$1 per ticket, limited number of tickets will be sold. No need to be
present to win.
Must present winning ticket. Winner will be drawn at our July
Tickets may be purchased at various events around the county,
through date of drawing.
Gift for any Henry County History
Packed with information and pictures you'll
enjoy studying over and over! Shop anytime!
OR buy at our History Center and Museum and save the shipping!
The Henry County Historical Society is a
qualifying 501 3(C) organization?
Donations to the Historical Society
deductible on your income taxes.
(Membership fees and purchases are not "donations" and
are not deductible.
But we do appreciate your membership dues and
"Henry County" written by Mae Elliston, Read
by Dr. Norvell First time heard in decades!
volunteering for "Voices for the Future", a new Oral/video
The Henry County Historical Society has custodial care of
marriage records in Henry County starting in 1800. (The earliest
birth records for the state are 1852 and then only sporadically
until 1911 when it became mandatory to record all births.)
The Board has voted and passed a new
research fee schedule in order to maintain the
organization, center and museum. Fees apply to research requests
on-site, or by USPS mail, email, or phone; fees as listed:
$15 - Basic Charge includes a maximum of 5 copies $1 each additional copy 25 copies maximum.
Same fees as above but paid members receive a 50%
discount. (Apply for membership,
Your request for information
regarding marriages may be submitted to
Volunteerism helps the Historical Society fulfill it's mission.
Volunteer hours may be useful in acquiring grants for projects
and improvements. Volunteers meet many people and forge
new friendships...and that's just for starters! There are
numerous volunteer opportunities, there's certain to be one just
Monday, June 15, 2015, 6:30 pm
Henry County Extension Office Henry Clay—Kentucky’s Greatest Statesman Presenter, George McGee Of Georgetown College Kentucky Humanties Council, Inc.—Chautuaqua
Monday, July 13 Program—
Henry County Extension Office, 6:30 Author Bryan Bush Mr. Bush is the official Civil War tour guide for Cave Hill
Cemetery and published author he tells the stories of famous
Union and Confederate generals who are buried there.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:30
pm Henry County Extension Office Cynthia Changaris Professional Storyteller Co-founder of the Kentucky Storytelling Assoc.
October Program TBA
Unless otherwise announced, all program
meetings are held on the third Tuesday of April,
June, September and October @ the Henry County
Extension Office just outside of New Castle, at 6:30
p.m.. Board meetings are the first Tuesday of
March, June, September and November in the Henry
County History Center at 6:30 p.m., but check here;
times and dates are subject to change!
(Potluck Dinner Programs: The Historical Society
provides the meat dish, and beverage; attendees are
asked to carry-in a side dish or dessert to share.
You may choose to bring a recipe card too, we've
discovered some new favorite recipes that way! If
you don't have a chance to make something ahead, a
store bought is acceptable too.)
recommend you also subscribe to the
opt-in news announcements,
Henry County Historical Society will create, maintain, and
manage for the benefit "of all people," who are interested in
history and genealogy of Henry County:
A physical presence
An organizational structure
A strong financial base
A staff and volunteers
A library of documents, books and files of historic
A collection of items with Henry County connections
Exhibits of historic interest
Educational programs, Activities and special events
A publication program.
Did you know that oil test holes were drilled in Henry County?
Caution Gentlemen, or you may be fined for whipping your wife!
Eminence had an Ice Factory and the Western Military Institute
had a "double barreled" shooting accident!