Behringer-Crawford Museum’s family–friendly, interactive exhibits chronicle the growth of the region as seen through the lens of transportation and presents a broad range of ongoing creative, innovative and educational programs for all ages.
The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status, was established in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild for the purpose of promoting the appreciation of the visual arts and for their creation. It started as a small volunteer organization with founding members Mary Yeiser, Ginny Black, and Bob Evans leading the way. Today, YAC has a permanent exhibition space that hosts seven shows annually and a permanent collection of over 300 works. The center offers visual art based programming including educational classes for both children and adults, public gallery talks and artist lectures. We have grown to employ a full-time executive director as well as three employees. YAC also has a supporting membership program as well as many loyal and terrific volunteers.
The Filson Historical Society, founded in 1884, is a privately supported historical society dedicated to preserving the history of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley Region. We offer daily tours of our historic Ferguson Mansion, our three rotating public exhibits spaces, and our new Owsley Brown II History Center, which includes five floors of archival space and two new event halls. Get a glimpse of the past in our new exhibits or dig into family history with our updated library and research areas. Throughout the year we also offer more than 70 programs to the public, everything from music concerts scholarly conferences.