Dedicated to preserving the heritage of our rivers.

Welcome to the River Discovery Center!

Featured Exhibit

This exhibit pays homage to the role of the rivers during the Civil War. Not only were the rivers used to transport troops, but they were also fundamental in supplying the troops with supplies, cannons, ammunition, etc.   The photographs on the wall show the ironclads and timber-clads... Learn more

News & Events

Book signing! Paducah Wall to Wall celebrates 20 years of Dafford Murals on this river town's floodwall. To commemorate two decades of art and history in downtown Paducah, artist Bill Ford has created a series of coloring books illustrating each panel. Three volumes of books are being... Learn more

Educational Programs

Coming Soon.
Mound Builders was awarded a 2015 Kentucky History Award Mound Builders is an off-site classroom program for 5th grade students in partnership with school districts. Students come to the center for a 3-hour program that meets Core Content standards in science, mathematics, economics, history,... Learn more
staff members will visit a school, classroom, or career fair to discuss river-related topics.