow crystals and discover that no two are the same! ***
Time: 2:30PM-3:30PM
Location: Museum's Third Floor Budding Biotech Lab
Tuesday December 23, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Tuesday December 23, 2014
Origins Cave Tour
Join Science Educator Kim Ray and have fun learning about cave formations such as stalactites and stalagmites. See flowstones, crinoids, soda straw formations, and many other interesting pieces of cave speleothems. THE CAVE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 20-minute experience. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and schedule your tour(s) today!
Time: 4:30PM
Location: Meets in our 1st floor Benches in the Origins Gallery
Tuesday December 23, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The Civil Service Club
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - Sim Davenport RiverView Board Room
Tuesday December 23, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The Society for Creative Anachronism
Time: 7:00PM
Location: The museum's SpeedZeum Basement
Wednesday December 24, 2014
MUSEUM CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Thursday December 25, 2014
MUSEUM CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Friday December 26, 2014
MUSEUM CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Saturday December 27, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The community group, the Owensboro Coffee Party, meets most Saturday mornings.
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - Sim Davenport RiverView Board Room
Saturday December 27, 2014
Winter Chemistry Lab
Learn about polymers with a quick, fun demonstration...then make your own! Create "snow slime" and "instant snow"!
Time: 11:00AM
Location: Museum's Third Floor Budding Biotech Lab
Saturday December 27, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 11:30AM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Saturday December 27, 2014
Snowflake Bentley
STORYLAB features Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin! Hear Science Educator Kim Ray read the book, then discover all kinds of science fun! Story Lab Activity: Create beautiful winter art and take home a free kit to grow your own crystal! (Recommended for ages 3 - 10) This is a great activity for pre-school through elementary age groups and is included in the price of admission. Of course, Museum Members can participate free of charge! To learn more about museum membership and its benefits, visit the Membership page on our website! STORYLAB can also be scheduled for your classroom visits! *** Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley was the first person to photograph snow crystals and discover that no two are the same! ***
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Museum's Third Floor Budding Biotech Lab
Saturday December 27, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Saturday December 27, 2014
Origins Cave Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Join Science Educator Kim Ray and have fun searching the origins cave and exhibit for all types of interesting discoveries.(maximum number of kids:15 If you have a large group please call for a special time for your group)THE CAVE SCAVENGER HUNT IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION.
Time: 4:00PM
Location: Meets in our 1st floor Benches in the Origins Gallery
Saturday December 27, 2014
Origins Cave Tour
Join Science Educator Kim Ray and have fun learning about cave formations such as stalactites and stalagmites. See flowstones, crinoids, soda straw formations, and many other interesting pieces of cave speleothems. THE CAVE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 20-minute experience. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and schedule your tour(s) today!
Time: 4:30PM
Location: Meets in our 1st floor Benches in the Origins Gallery
Saturday December 27, 2014
Origins Cave Tour
Join Science Educator Kim Ray and have fun learning about cave formations such as stalactites and stalagmites. See flowstones, crinoids, soda straw formations, and many other interesting pieces of cave speleothems. THE CAVE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 20-minute experience. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and schedule your tour(s) today!
Time: 4:45PM
Location: Meets in our 1st floor Benches in the Origins Gallery
Sunday December 28, 2014
Community Club Meeting - Click on Day for Additional Info
The Chess Club
Time: 1:00PM
Location: Museum's Third Floor - DAR Room
Monday December 29, 2014
MUSEUM CLOSED ON MONDAYS

Tuesday December 30, 2014
The Science of Cold: Dry Ice
Have lots of science fun for all ages with an amazing demonstration of dry ice. Watch the wonders of dry ice as it smokes, squeals and bubbles. Ever held a dry ice bubble? Now's your chance!
Time: 11:00AM
Location: Museum's Second Floor - River Heritage Gallery
Tuesday December 30, 2014
THE COAL MINE - PUBLIC TOUR!
THE COAL MINE GALLERY experience begins on our second floor, in the “Coal Mine Ready Room!” Here, visitors learn about safety measures in coal mining, get fitted for their tour "hard hat" and begin their journey down our coal mine elevator! Once underground (the museum’s basement!) our miners will begin to learn more about the history of coal miningin western Kentucky and experience life in The Rudy Mine, a re-created Daviess County mine that was in operation from the late 19th Century until 1954. Our visitors “stop in” at the mine during the 1930’s and get to experience first-hand the life of a miner in this time period. THE COAL MINE TOUR IS INCLUDED IN ADMISSION, BUT PATRONS MUST SIGN UP AT THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, AS SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS GUIDED TOUR. It is a 45-minute experience, conducted in low light, with some loud noises. We encourage parents to consider their children's attention span prior to signing up at the receptionist's desk. ATTENTION TEACHERS! Classroom and group tour times are available in morning and early afternoon time slots. Call (270) 687-2732 and ask for Todd Reynolds to schedule your tour(s)today!
Time: 3:00PM
Location: Begins in our 1st Floor Gift shop area- Ends in The Coal Mine!
Wednesday December 31, 2014
Noon Year's Eve
Celebrate the New Year at 12:00....NOON that is! Come early to make a party hat, noisemaker and to get your face painted, and don't be late for the big balloon drop at the stroke of noon with our deejay Prof G! Stick around after for juice and cookies! Fun for the entire family!
Time: 9:30AM-1:00PM
Location: Museum's Mammoth Lobby