SEEK (Struggles for Emancipation and Equality in Kentucky) Museum
Two separate but related museum sites are available for group or individual tours.
SEEK MUSEUM at The Bibb House (opening in mid 2019) will tell the stories of 3 generations of enslavement that lasted until the death of Major Richard Bibb in 1839 when he freed his remaining slaves, followed by their struggles for equality in an area of legalized slavery until the conclusion of the Civil War and the passage of the 14th Amendment in 1868. This museum is located at Bibb's 1817 urban plantation that includes his townhouse and the adjacent kitchen/laundry work building, and we believe it is the only public museum in America that tells the stories of both the slavery and the emancipations that occurred at the site of the museum.
SEEK MUSEUM in The Bottom is located in a National Register Historic District that was settled primarily by newly freed persons after the Civil War and became a vibrant residential and commercial neighborhood. Four historic buildings contain exhibits that highlight the Civil War veterans and other freed persons who settled in this district and their struggles and accomplishments amidst a world of legalized segregation and racial discrimination; the terror of mob violence and lynchings that assaulted their goals of equality; and the continuing struggles for civil rights and justice over the last 150 years.