Kentucky Derby Museum Prepares for Launch Party

by Stephanie Crosby The Kentucky Derby Museum is nearly ready for its launch party in just under two weeks. The museum was heavily damaged in last August’s flash flood. Since then, the museum has been shut down and completely re-vamped. Spokesperson Wendy Treinen says they’ve been working long days over the last several months to… Continue reading Kentucky Derby Museum Prepares for Launch Party

Derby Museum Renovation On Schedule

Officials at the Kentucky Derby Museum say an ambitious renovation project at the flood-damaged facility is on schedule. Spokesperson Wendy Treinen says rather than just repair the damage caused by the August flash flood, they decided late last year to renovate the entire facility, with the goal of having the $5.5 million project finished by… Continue reading Derby Museum Renovation On Schedule

Renovations Planned At Kentucky Derby Museum

Kentucky Derby Museum officials say the flood-damaged attraction adjacent to Churchill Downs will re-open in mid-April. The museum has been closed since August 4, when its main floor and basement sustained flood damage estimated at more than $4 million. Now, executive director Lynn Ashton says the entire museum will have a new look when it… Continue reading Renovations Planned At Kentucky Derby Museum

Derby Museum Closed Through 2009

The Kentucky Derby Museum won’t be open for the rest of this year. Officials say it’s taking longer than expected to recover from the August fourth flash flood. Spokesperson Wendy Treinen says nearly 2,500 items in the collections were damaged in the flood, and every exhibit at the museum was damaged in some way. “It’s… Continue reading Derby Museum Closed Through 2009

Derby Museum Repairs Continue

Officials at the Kentucky Derby Museum say they still don’t know when the flood-damaged facility will re-open. The museum staff was able to rescue nearly all of its artifacts from the August 4 flood, but there is extensive structural damage. Executive Director Lynn Ashton says workers are still uncovering damage in parts of the building,… Continue reading Derby Museum Repairs Continue

Flood-Damaged Derby Museum Closed Indefinitely

Flood repair and damage assessment continue at the Kentucky Derby Museum, which was hard hit by last week’s flash flood. Spokesperson Wendy Treinen says parts of the museum were inundated by up to ten inches of water and sewage, but because of quick action by museum staff, only about 100 of the 10,000 pieces in… Continue reading Flood-Damaged Derby Museum Closed Indefinitely

Eight Belles Ceremony Set For Sunday

A public ceremony in remembrance of Kentucky Derby filly Eight Belles will be held Sunday at the Derby Museum. Eight Belles had to be euthanized when she broke down after finishing second in this year’s Derby. Museum spokesperson Wendy Treinen says Eight Belles is not the first thoroughbred to be interred at the site. “We… Continue reading Eight Belles Ceremony Set For Sunday