Tag - History

What started as a way to honor the accomplishments of Paducahans during Black History Month has evolved into a colorful creative experience. The West Kentucky Community & Technical College (WKCTC) Student Art & Design Club invites you to discover the legacy of African Americans who have and continue to define Paducah!

Defining Paducah Exhibit

The Defining Paducah display debuted in Historic Downtown Paducah.

Whether your family prefers fun in the sun, hands-on history lessons or art play, it’s easy to build a Paducah itinerary that all ages will enjoy! Follow this guide to kid-friendly activities and fun things to do in Paducah, Kentucky with your family this summer.

Paducah Railroad Museum

Paducah welcomes families for history, art and outdoor recreation! | Paducah Railroad Museum

Paducah's “Wall to Wall” Floodwall Murals play an inspiring role within Paducah's artistic landscape and the local experience. As the celebration of its 25th anniversary comes to a close, Ro Morse with the Paducah Murals Advisory Board shares her perspective on the past, present and future of this public art project and its evolution from an inventive idea to a top attraction!

Paducah Wall to Wall

Paducah's floodwall presents an outdoor art gallery meets self-guided history tour. 

Every river has a story, and Paducah, Kentucky preserves and honors this important heritage as the hub of America's inland waterway system. Preview unexpected elements of river history, science and transportation waiting to be discovered at River Discovery Center with Julie Harris, Executive Director!

Paducah Wall to Wall

From Paducah "Wall to Wall" to River Discovery Center, history unfolds on Water Street.

Now is the time to fall for Paducah, Kentucky as autumn foliage approaches its peak. Be inspired by local history and gardening enthusiast, Dick Holland, to take a leaf-peeping tree tour of our beautiful river city, by car or on foot!

Downtown Paducah Fall

Embark on a tree tour of our beautiful river city this fall! | Photo: Paducah Life Magazine

From awe-inspiring natural features like the Paducah Riverfront to one-of-a-kind experiences, landmarks and small businesses, there's so much to explore in our own backyard. When you're ready, we have a few ideas on places to go whether you're looking to explore Paducah "like a local" or be a tourist in your own town!

Let's Go There Paducah

Where will you go next in Paducah, Kentucky? Find inspiration here!

Betty Dobson brings the story of Ms. Maggie Steed and Paducah's historic Hotel Metropolitan to life. Betty shares her #PaducahCreativeCity Story and an inspiring introduction to the heritage of the Uppertown neighborhood and the spirit of the Black community in Paducah, Kentucky ahead of the Eighth of August Emancipation Celebration!

Ms. Maggie's Memories - Hotel Metropolitan

Betty Dobson shares Ms. Maggie's Memories with guests at the Hotel Metropolitan.

Public lands, including national parks, trails, forests, monuments and recreation areas, are among America's most iconic and cherished places. Follow local outdoor enthusiast and self-proclaimed "National Park Nerd," Lucas Bremer, as he shares some of the best in and around Paducah, Kentucky!

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Paducah
Natural wonders set the stage for cultural wandering in Paducah and beyond. | Lewis & Clark Tribute at the National Quilt Museum

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