Alben W. Barkley Museum

Alben W. Barkley Museum, Paducah, KY

Capt. Wm. Smedley's 1852 home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located at 533 Madison Street. Barkley memorabilia, Kentucky and local school history, buttons, ribbons, banners and posters.

Alben W. Barkley spent much of his life in Paducah, and has a lake, an airport and other landmarks named after him in the area. His historic home, Angles, is a private residence. One can visit Whitehaven, a mansion-turned-welcome-center off Interstate 24, where some of his memorabilia is displayed.

Named for the 35th U.S. Vice President under Truman, this museum calls one of the city"s oldest buildings home. The historic museum, in the building dating from the mid-19th century, showcases history and culture of the region and the state. Exhibits include information on Barkley, items of local and state historical significance, and a large display of political and social memorabilia.

Students and members of the Jr. Historians Assn. guide visitors through the exhibits housed in Capt. Wm. Smedley's 1852 home. The Museum showcases memorabilia of Alben W. Barkley and is open for special appointment. Best Western Paducah lodging is nearby.

Collections: The Museum has Ablen Barkley memorabilia,local and Kentucky historical items,a geneology section,and a huge display of political and election memorabilia. More: The Alben W. Barkley Collection

Topics: presidential, history, general, 19th, century, 20th, American, civil, war, local history, political

Sat. & Sun., 1-4 PM or by appointment
$3 adults, $1 students ages 12 and under.

Location and contact:
Alben W. Barkley Museum
533 Madison Street
Paducah, KY 42002-0252
Phone: 270-443-0512, Fax: 270-442-6000

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