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The Junior Historical Society is off and running with Director Melinda Baum at the helm. At twenty-six members strong, they are already hard at work raising money for their state convention. They will be having a CAR SHOW at the high school June 29th and a BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT July 1st at Rough River Lake. More information can be found by following the link to the righ. Curtis Dewees has also penned a new book, "Joseph and Pheebe Dewees of Grayson County, Kentucky and their Descendants". It, along with all of our other publications, is available in our ONLINE STORE

We have updated our Events Calendar - some times and dates have changed. New brochures have been printed for both the Historical Society and the Jack Thomas House - you can view them online by going to our DOWNLOAD page. We have also added more general meeting presentations to our YouTube channel. Follow the link here YOUTUBE.

The Grayson County Historical Society strives to preserve the history of the county and make its findings open for public use through a museum and research library. We own the oldest brick building in the county, the Jack Thomas House, on East Main Street in Leitchfield, Kentucky. The museum is open from 10:00-4:00 cst Tuesday through Friday for tours at no charge. It has a meeting room which is used by the Historical Society, the Woman's Club and the local chapter of the DAR. This room, as well as the dining room and kitchen, can also be rented for other functions.

The research library is open to the public at no charge. There are three general meetings a year scheduled for (but subject to change) the second Tuesdays of March, June and October. Programs for those meetings usually consist of a featured guest or location and refreshments. The Historical Society Board meets monthly.

Our newsletter, The Graysonite, is published and sent to each member at least three times a year in March (see a sample on our DOWNLOAD page). Each issue of eight pages covers the recent happenings of the Historical Society as well as presenting historical articles and images pertaining to the county's past.

The Society owns three other buildings besides the Jack Thomas House - the Buchanan Log Cabin on the grounds of the Jack Thomas House, the Walnut Grove School near Caneyville, and the Edwards School west of Short Creek. More information can be found on these buildings on our PROPERTIES page.



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