The Lexington Public Safety Museum is located in the Lexington History Center on the first floor. The Lexington History Center is also known as the old courthouse. The KY Renaissance Pharmacy Museum is also on the first floor. The Lexington History Museum occupies the second and third floor. The Public Safety Museum is open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The hours are 12 noon until 4 pm. There is no charge for admission to the first floor museums. We are closed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, but will open by appointment or during special events by request.
At this time, the museum is divided into five rooms. They are based on a timeline. The first room exhibits items/photos from the 1800’s to the 1930’s. It adjoins the “Fallen Heroes” room, which honors all Public Safety Officers who have died in the line of duty. Down the hallway are three more rooms. The first and second room exhibits items from the 1940’s-1950’s and the third room is from the 1960’s-1970’s. Our first exhibit has been on Public Safety Buildings past andpresent. We have tried to put an emphasis on the different buildings that Public Safety has occupied over the years. This includes showing photos of old Police Departments, Jails and Fire Stations. We are also increasing our photo collection to include vehicles and people. In addition, the museum has other items of interest such as old badges, patches, uniforms, jail keys, photos, fire and police equipment and other memorabilia.
The museum has gift shop type items for sale as part of the fundraising efforts. These items include die cast police cars, badge pins, coffee mugs, drinking glasses, books, throws or blankets and other items of interest. Polo type shirts are on sale at the museum.
We have Annual Memberships or a Lifetime Supporter Program. The types of Annual Membershipsare student -$10, individual -$25, family -$50, silver shield -$100, goldshield-$500 and platinum shield- $1000. Our Lifetime Supporters and Members’ names are always on display at the entrance to the museum. Members have the option to switch to a Lifetime Supporter, which is a one-time $250 donation and not be solicited again.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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