ABOUT OUR GIFT/BOOKSTORE
Established in 1996, we feature distinctive gifts, jewelry, home accessories, Keeneland
logo jackets and vests, Kentucky crafts, museum authorized gifts, and a carefully chosen
selection of equine and history books displayed upstairs in a Victorian setting. We are the
only authorized Keeneland Gift Shop satellite dealer in Midway, Ky.
Located midway between Frankfort and Lexington Kentucky on both I-64 exit 65 and U.S.
421. Store is at 124 E. Railroad Street ("Main St.") in historic Midway, KY, 15 miles west of
Lexington and I-75. Midway, Ky., is in the Woodford County Midway Historic District and is
listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown is also zoned a Woodford
County Historic District. Visit our historic and scenic downtown where an active railroad
has steamed down Railroad Street since 1833.
OUR VICTORIAN BUILDING:
The brick two story commercial building with Italianate architectural details is believed to
have been built about 1880-82 by Henry Baxter Russell for his Central Saloon. He
operated both a saloon and coffee house here until about 1915, with living quarters
above. An African American organization, the Sons and Daughters of Relief, then
purchased the building and operated a bar/restaurant downstairs and meeting room
upstairs. The building is listed with the Blue Grass Trust and National Register of Historic
Places (as part of the Midway Historic District).
Leslie and Bill Penn
423 Mill Road
Midway, KY 40347
Virtual Tour of Our Store
Woodford County Historical Society
Woodford County Chamber of Commerce
Historic Midway Museum Store
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Mon-Sat 11-6:00 pm - Most Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Leslie and Bill Penn, owners
"Bare Necessities" played
by Bill and Leslie Penn
(above) James T., brother of owner Henry B. Russell
posing with bartender, ca. 1900, when our store
was a saloon.