July 18th, 2018 Phone Outage-We are currently experiencing phone outages at the museum. We are unable to answer your call or respond to any phone messages at this time. We are sorry for the inconvenience. If you need to contact us please send us an em
Friends of Grove History- Sunday, June 10th - 2pm Grove Hill CemeterySunday, June 10 at 2 p.m. using the Old Mount Eden Road entrance. History of Sallie Logan - Unmarked grave gets a monument Public invited to memorialize Sallie Logan.
Bill Ellis, Author, Professor and Historian from Shelbyville, Ky ,
Join the Shelby County Historical Society as we welcome Author and Historian Bill Ellis who will discuss his new book, Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist (University of Kentucky Press). Ellis will introduce us to Cobb and share his talents, not only from his contributions in writing, but his reporting of WWI events, and the use of humor throughout his short stories, magazines and stage scripts.
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Free and Open to the Public
Stratton Community Center
215 Washington Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Searching for Shelby County KY Ancestors!
Saturday, March 3-10am-12p.m.
The Stratton Community Center
215 Washington St.
Shelbyville, KY 40065
We hope this 2 hour seminar helps you with your family
research. Local researchers can help answer questions on how to research in Shelby County.
Speakers & Topics:
-Kerry Magan (Shelby County Historical Society)-
"How to Research Shelby County Courthouse Annex records"
-Cheryl Rose (Historic District Comm.)-
"Should you chase what doesn't fit?"
-Linda Clemmons (Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board)- "Finding your ancestor in Shelby County Cemetery"
-Juett Stucker- (Local researcher) "Resources at the Shelby County Public Library."
Video-The Metamorphosis of Tobacco- A look at the history of tobacco in Shelby County- Videographer James Mulcahy will be showcasing his video, Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Shelby County Public Library .
Tobacco Video premiere - Join us as we take a look at the changes and challenges that Shelby County tobacco farmers are facing today! Saturday, February 25, 1 pm at the Shelby County Public Library in the Hudson room.
SCHS Membership Picnic- Bring a dish and a Friend! Come join us for our annual membership picnic hosted by Lawrence and Sherry Jelsma, Sunday, September 11, 4:30 p.m. 5244 Eminence Pike, Shelbyville, KY. Lots more info to follow!!
Civil War - The Battle of Mills Spring mark your calendar for an evening with Dr. Roger Tate. Thursday, March 31, at 6:30 at the Stratton Center.
YOUR INVITED!OHIO RIVER TRAGEDY!THE SHELBY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS DR. MARK WETHERINGTON, SENIOR RESEARCH OFFICER OF THE FILSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 6:30 AT THE STRATTON CENTER ON WASHINGTON STREET.
The membership picnic is Sunday, September 13, 4-6:30 p.m. bring your favorite dish and we'll provide the meat! You will be able to tour the Whitney M. Young Birthplace Museum.
Our authors are officers and members of Shelby County Historical Society.