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Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum

The Isaa Scott Hathaway Museum is closed. The museum was "dedicated to establishing a public facility to highlight individual biographies and display artifacts, art and written work" of "distinguished African-American artists, writers and others contributing to the community." The Isaac Hathaway Museum was last located at 644 Georgetown Street in the Robert H. Williams Cultural Center in Lexington, KY. The museum was established in December 2002, and an office was opened on North Broadway, then moved to the Heritage Art Gallery in April 2005. The museum opened in the Lexington History Center in April 2007 and moved to the Georgetown Street location in July 2011. The Robert H. Williams Cultural Center is housed in the building that served as the Lexington Colored Orphan Industrial Home. For more see J. Hewlett, "Black history museum gets new home - will move into history center," Lexington Herald-Leader, 12/25/2006, Main News section, p. A1. See also the NKAA entry for Isaac S. Hathaway.

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NKAA Entry: Robert H. Williams Children's Home and Cultural Center
NKAA Entry: Lexington's Colored Orphan Industrial Home
NKAA Entry: Hathaway, Isaac Scott
NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

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“Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed November 26, 2020,

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