August 24th - October 3rd - SCRC Lobby - M.I. King Library
“Road Trip!” includes scenes from Lexington and the Bluegrass region that illustrate the evolution of transportation and the ways in which journeys have changed over time. You can see fascinating examples of streetcars, trains, airplanes, horse and carriages, motorcycles, and more. Pick out historical scenes from around campus and the city, and see how they have changed over time. Stop by and pin our map to show how far you have traveled on your journey back to Lexington!
SCRC Open House - August 24th, 11am-2pm
To welcome all students back to campus and to give them an opportunity to view the exhibition, an open house featuring free ice cream and giveaways will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, in the foyer of the Margaret I. King Building. Both the exhibition and open house are free and open to the public.
The Margaret I. King Library is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The mission of the Special Collections Research Center is to locate and preserve materials documenting the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Materials are acquired regardless of format and include both primary and secondary sources; Kentuckiana is collected comprehensively. Special Collections maintains the records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. As part of the mission, the Special Collections Research Center advances and supports the research, teaching, and scholarship of the University and beyond by preserving and providing access to its holdings.