Tag - History

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

The local music scene is an essential element of our Creative City's culture! Feel the rhythm of Paducah, Kentucky music from home through the new "Inside Out" Music Project and Stage Sessions from Clemens Fine Arts Center, a custom Spotify soundtrack and commentary from local venues, all spotlighting the talent and diversity of area musicians.

Stage Sessions

Step inside local venues like Clemens Fine Arts Center with our "Year of Kentucky Music Story.
In celebration of the new Historic Paducah Audio Tour, the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau has created digital jigsaw puzzles featuring local architectural landmarks! Join in the celebration of historic places and begin to understand Paducah, Kentucky's rich American legacy through our built heritage.
 
Architecture Paducah
From historical churches to municipal buildings, piece together Paducah landmarks.

Discover your inner artist and Paducah history at once as you color Paducah “Wall to Wall" Murals. Download printable coloring pages illustrated by local artist Bill Ford to add your creative touch to these famous portraits from Paducah’s past!

Paducah Wall to Wall Murals

Celebrating 25 years in 2020, the Paducah "Wall to Wall" Murals project is on view 24/7 

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