Guide to Museum Collections

     This guide is presented as a master list of the art, artifacts and other items included in the museum collections of the Center of Excellence for the Study of Kentucky African Americans (CESKAA).

     Exhibits created from items from the following list of CESKAA’s museum collections are displayed on a rotating basis throughout the year in the Jackson Hall Gallery, the Jackson Hall Lobby, or the University’s Visitor and Information Center located on the ground floor of the Academic Services Building. These exhibits may be viewed at the above listed locations between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or during other scheduled special events.

  • African Artifacts – Kenya
  • African Artifacts – South Africa
  • African Mask – Cloth & Wood
  • African Mask – Sun Design
  • African Twin Mask
  • Johnson Collection of African Art and Artifacts
  • Henry C. Bothe African Art and Artifacts Collection, ca. 1900 – 1960s
  • Buffalo Soldier Statue
  • Joseph Fletcher Collection
  • Winona Fletcher Theatre Collection
  • Quilt – Frankfort Senior Citizens
  • Quilt – Joseph Broadus Jockey Quilt
  • Quilt – Mary E. Tracey Ellis
  • Lyda Waters Collection – Dress & Portraits
  • Sheley and Mary Lynem African Artifact Collection
  • Lorenzo Croft School Sweater and Photograph, 1952
  • James Goss and Scott Jameson School Sweaters, 1956
  • African American Figure
  • Royal African Slave Tag, 1725
  • Blue Lick Springs Slave Tag, 1842
  • Plantation Police Badge, 1858


For a schedule of upcoming exhibits please contact the CESKAA office:



Irma Johnson
Coordinator II
Phone: (502) 597-6315