Tag - History

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, a custom Spotify soundtrack and commentary from local venues, all spotlighting the talent and diversity of area musicians.

Inside Out Music Project

Step inside local venues like Clemens Fine Arts Center with our "Year of Kentucky Music Story.
In celebration of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Virtual Preservation Month, the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau has created digital jigsaw puzzles featuring local architectural landmarks! Join in the celebration of historic places all month long 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 

Rhythmic and original, tune in to discover Paducah, Kentucky’s dynamic music scene – inspired by those who know it best! Live music venues distinguish Paducah and western Kentucky music in celebration of Kentucky Tourism’s "Year of Music."

Be inspired by The Wooks, featured in Brand USA's Hear the Music series.

Preservation-minded couple Ed and Meagan Musselman created a stir when they set out to restore the Art Deco architectural gem that was built by Luther Carson in 1939 as a Coca-Cola bottling plant. Envisioning a mixed use renovation, their creativity is shining through in this landmark building located at the heart of Paducah’s Midtown neighborhood.

Ed & Meagan Musselman - Coke Plant Paducah

Meet the Musselmans, the visionaries behind the revitalization of the Coke Plant.

The National Quilt Museum partners with Quilt Alliance each March to kick off the official celebration of National Quilting Day. You can make any day a "quilting day" with this guide to a quilt-inspired Paducah, Kentucky experience featuring 10 ways you can celebrate the fiber arts in Quilt City USA® throughout the year!

National Quilt Museum Paducah

Make any day a "quilting day" in Quilt City USA®.

Historic Downtown Paducah, Kentucky has been consistently recognized as one of America's best and most beautiful Main Streets by Architectural Digest, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and many others. Upon arrival in this picturesque Paducah neighborhood set along the Ohio River, you'll discover the true beauty of Paducah - cultural heritage and creative spirit!

Paducah Architecture - Broadway

Preserved architecture and historical markers make way for local discovery.

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