Check out the Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington KY

Now is a great time to visit the Headley-Whitney Museum on Old Frankfort Pike. This popular Lexington landmark was founded by George Headley to house his collections of jewelry and baubles. Headley was a well-known jewelry designer in the 30s and 40s who teamed up with Cartier, Paulo Flato, and Salvador Dalí to design creations that he then sold to Hollywood celebrities. Gary Cooper, Judy Garland, and Joan Crawford were just a few famous clients who purchased his curios.

Headley, who died in 1985 at 77 years old, had moved to Lexington in the late 1940s. He built the museum about 20 years later because his wife, Barbara Whitney, was tired of him bringing strangers into their home to see his jewelry and curio collections. The second half of the museum’s name honors her. In addition to jewelry and bibelots, the museum has a rose garden, a shell grotto, and a collection of doll houses.

The Headley-Whitney Museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays and is closed in winter. Located at 4435 Old Frankfort Pike, it is surrounded by horse farms yet is only about 15 minutes from downtown. After visiting the museum, take a scenic drive through  the rolling Kentucky bluegrass. And if you’d like to own a horse farm of your own, contact me or search my listings.

Lexington Ky is always #1 in my book! Whether you want to buy a downtown condo, a custom walkout ranch on a golf course, or a horse farm in the country, I can help find the perfect home for you – as well as help you sell your home. In addition to Lexington Real Estate, I specialize in the nearby towns of Paris, Midway, Georgetown, and Versailles.

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