The Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection at The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is housed in an 18th Century building in lovely Maysville, Kentucky, and it captures Maysville’s rich regional history. In 2007, a 3,300 square foot exhibit hall was added to the building to become home for an unrivaled collection of 1:12 scale miniatures, each selected or commissioned by Maysville native, Kaye Browning. The Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection features hundreds of limited-edition or one-of-a-kind homes, room boxes, vignettes, and individual works of art that captured Kaye’s heart either for their charming stories or their historical significance. There are 135 exhibits created by world renowned artisans including Kevin Mulvany, Susie Rogers, the Kupjack Studios, and William Robertson.
The museum’s feature exhibit is Spencer House, a replica of an 18th century London mansion built by the family of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Created by Mulvaney and Rogers, Spencer House is astounding and includes hand-carved furnishings and oil paintings capturing the entire Spencer lineage.
The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center is located at 215 Sutton Street in Maysville, Kentucky. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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