Museum

Jacobs Hall Museum

 


Jacobs Hall and Jacobs Hall Museum

On November 21, 2013, Kentucky Educational Television (KET) and the Kentucky chapter of the American Institute of Architects (A(A) named Jacobs Hall Museum the fourth best building in Kentucky, from among a group of ten architecturally significant buildings in Kentucky. 

 

The Building: A National Historic Landmark, until 1966 Jacobs Hall was the dormitory for the older girls at KSD. It is approximately 38,000 square feet with six floors, including a two-story cupola.

The Museum:The museum’s holdings are varied and represent the history of a unique group and a unique culture – Deaf Culture. They include letters, documents, newspapers, and published reports related to the 188-year history of KSD. The lives of deaf students in this residential school are illuminated through exhibits of classrooms and dormitory rooms, vocational training, the dining hall and the chapel.


Open Monday - Friday by Appointment
Closed Major Holidays
Tours  by Appointment Only

Watch the website for special events and special tours.
Admission: Adults $3.00
6 -18 $1.00
Under 6 Free

For more information contact
rhonda.bodner@ksd.kyschools.us
 joann.hamm@ksd.kyschools.us
859-936-6813

Jacobs Hall Museum is located on the campus of Kentucky School for the Deaf on Second Street, three blocks south of Main Street. Museum parking is available behind Jacobs Hall.

In the Gift Shop

         


 

Coasters: a set of four art stone coasters        $12.50
Coaster Holders                                                  $5.00

The coaster holders are made from 4 different kinds of wood (cherry, maple, oak, or walnut) by James McGaughey. The maple is from the wooden bleachers in the old Rogers Hall gym at KSD. All profits go to benefit Jacobs Hall Museum.   

For further information contact Rhonda by email.


 

 

 

Photos

  • 2012 Christmas Tour
  • Exterior of Jacobs Hall
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  • On the front porch
  • Back of Jacobs Hall
  • Front View
  • Exterior of Jacobs Hall with fence
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  • Stairwell from the Second Floor
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