Kentucky Derby Museum Plans Virtual ‘Derby at Home’ Experience
Special Events Planned Online on Original Derby Date
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 23, 2020) – Celebrate ‘Derby at Home’ this May 2, 2020 with live and virtual experiences coordinated by Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs. This one-of-a-kind event takes Derby enthusiasts on an educational and fun adventure as we safely celebrate the traditions of the Kentucky Derby from our homes. Guests can get ideas to plan their own at-home Derby party, take a virtual tour of iconic Churchill Downs with one of our museum tour guides and plenty of DIY crafts for the whole family.
Our curatorial and event team brings together all the resources, ideas, celebration, archives and footage of the “greatest two minutes in sports” and the experience of celebrating this tradition so our fans can celebrate the Kentucky Derby without ever leaving home. The online experience will happen all day May 2nd.
Kentucky Derby Museum will offer Live and Virtual Derby Experiences on our social channels throughout the day and during NBC’s special Kentucky Derby program scheduled for 3:00 – 6:00, including:
- Entertaining, Derby-inspired food and cocktail recipes
- Ideas for party decorations and kids’ crafts
- Explore our online museum
- Derby collections and never before seen artifacts
- Hat and fascinator DIY projects
- Watch a 3-minute excerpt of our epic film “The Greatest Race”
- Behind-the-scenes interviews with Derby legends including D. Wayne Lucas, Bob Baffert, Diane Crump and Donna Barton
- Shop official Derby 146 merchandise at our online store: www.derbymuseumstore.com. 20% of all orders received by May 3rd will be donated to Mayor Fischer’s and Governor Beshear’s Covid-19 funds.
The community is invited to post their at-home activities and photos using #kyderbyathome.
A photo gallery of social content shared by participants will be on view in real-time on our website, www.derbymuseum.org/kyderbyathome.
Visit www.kentuckyderbyparty.com regularly for an updated schedule of activities, recipes, ingredient lists and style and decorating tips so Kentucky Derby fans can be ready to celebrate the first Saturday in May together from home.
“Our mission at the Kentucky Derby Museum is to engage, educate, and excite everyone about the Kentucky Derby experience and it is more important than ever on the first Saturday of May,” said Patrick Armstrong, CEO of Kentucky Derby Museum. “May 2nd will be a different kind of celebration this year but we know the community will want to celebrate nonetheless. That’s why we planned a one-of-a- kind experience to unite us all in celebrating this time-honored tradition.”
Our gift shop is currently online and open at https://www.derbymuseumstore.com. Learn more about our events and purchase tickets at DerbyMuseum.org.
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About Kentucky Derby Museum (DerbyMuseum.org)
Kentucky Derby Museum, a 501(C)(3) non-profit public charity organization in Louisville, Kentucky has a commitment to ENGAGE, EDUCATE and EXCITE everyone about the extraordinary experience that is the KENTUCKY DERBY.