The Kentucky Derby Museum is now offering virtual tours that are designed to let fans experience “Derby Day Everday.” Through the tour, guests can view collections, exhibits and go on personal virtual tours of iconic Churchill Downs with a museum tour guide. The online museum is updated daily and each day curatorial experts bring visitors featured artifacts, fun facts, oral history videos, educational lessons, and activities they can do at home.
“Traditions provide an anchor for us in a constantly moving world,” says Chris Goodlett, Director of Curatorial Education for the Kentucky Derby Museum. “Since its inaugural running in 1875, the Kentucky Derby has served as such. This international sporting and cultural event brings people together at a specific place and time to share a unique experience with family and friends. As we move past a calamitous time, this tradition may become even more important, just as it did for those coming out of wartime in the 1940s.”
Patrick Armstrong, CEO of Kentucky Derby Museum added, “Our mission at the Kentucky Derby Museum is to engage, educate, and excite everyone about the Kentucky Derby experience. We take our role in the rich history and tradition of the Derby to heart. We feel this is more important to share than ever before–especially during these challenging times and we feel bringing this virtual museum online will help connect and educate the community and our visitors.”