Kentucky Derby Museum Expansion Campaign

Each year the Kentucky Derby Museum welcomes 230,000 visitors through our doors eager to learn about the rich history and traditions of the oldest, continuous sporting event in American history. Our guests become a part of the story through exhibits, educational outreach, workshops, special events, lectures, and community outreach.

It’s an exciting time at the Museum as we embark on a major expansion to add 16,000 square feet of new and renovated exhibition space. With only 10% of over 10,000 artifacts in our archives on display, this expansion will allow the Museum to deliver an unparalleled visitor experience with emphasis on new exhibition space and enhancement of educational programs. Construction is currently underway and will be completed in time for Breeders’ Cup. We will debut the new areas with grand opening events starting October 31.

We invite you to join our Expansion Campaign with a 100% tax-deductible contribution that will leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. Click here to make your gift today. Donations received by August 31 will be guaranteed recognition on our Silks Recognition Wall for grand opening events. Capture the legacy. Celebrate the history!

*A Museum representative will contact donors $5,000+ for custom silk design. Donations received by August 31 are guaranteed recognition on our Silks Recognition Wall for grand opening events.

Museum Expansion Progress

For additional giving options and questions, contact Patrick Armstrong ( or Kristin Milosevich (


It's MY Derby Supporting Silks Recognition Wall

Your investment will be recognized on our new Supporting Silks wall at the entrance of the expansion. Gifts of $5,000+ will receive a custom-designed silk with name recognition. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

**A Museum representative will contact individual for custom silk design with gifts of $5,000+