Kids History Camp 2013 is under way. Check out the historical society webpage for photos. More photos on the Wizard Graphic facebook page. Thanks James Mulcahy for the photos!
2013 History Camp, You still have time to register your child for history camp. The deadline is May 24, download the registration form from our website homepage. Camp starts at 8:15 each day and ends at 2:30.
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Check out the current homepage of the Shelby County Historical Society. It's updated with the Igleheart exhibit.
Collectors who have one item or many items dating from very early times to 1830 are invited to participate in this event. Collections may include Early American fossils, early Kentucky arrow points, stone tools, guns, powder horns, and hunting and gathering materials. Decorative arts in this period could include beadwork, needlework, woven fabrics, and works in wood, silver, or pewter. There is no table fee! Registration forms on Home page of website.
Saturday August 18, 2012
Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street, Shelbyville, KY.
We are kicking off a program to take suitecases full of curriculum-based artifacts to elementary, middle and high school classrooms in the Fall. We need volunteers to help with this educational program. Training will be provided at the history center in July or August. The school presentations will consist of showing the artifacts and giving about a 20 minute talk. This will be easy, fun and GREAT for the students!
Contact us: (502) 844-2277.
The Shelby County Historical Society has received a tobacco knife made by the Burley Knife Company, in Shelbyville Kentucky.
We are looking for information about the knife and the Burley Knife Company circa.1938-1939.
This is what we know:
The Burley Knife Co.was in Shelbyville KY, The knife was used to split burley to put on a stick.It was made near the Planters Warehouse on Kentucky Street.
The man who made these knives may have been Ray Weller, head of the Fair Board. The tobacco knife was a possession of Ray Patterson of Harrisonville, KY and presented by Sanford Roberts on 1-11-2012.