The Kentucky Derby Museum has completed a $6.5 million expansion – adding an additional 11,000 square feet of exhibition space to the museum’s second floor. Architectural and design services were provided by Hubbuch & Co.; Fabrication and installation were provided by Solid Light. This is the largest expansion in the museum’s history and one of the largest renovations since a major refurbish project following flooding in 2009.
The project includes two new exhibits featuring the stories of Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, “D. Wayne Lukas: The Modern Trainer and Hall of Fame” and celebrity jockey Bill Shoemaker, “Bill Shoemaker: Larger Than Life.”
Only a fraction of the Lukas collection is on display; on one wall of the exhibit is a large trophy case, crafted by Solid Light, filled with 200 to 300 trophies, and artifacts from his early career. Each item represents a significant memory and tells a story of his famed training career.
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