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

2015 Events

Henry Clay—Kentucky’s Greatest Statesman by George McGee

Henry Clay—Kentucky’s Greatest Statesman
Presented by George McGee

Libby Howard was our first guest program of 2015, what a wonderful evening, thank you Libby!


Collecting Kentucky 1790-1860 presents antebellum Kentucky artifacts from over fifty of today’s most inspired private and public collections.

Bryan Bush

Civil War Leaders in Cave Hill Cemetery
Presented by Bryan Bush

Cynthia Changaris

Storytelling with Cynthia Changaris


2014 Events

Our June 17th Guest was Greta Steverson (left) speaking on the History of Lake Jericho.

Below is the Henry County Local Edition for July 10th 1969 (Just 10 days before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, by-the-way!)

Right: the original Work Plan Book that was used to prepare for dams that would change the flow of the Little Kentucky River and prevent future floods in "the Village of Sulphur".



Eddie Price presented a program about the Cane Ridge Revival for our final program of 2014. We will celebrate with Christmas during the New Castle Christmas event on December 5th.  Stroll down from the courthouse square and visit the Historical Society and the Berry Center.

2013 Events

Eddie Price, Widder's Landing, author
Eddie Price, Widder's Landing, author
October 21, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from some of your friends
Merry Christmas 2013 and Happy New Year from some
of your friends at the Henry County History Center
and Museum Open House.

L. Henry Dowell portrays Dr. Ephriam McDowell
L. Henry Dowell portrays
Dr. Ephraim McDowell, Frontier Surgeon
June 17, 2013


Mel Hankla portrays
Simon Kenton
September 16

2012 Events

Our April 16, 2012 Membership Program
Haunted Battlefields of the South
Author Thomas Freese



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Our June 18, 2012 Membership Program Maggie Delaney, Indentured Servant
Carol Jarboe as Maggie Delaney
Portrayed by Carol Jarboe


2012 Historical Society Gala Committee
Henry County Historical Society 2012 Gala

(You are welcome to submit your photos:


Our September 17th Program
Historic Thompson House Tour and Music

Historic Thompson House, now known as Russet Ridge Farm, Eminence

Johnny Green, portrayed by Ethan Sullivan Smith
October 21, 2012
Johnny Green, An Orphan's Survival
Portrayed by Ethan Sullivan Smith

Trick or Treat @ the History Center 2012

Henry County History Center Trick or Treat 2012
Past President, Debbie Feemster shares some
Halloween sugar with a future Olympian.
Henry County History Center Trick or Treat 2012
Treasurer, Dea Woods finds something in the
cauldron suitable for little Tricker Treaters!

Past Exhibits and Events

Our 2010 preservation project,
...roof repairs to the only remaining African American school house that exists as originally built.

This building is the only school building that exists as originally constructed. The one in Eminence is a private residence, and the one in New Castle is now a duplex. The building in Campbellsburg is terrible condition. However, it is structurally sound. The historical society, under the leadership of Jim Kleinert, funded the repair of the roof to help stabilize the building from farther deterioration.

The building was surveyed by the Kentucky Heritage Council (KHC) and has been identified as a place of historical significance in Henry County and has been listed in the Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory.

The property is now under the care of Mrs. Jean Fields.

submitted: Karen M. Shannon

Henry County Web - History

Commander Porter Harned presented information on
The Kentucky Orphan Brigade Kinfolk
1012 King Arthur Lane
Louisville  KY  40222
502 425-4053

Henry County Web - History Diane Coon has spent years researching the quest for freedom in Trimble, Henry, Oldham, Owen and Carroll Counties, safe houses, "conductors" and trails and trials of abolitionist and fugitives.


She has worked with or is working with the National Park Service, Northern Kentucky Heritage Magazine, Tourism Boards, and literally more related history projects than I can mention!

If you have the chance to meet/see Diane at one of here engagements you will be delighted by the amount of information she has accumulated and organized into a very interesting presentation....not unlike the great talk she gave at the Henry County Historical Society meeting a few years ago.

Civil War Era Crazy Quilt
Source: Henry County Historical Society Quarterly, June 2002

On loan to the History Center by Rhelda Moore is a Civil War era quilt made by Mary Ann Duvall Hackett Hardwick (1820-1890), the gr-grandmother of: Ruby Brown, Martha Johnson, and Rhelda Moore. Mary Ann Duvall, daughter of Lot Duvall, married first Cornelius K. Hackett in 1839. In 1862 she married Robert Hardwick. Mr. Hardwick served in the Civil War and was killed in 1864 and is buried in Tennessee.

Click here for 3 detail photos of the stitches and "ribbons" used in the construction of this quilt.

Flags of the Civil War Exhibit


Wendell Berry
(Mr. Berry is the author of The Memory of Old Jack, Jabber Crow, and The Unsettling of America among numerous other books of fiction, poetry and social criticism.)

Carla Gerding and husband John
Historical Society Past VP Carla & John Gerding at the 2008 Henry County Historical Society Gala held at the Smith-Berry Winery.
More Photos submitted by Robert Winburn.

And a little treasure trove of miscellaneous photographs...



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