Greetings and welcome to the Grayson County Historical Society of Kentucky, home of the Historic Jack Thomas House located at 122 East Main Street in Leitchfield, KY.
The 2016 Board of Directors are: President Scott Carter, Vice-President Scotty Gore, Treasurer Tina Gary, Secretary Robert Wright, and Board Members Joyce Thomas Legg York, Kelly Stevenson, Allison Helm, Greg Bernard, Mary Decker, and Mary Bouvier.
We have a diversified group of directors from teachers, to business owners and councilmen, engineers, and everyone in between. We have a lot of great idea, many projects and events planned, and room for anyone that is willing to help. Please remember, we are a non-profit; none of our directors are paid. We are all here for the love of Grayson County and its history. We are not perfect, we make mistakes, but history is full of them! Our only paid employees are Phyllis Webb and Mary Decker, our librarian / hostesses, and their knowledge of the house and library is priceless.
If you missed it, we have had several excellent presentation about the history of the Grayson County in the past couple years. These presentation are all recorded and we hope to have them all up on our You Tube channel soon. Please take the time to check it out. While you're at it, please visit our Facebook page. It is the best place to get up-to-date information on the happenings of the Grayson County Historical Society. That being said...
Welcome to the Jack Thomas House! We are continuing a revamp of our
web site that will make your visit more pleasing. Hopefully it will make you
want to return again and again. If you have any ideas or comments,
please feel free to contact our Webmaster
Carter. (this position is always open to a helping hand)
We have had some great donations made to the house in the past few months. Please remember, we are always looking for donations pertaining to Grayson County and its families and communities. If you have an item that you would not like to leave your family, we are always glad to take an item on loan. Please contact us for more information.
The Grayson County Historical Society strives to preserve the history
of the county and make its findings open for public use through a
museum and research library. We own the oldest brick building in the
county, the Jack Thomas House, on East Main Street in Leitchfield,
Kentucky. The museum is open for tours for a fee. It has a meeting
room which is used by the Historical Society and the local Woman's
Club. This room, as well as the dining room, can also be rented for
The research library is open to the public at no charge. That being said, we need money to stay open, so donations are always welcomed for the knowledge we keep and provide! There
are three general meetings a year held the second Tuesdays of March,
June and October at 7:00 P.M. Programs for those meetings consist of a
speaker and refreshments. The Historical Society Board meets monthly.
Our newsletter, "The Graysonite", is published and sent to each member at least three times a year in March.
The Society owns three
other buildings besides the Jack Thomas House - the Buchanan Log Cabin
on the grounds of the Jack Thomas House, the Walnut Grove School near
Caneyville, and the Edwards School west of Short Creek.
Printable Membership Application (in pdf format):
Printable GCHS Brochure (in pdf format):
Free Sample of Graysonite (in pdf format):