The Historical Society Museum now has a new roof, and repairs to the porch are completed. If you would like to donate to help pay for these necessary repairs, please send your tax deductible gift to the Owen County Historical Society at 206 North Main St. Owenton, KY 40359. Please designate that your donation is for a new roof. Thanks to all who have donated to this vital renovation.
The historical society has recently acquired three new books to offer for sale at the museum and on our web site.
1812 Kentuck Is Coming, by members Bonnie Strassell and Christina Murphy, is dedicated to Kentuckians who fought in the War of 1812, especially patriots from the Owen County area.
Reflections Of A Riverman is a compilation of 38 articles written by Charles Johnson and published in the Owenton News Herald beginning in the 1950's.
Kentucky River Marauders is a collection of stories and newspaper articles detailing atrocities perpetrated by gangs in Owen, Henry and Shelby counties during and after the Civil War. Also included are delightful stories of members of the Low Dutch Colony who settled on the waters of Six Mile Creek in frontier days.
Please click on our Publications page for prices.
If you have not sent in your yearly dues, please do so. Our membership dues are devoted to the expenses incurred in keeping the museum open. The cost of an individual membership is $25 and a family membership is $35.
In April historical society members Bobby and Stella Gibson will be working on new displays in both the museum and the courthouse. They plan to highlight Owen County fairs of the past. If you have fair memorabilia you would like to loan the historical society for this upcoming exhibit, please contact us at 502-484-2529.
Our thanks go out to all who have sent donations for our new roof and to everyone who continues to support the historical society in preserving the history of Owen County.
A documentary video featuring the inspiring true life story of Owen Countian, Harry Clark Karsner, and his Gospel Plane ministry is available for viewing at https://historyinyourownbackyard.com/video/karsner-air-field-monterey-kentucky.