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Wednesday December 1, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Wednesday December 1, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Thursday December 2, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Thursday December 2, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Friday December 3, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Friday December 3, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Saturday December 4, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Saturday December 4, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 11:30AM-12:15PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Saturday December 4, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Saturday December 4, 2021
Holiday Stroll at OMSH!
Visitors can continue their Holiday Stroll 2021 fun at OMSH from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. that evening for no charge! (We will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with our regular admission prices.) See you at the Museum!
Time: 5:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Throughout the Museum!
Sunday December 5, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 1:00PM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Monday December 6, 2021
Museum Closed Today
The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays. We will be be open on Wednesday, 8 December at 10:00 a.m. PLEASE CHECK EACH DAY'S CALENDAR LISTING FOR TIMES OPEN. Thank you!
Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM

Tuesday December 7, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Tuesday December 7, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Wednesday December 8, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Wednesday December 8, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Thursday December 9, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Thursday December 9, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Friday December 10, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Friday December 10, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Saturday December 11, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Saturday December 11, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 11:30AM-12:15PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Saturday December 11, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Sunday December 12, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 1:00PM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Monday December 13, 2021
Museum Closed Today
The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays. We will be be open on Wednesday, 15 December at 10:00 a.m. PLEASE CHECK EACH DAY'S CALENDAR LISTING FOR TIMES OPEN. Thank you!
Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM

Tuesday December 14, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Tuesday December 14, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Wednesday December 15, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Wednesday December 15, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Thursday December 16, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Thursday December 16, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Friday December 17, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Friday December 17, 2021
Historic Coal Mine Tour - A Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner!
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop Area - Ends in the Coal Mine!
Saturday December 18, 2021
Live Reindeer Experience!
Join us for our 5th Annual Live Reindeer Experience! on Saturday, December 18th between the hours of 9 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. This is your chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a LIVE REINDEER and make your own keepsake photos! There will also be an adorable miniature horse available for photos and petting! The reindeer and Mr. and Mrs. Claus will take a one-hour lunch break from Noon - 1:00 p.m. then reopen for the rest of the afternoon.  Be sure to bring you phones & cameras to take photos! Cost: The Live Reindeer Experience is included with your regular museum admission and is free to museum members! A big thank you to our sponsor, ATMOS Energy!
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Location: Museum's Loading Dock
Saturday December 18, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Saturday December 18, 2021
Live Reindeer Experience!
Join us for our 5th Annual Live Reindeer Experience! on Saturday, December 18th between the hours of 9 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. This is your chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a LIVE REINDEER and make your own keepsake photos! There will also be an adorable miniature horse available for photos and petting! The reindeer and Mr. and Mrs. Claus will take a one-hour lunch break from Noon - 1:00 p.m. then reopen for the rest of the afternoon.  Be sure to bring you phones & cameras to take photos! Cost: The Live Reindeer Experience is included with your regular museum admission and is free to museum members! A big thank you to our sponsor, ATMOS Energy!
Time: 1:00PM-4:00PM
Location: Museum's Loading Dock
Sunday December 19, 2021
World War I and America Temporary Exhibition
Visit and interact with the museum’s temporary exhibition, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort.
Time: 1:00PM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor Gallery
Sunday December 19, 2021
Christmas in the American Colonies Program presented by regional historian Eddie Price
Join regional historian Eddie Price as he shares a fascinating and fact-filled look back at how various American Colonies celebrated Christmas! This program is free with paid admission or museum membership.
Time: 2:00PM-3:00PM
Location: Museum's 2nd Floor Ford Government Senate Gallery
Monday December 20, 2021
Museum Closed Today
The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays. We will be be open on Wednesday, 22 December at 10:00 a.m. PLEASE CHECK EACH DAY'S CALENDAR LISTING FOR TIMES OPEN. Thank you!
Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM

Tuesday December 21, 2021
Winter Break at OMSH!
Details to follow soon!
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM

Friday December 24, 2021
Museum Closed Today for Christmas Eve.
The Museum is closed today for Christmas Eve. We will be be open on Wednesday, 29 December at 10:00 a.m. PLEASE CHECK EACH DAY'S CALENDAR LISTING FOR TIMES OPEN. Thank you!
Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM

Saturday December 25, 2021
Museum Closed Today for Christmas.
The Museum is closed today for Christmas. We will be be open on Wednesday, 29 December at 10:00 a.m. PLEASE CHECK EACH DAY'S CALENDAR LISTING FOR TIMES OPEN. Thank you!
Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM

Sunday December 26, 2021
Museum Closed Today for the Christmas Holiday.
The Museum is closed today for the Christmas holiday. We will be be open on Wednesday, 29 December at 10:00 a.m. PLEASE CHECK EACH DAY'S CALENDAR LISTING FOR TIMES OPEN. Thank you!
Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM

Monday December 27, 2021
Museum Closed Today
The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays. We will be be open on Wednesday, 29 December at 10:00 a.m. PLEASE CHECK EACH DAY'S CALENDAR LISTING FOR TIMES OPEN. Thank you!
Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM

Friday December 31, 2021
Noon Years Eve
Additional details to follow.
Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM