A poor, cross-eyed boy from Kentucky, Bill Monroe created the hard-driving, high-lonesome genre known as bluegrass.
Home to world-famous Kentucky barbecue and music legends, Bill Monroe, the Everly Brothers and W.C. Handy, the Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue region of Kentucky invites you to travel the roads of tradition. Visit Bill Monroe's birthplace and learn more about him at the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Enjoy music festivals, Civil War re-enactments, Ellis Park Racetrack, Broadway shows, outdoor adventure and more.
Man o’ War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum. We collect, display, and present history and artifacts of more than 100 municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies that have, for more than two centuries, served Boone, Butler, Campbell, Clermont, Dearborn, Hamilton, Kenton, and Warren Counties of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.
When coal was first mined in America, breeds such as the hearty Shetland ponies from northern Scotland were imported in great numbers to work in the mines of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Many ponies were born, raised and never saw daylight before they were put to work pulling carts of coal. Because of the lack of fresh air, many died at young ages
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill // Kentucky. The story of Mother Ann Lee, the Shakers, and their communal life is fascinating. They were celibate, and believed in equality of race and sex and freedom from prejudice. It's been decades since I visited Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, but I found it a great place to get immersed in Shaker history, philosophy, architecture, design and crafts.