Jacobs Hall and Jacobs Hall Museum
On November 21, 2013, Kentucky Educational Television (KET) and the Kentucky chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 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
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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.
Jacobs Hall Museum’s New Butterfly Garden
Work on the butterfly garden with plantings that attract butterflies and bees is underway. On September 17, United Way Day of Caring volunteers worked with Museum volunteers to prepare the garden for planting. The 15 ft. long area along the Second Street Victorian fence is edged with bricks from two historic KSD buildings – Lee Hall and Rogers Gymnasium.
In the Gift Shop
NEW! 2014 Jacobs Hall Christmas Ornament -- available in the Museum gift shop for $15.00.
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.