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 employee is Mary Decker, our librarian / hostess, and her knowledge of the house and library is priceless.
We had hoped the worst was over, but it has continued. Mike's only son Dylan, an Eagle Scout and frequent visitor to the Jack Thomas House was killed in a car crash. Just as we were recovering from this tragedy, Phyllis Webb, or librarian of many years injured herself at home and was hospitalized. While in the hospital, she suffered a heart attack, had minor heart surgery/stint installed, and had complications from a life long issue with her leg. Not long after her 80th birthday, she passed away.
We would hope that you have us and the families in your thoughts and prayers. We will power on and do the best that we can. We are always accepting donations of items and written histories for our library and museum, but we have recently started collecting the folk history of Grayson County and it's families (see our YouTube channel). You and your families history is important to us! Please take the time to tell someone what you remember from the past! Tell your family, record it, write it down, come to our story swaps, or do whatever you need to keep it from being lost! We will graciously accept your folk history in any form as a donation to our archives!
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.
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