Museum Collections

Spanning the late 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, the collections at Liberty Hall Historic Site tell the stories of the Brown family, one of Kentucky’s most prominent families. The collection comprises: two early 19th century homes, four acres of trees, flowers, and plants, furniture, paintings, silver, textiles, ceramics, rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and domestic objects. The decorative arts collection are largely from the Federal period, with several pieces from the Victorian era. Most of the furnishings are of Kentucky or Southern origins and many are original to the Site.

Many personal artifacts owned by Brown family members illustrate early Kentucky life. The Brown family lived on the property for over 150 years.

To view pieces from the museum collection, visit the Speed Art Museum's Kentucky Online Arts Resource website, Liberty Hall Historic Site's Pinterest boards, or our online collection under the objects tab.