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About Headley Whitney Museum

We are a decorative arts museum located in the heart of the Bluegrass. Opened in 1968 by George Headley III, a noted jewelry designer from the mid-twentieth century. Our permanent collection includes the Marylou Whitney Estate dollhouses, Library, Jewel Room and galleries for temporary exhibitions.

Bibelots and Improbable Baubles

Our founder George Headley is known as a jewelry designer and his passion later in life was for designing bibelots.  Pronounced “bib-a-loh,” bibelot is an antiquated French word meaning a highly decorative and ornamental object that is not necessarily functional.  Headley created many beautiful designs, each with its … Continue reading

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Spooky Treats!

October really begins the holiday season!  While our Holiday Head Start series was aimed at adults, we still wanted a workshop for both the young and the young at heart, so we decided to host Spooky Treats, a sweet, fun … Continue reading

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Holiday Head Start in Review

October was certainly a busy month at the Museum as we hosted four fun workshops!  Throughout October, we hosted our “Holiday Head Start” workshop, designed to prepare participants for the holiday gift-giving season with fun, easy gifts to make at … Continue reading

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Art After Hours at Sisohpromatem Art Foundation Inc.

What a night!  The second stop on our Art After Hours tour of Lexington was at Sisohpromatem Art Foundation Inc.  Incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2003, Sisohpromatem has served children and the community for nearly a decade, nurturing and … Continue reading

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Get a Holiday Head Start with the Headley-Whitney!

This week, we’ve been preparing for our new workshop series, Holiday Head Start.  With fall in the air, it’s never too early to start preparing for the holidays, and we designed a workshop series to get participants ready for the … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Ten-Thousand Springs Pavilion!

The Ten-Thousand Springs Pavilion arrived at our Museum in September 2011 after completing a 700-mile journey from Flushing, NY.  As a Smithsonian traveling exhibit, the Pavilion has logged many miles across the country, and its packaging and the dedicated team of volunteers that follow … Continue reading

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Jewelry Month at the Museum

September has been an especially fun month at the Museum.  In the spirit of our founder George Headley’s passion for jewelry, we declared September “Jewelry Month” and have had a fun series of workshops teaching a variety of fun techniques. … Continue reading

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