Opening to the public on Thursday, May 29, the exhibit shares items from Bassett’s personal collection, representing his long and storied career in the Thoroughbred industry. In particular, he is honored for the leadership role he played in saving the Calumet Farm trophies that are now safely ensconced at the museum for future generations to enjoy.
International Museum of the Horse
In April of 2014, the International Museum of the Horse will unveil a new concept in special exhibitions with its opening of Equine Treasures of the Bluegrass. Utilizing the museum’s permanent exhibits and collections as its framework, as well as art and artifacts from some of the Commonwealth’s leading museums. libraries and private collectors, Equine Treasures of the Bluegrass will be the most comprehensive exhibition ever produced telling the fascinating story of the mystical bond between Kentuckians and their horses.