The SEEK MUSEUM tells the unique and buried stories about slavery and the related struggles for freedom, equality and justice. These stories are told in 7 historic buildings located in two National Register Districts, and educational exhibits have been installed that encourage visitors to seek knowledge, truth and understanding of these important issues.
Two separate but related Museum sites are available for group or individual tours: the SEEK MUSEUM at THE BIBB HOUSE addresses the enslavement and the emancipations that occurred at that site until 1865, and the SEEK MUSEUM in THE BOTTOM addresses the strength and resilience of the people who developed that neighborhood after the conclusion of the Civil War and fought for civil rights while facing legalized segregation and racial violence and intimidation.
Tours of either or both Museum sites are available Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 4pm by appointment. Group Tours (including curriculum-based school tours) are available by appointment, with reduced fees for groups of 10 or more.
Exhibits at the Seek Museums
Learn more about the historical events that happened at each location of the Museum by clicking the links below.
“By Parties Unknown”, a documentary produced by Josh Niedwick on behalf of WKU PBS, tells the story of the 1908 lynchings of 4 African American men in Russellville, and it addresses the causes and consequences of the decades of violence against persons of color.
“Invented Before You Were Born” tells the complicated history of Major Richard Bibb and the people that were enslaved and eventually emancipated by him, including the recent reunion of the descendants of Bibb and the enslaved people. The film was produced by Jonathan Knight (a Bibb descendant) and La Datta Grimes for West 8th Films, LLC. Distribution of the film is in the process of finalization.
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