Henry County Historical Society
EST. 1978
The Henry County Web, History, Henry County KY

P.O. Box 570
New Castle, KY. 40050
(502) 845-0999

For Appointments Call 502-845-0999.
We are located in the Caplinger House
219 South Main (a.k.a. Hwy. 421) in New Castle.

Don't forget to RSVP for Apr. 22 program.

Our hours are temporarily suspended
 while we conduct an inventory.

You may phone or email for
information or assistance.

Press the small green button to play the video

Is Henry County's History Haunted?
(Thanks to Rebecca Doerr for use of her high school project)

(upcoming events, below)

Members Update Contact Form

In an effort to economize on postage and printing costs we are asking that you take a moment to update your membership information at this form.  We have many phone numbers that have been replaced with cell phones and many members that have changed email addresses since first joining. 

We'd like to have up-to-date information for our records to be able to send Members "The Quarterly" by email.  IF you are a member and would accept receiving your "Quarterly" by EMAIL, please use THIS FORM to approve email of the Quarterly, enter your membership name, and your preferred email delivery address. By accepting the Quarterly by email we can save on postage, paper, and ink and apply those savings to operating expenses and expanding benefits.

We don't want you to miss something you would enjoy just because our records don't show your current and/or preferred email address.  Having an email address helps us distribute fast approaching event information.

Privacy Policy: This is simple: we do not sell, trade, lend, or otherwise distribute any information submitted here. (We hate spam too.)

"Henry County" written by Mae Elliston, Read by Dr. Norvell
First time heard in decades!

Needed to borrow/buy/or donation

The Museum has a few articles of clothing we would like to photograph and perhaps have on display.  For best enjoyment and best for the preservation of the article we'd like the garment(s) on a form or mannequin.  Would you like to donate one?  Could you let us borrow yours for photographs?
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Receive email about
upcoming events, HERE.

WISH LIST:  We wish you could help, while you do your spring cleaning!

There are a few items we could use and would appreciate your donation if you can help us. One, you may have noticed, is mentioned to the right.  As we make a fresh start this spring, do you have:

  • Any working computer system with full valid C.O.A. (key code a.k.a. Certificate of Authenticity.)
  • Any other computer components (flat screen, wireless keyboard/mouse)
  • (Please, no printers that haven't be run in the last 30 days).

Please DO NOT just bring these by and/or drop them off. We are not a "disposal" company. Check with us first by emailing .

DID YOU KNOW: The Henry County Historical Society is a qualifying 501 3(C) organization? 
Donations to the Historical Society may be deductible on your income taxes. 
(Membership fees and purchases are not "donations" and are not deductible. 
But we do appreciate your membership dues and purchases.)
 Renew your membership TODAY or purchase from our Ye Olde History Shoppe."

Attention Researchers:

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:

Non-Members: $15 - Basic Charge includes a maximum of 5 copies
$1 each additional copy
25 copies maximum.
Members: Same fees as above but paid members receive a 50% discount.
(Apply for membership, here.)

Your request for information regarding marriages may be submitted to


An outstanding Gift for any Henry County History fan!

Historic Images of Henry County

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!

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!

and learn more...

Historical   Society   Schedule

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.)

Watch for any change of venue...

Betsy Tweedy

April 22, 2014

Membership Program & Dinner 6:30 pm
Henry County Extension Office

Betsy Tweedy
"Textiles in the Attic and Fashions of Olde"

Betsy Tweedy is a librarian at the Trimble County Library in Bedford.  She's a member of the Trimble County Historical Society and the benefactor of lovely historic garments (and textiles) from various family members.  These remain in remarkable good condition and she is so pleased to be able to share the history (and HERstory) of those garments and how they reflect the fashions in a different era.  Betsy also has many of the accessories that went with these garments.  But there is more to the story than just the garments, there are Ladies sewing necessities and tools and the essentials of the well set-out-Lady of the 19th Century!

RSVP with number attending (non-members welcome) by April 18th so we provide appropriately for our guests.
 or phone 502 845-0999.

June 14th
Patriotic Day
(Formerly known as Spring Fling)
History Center will be open with a Museums-To-Go Exhibit
WWII Informative Posters and some of our own WWII Collection

June 17th
"History of Lake Jericho"
Greta Steverson
6:30 PM Pot Luck Dinner Meeting
Henry County Extension Office

June 21st
Campbellsburg Day
Campbellsburg Park 10-5pm

July 26th
Harvest Showcase
Booth in tent

August ? 2014
Six Counties Picnic

September 16th TBA
6:30 PM Pot Luck Dinner Meeting
Henry County Extension Office

October 21st TBA
6:30 PM Pot Luck Dinner Meeting
Henry County Extension Office

October 24th
Treat and Trails
New Castle Recreation Park
4-6 p.m.

October 31st
Halloween in New Castle
Henry County History Center Front Porch
Times TBA

December 5th
Light Up New Castle
History Center Open House
Times TBA


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Don't Miss our EVENTS PHOTOS, we add new pictures as often as we can!


Mission Statement

The 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 interest

  • A collection of items with Henry County connections

  • Exhibits of historic interest

  • Educational programs, Activities and special events and

  • A publication program.


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