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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Dale Adkins, Pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, is looking for volunteers to help reclaim this unique historic cemetery.
The porch roof at the museum needs to be replaced, and other structural repairs are necessary. We would be most grateful for any donation to assist us in these vital restoration efforts.
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 Family histories and historical documents continue to be donated, and our Perry research room is overflowing.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.
The Spring/Summer 2017 newsletter was mailed out on May 18th. If you are a member of the Society and do not receive your copy in the mail, please contact us by phone or email so that we can update our membership list.
In lieu of our June meeting, the society is planning an old-fashioned ice cream social at the Mayberry Days celebration in downtown Owenton on Saturday, June 17th. Look for our table in front of the I.O.O.F. Hall on Seminary Street.
The third Owen County Antique Roadshow will be held at the museum from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 26. Everyone is invited to bring an item or two to be appraised. A $5.00 donation for each appraisal is requested.