County Historical Society
County Web, History, Henry County KY
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Welcome to new Volunteer Researcher Marcie Birk
502 777-2565 or email.
P.O. Box 570
New Castle, KY. 40050
112 Court St., New Castle
– the location is new and the files are old!!
The Historical Society is staffed
entirely by volunteers.
Call a Volunteer
Marcie Birk 502 777-2565
Carla Gerding 502 947-0541
Betsy Sewell 502 750-5436
Email Queries for the History Center can be
made by contacting
OPEN HOURS BY APPOINTMENT
Monday through Friday
are very happy to open for you at your convenience.
Call us for an appointment.
Watch for new
OUR EVENT PAGE
|Don't forget to tune in this coming Monday (August
17) at 7pm for an online presentations from the Henry County Historical
Society - KY and The Berry Center, New Castle, Kentucky. We'll have
historian Tom Grissom here giving a presentation titled "THE UNTOLD
STORY: How the Farmers of Henry County, Kentucky Contributed to A
Tobacco Program that Preserved an Agrarian Way of Life". Mr. Grissom
will speak on the policies and cooperatives that made tobacco Kentucky's
premiere cash crop, keeping more money on small farms than any other
agricultural product before or since. You won't want to miss it, and
thanks to technology you won't have to. Visit
The Berry Center
Facebook page Monday evening at 7pm to watch it live. You can even
participate by asking questions in the comment section of this virtual
You do not need a Facebook account to enjoy this
the Time of the Corona Virus
CALLING ALL HENRY COUNTY
We create history every day, but
some days and seasons stand above the rest. We are living as
“distant neighbors” through one of those historic moments. In light
of this moment and our duty as a historical society to document and
archive Henry County history, the Henry County Historical Society is
requesting your help in documenting and archiving Henry County’s
thoughts and experiences of life during the 2020 coronavirus event.
We will be digitally archiving your responses as “Remembering
COVID-19 in Henry County.”
We have created an online Google
form for you to fill out. There are just a few questions, and you
are welcome to answer whichever questions you choose. At the end of
the form there is an option to upload an image depicting the effects
of event on your community, such as empty buildings or the creative
ways you and yours are adapting to the realities of social
distancing. With your permission, we may periodically share your
answers and images to connect and encourage us all during this
Access the adult form
We want kids to participate, too!
There is a special form for kids, which seeks their thoughts, advice, ideas, and
Access the children's form
*If you don't have a Gmail account, please email photos
or images to
Adults, please include your full name and town in the
and whether or not we have permission to share the images.
Children, be sure to put your name and town on your artwork.
Thanks for participating, neighbors!
DID YOU KNOW:
...see below for more history interest events
(Membership fees and purchases are not "donations" and
are not deductible. But we do appreciate your
membership dues and purchases.)
TODAY or purchase from our
Ye Olde History Shoppe."
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!
VISIT THE HISTORY
and learn more...
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 for you.
Volunteer, and be a part of History!
County Historical Society has a responsibility to
protect and preserve historic documents reaching back in
our history to the 18th century. We have already
undertaken many of the duties involved but there are so
many fragile documents and we need more ARCHIVAL
SUPPLIES are specific to prevent damage and our storage
format, and they are expensive.
requesting and welcoming funding contributions from
members and non-member so we can further our mission of
protecting these delicate documents. All donations to
this cause are appreciated and deductible as we are a
recognised 501 3(C).
checks to: Henry County Historical Society, PO BOX 570,
New Castle, KY. 40050
Enter in MEMO/NOTE "Archives"
to print, fill out, and submit with your membership
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!
Our current (rev. 2015) research fees
are as follows:
- $10.00 – basic research fee for non-members of Historical
Society (No charge for members)
- $ .25 – additional fee per copy made at History Center
(applies to everyone)
- $ 5.00 – additional fee if personal scanner, iPad, iPhone,
camera, is allowed and used
- $ 3.00 – additional flat fee if materials are requested
to be mailed
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.)
Here we are!
112 Court St., New Castle
The Henry County
Historical Society is soliciting old photos and
documents of Henry County families and history.
We can scan and return your submissions quickly.
Please Share with us and enlarge our County's story.
Contact Carla Gerding @
2019 Board of
Vice President: Olivia Herrell
Secretary: William Robertson
Treasurer: Dea Woods
Carla Gerding, Past President
Shanda Archer, County Clerk and Advisor
WE WANT YOU!
It's time to join
the fun and help out your Historical Society.
We are Actively seeking volunteers to fill:
- Archival workers
- Newsletter editor
After 35 years,
thanks to the diligence and hard work of Shanda
Archer, our Deed Books, 2 – 21, have been returned
to our care and keeping. Thank you Shanda!
Programs & Events.
Historical Society Schedule
Obviously, due to the Corona Virus most activities are
Dear Friends of the Henry
County Historical Society,
In compliance with keeping everyone safe and
healthy through this covid-19 pandemic, we are
postponing the April 15 program. We will
announce a reschedule date when it is again safe
for us all to gather.
Please watch for updates.
(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.)
We 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.
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