Welcome to the Kentucky Historical Society Object Catalog

Welcome to the Kentucky Historical Society’s Objects Catalog. We have over 85,000 objects ready for you to search. Please note this is not our complete catalog. New records are added weekly. We encourage you to explore our site and return often.

Descriptions of photography and archival collections can be searched at Digital Collections, our online catalog of archives, manuscripts, and special collections.

Popular Searches

Abraham Lincoln Bourbon Industry Made by Churchill Weavers Civil War Flags Fishing Reels Military Institutes Paul Sawyier USS Kentucky

How to Search

Search by Keyword or use our Advanced search functionality. Keyword search allows you to search all fields. Advanced search allows you to narrow your search to a specific field. You can also browse the collection using the Random Images feature or by selecting the Archives or Objects features.

Searches use OR to connect words (e.g. a search for Daniel Boone will return records associated with Daniel OR Boone). If you want to find records where both words are included, type AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, put the phrase in quotes (e.g. "Louisville Southern Exhibition"). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.