Our current exhibit at the museum features a history of the local DAR chapter. Founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.
Anyone interested in spearheading an effort to clean up the Pleasant Home Cemetery, please send your contact information to the Owen County Historical Society at email@example.com. Dale Adkins, Pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, is looking for volunteers to help reclaim this unique historic cemetery.
The Owen County Historical Society is exploring the possibility of expanding the museum's research area. Family histories and historical documents continue to be donated, and our Perry research room is overflowing. Our goal is to add an addition onto the museum or erect a separate building on the premises. Anyone wishing to assist with this effort may send a contribution to: The Owen County Historical Society Building Fund, 206 N. Main St., Owenton, KY 40359.
Join us at 6:30 p.m., May 11, at the I.O.O.F. Hall when historical society vice-president, Marlene Browning-Wainscott will present a special program on the history of the Purple Heart, a military decoration for those wounded or killed in action.
In lieu of our June meeting, the society is planning an old-fashioned ice cream social at the Mayberry Days celebration in downtown Owenton. Look for our table in front of the I.O.O.F. Hall on Seminary Street.