Uncovering History

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Dining room moulding and guest bathroom tile. 


Restoration and Renovation

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Scharbauer History Center, Kentucky Derby Gallery. Rendering: Ralph Appelbaum Associates. 


Juliette and Fred Turner, Jr. Memorial Art Museum

The Turner Memorial Art Museum is comprised of the historic Turner Mansion and its 1987 addition, the Lissa Noel Wagner Wing.  Overall, the gallery includes six frequently rotating exhibition spaces.  The Turner Mansion was recognized in 1988 as a registered historic place and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fredda Turner Durham Children’s Museum

The Durham Children's Museum offers a  variety of hands-on, interactive exhibitions that create an exciting learning experience for children of all ages.  A rotating exhibition space offers 4 to 5 diverse and education-based exhibitions a year.  A permanent exhibition space called "My Town" is a two-story, child-sized cityscape featuring a bank, construction site, Victorian house, grocery store and more. 

Marian West and William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium

The Marian West and William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium offers daily star talks and full-dome high definition shows in the Helen Greathouse Educational Discovery Dome, featuring the state-of-the-art Digistar 5 planetarium system with 3D capabilities. CLICK HERE for a schedule of dome shows.  The Blakemore Planetarium also has an exhibition space and the Frances & Jack Brown Science Center, a multi-media classroom available for facility rentals.

Sculpture Garden

The sculpture garden, located on the grounds of the Museum of the Southwest, is open to the public for self-led tours and picnics.  There are 15 permanent sculptures with various additions throughout the year.  

Facility Rentals

The properties of the Museum of the Southwest are available for small-scale facility rentals of 50 people or less.  Please contact Robin Pruett for information or to make a reservation. 


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