Featuring more than 500 pieces of furniture, paintings and other decorative art items that date from as early as 1300 B.C. to the mid-twentieth century, theSnell-Franklin Gallery at the Kentucky Library & Museum opened on Friday, November 13, 2009.
Timothy Mullin, Director of the Kentucky Library & Museum, said, “With the exception of the Snell European collection, most of the pieces are from the state of Kentucky. There are Shaker pieces from South Union and Mt. Pleasant and several wonderful pieces from our own university including a table and glassware set that former President Cherry owned.”
The festivities kicked off with a Chamber ribbon cutting in the morning and concluded with an evening reception with a Roaring Twenties theme. Community members and WKU faculty and staff attended the evening event.