Welcome to Kentucky Historic Institutions!

Please check this post for important information. The mission of Kentucky Historic Institutions is to preserve memories, advocate for the forgotten patients and employees and to educate the public about the individual history of Kentucky’s asylums, hospitals and institutions. Written, visual, and oral histories will be provided for the various institutions so please check our website frequently for updates. The main page of this website also houses a blog which will be updated on a regular basis providing educational and other information related to the institutions featured on the website. The ‘Offbeat’ section highlights historic Kentucky brothels, mortuaries, and Kentucky folklore and urban legends. Please remember that the website is an active work in progress and we will be providing more information as quickly and efficiently as possible. An e-Memorial has been provided and linked to the website should anyone want to post a public memorial to a loved one who spent time at or died in one of the institutions here. If you would like to contact us or to provide additional information, photos and stories then please click here. You can also visit and participate in our Facebook groups. Welcome and thank you for supporting our community!

Important note:

If you would like to use any information on this website (including text, bios, photos and any other information) you must first contact us. Some information is courtesy of other sources (of which are cited) and as such we do not own pre-existing copyrighted text or photos. Please remember that information contained on this site, authored by us, is provided under the following licenses:

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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