Miss our EVENTS PHOTOS, we add
new pictures as often as we can!
"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
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!