Total Solar Eclipse - August 21Corona II: Solar Eclipse by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry takes center stage as western Kentucky experiences the longest duration in the path of totality for the national solar eclipse!
At approximately 1:22PM on Monday, August 21st, Paducah will experience over two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day as the moon completely blocks out the sun.
View this iconic quilt from the Museum's collection during extended eclipse weekend hours including Sunday, August 20, 10 AM-5 PM. We will be open regular hours on Monday, August 21 from 10 AM-5 PM*.
* The museum will close for ~15 minutes around 1:15 pm for staff and visitors to watch the total eclipse.
Eclipse viewing glasses are available for free at the museum beginning August 17 (while supplies last). The lawn in front of the museum is sure to be a great area to watch in Downtown Paducah.
Full schedule of eclipse events in Paducah.
"Darkness Descends" article from Kentucky Monthly