LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Kentucky Derby Museum's renovation and expansion kicked off Monday with a special groundbreaking.
WAVE 3 News reports that the $6.5 million project will be the largest expansion of the Museum's footprint since it was constructed in 1985 and one of the largest renovations since a major refurbishing project after flooding in 2009.
More than 11,000 square feet of brand new space will be added and an existing 5,000 square feet renovated. A new third floor and stable will be built. Also on the docket, a covered space that could be used for various events, including outdoor weddings, dinners, and parties.
Most of the construction will start after Kentucky Derby 2018 and is expected to be complete by November, in time for the 2018 Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs.