We will be having an Open House and Museum on Saturday July
20th in conjunction with the Fiddlin' & Freedom Festival.
Tours of the house and museum will be free and food will be
served in the backyard by local Boy Scout Troop 135. We will
have historical pieces on display as well as the winning esays
from our recent history essay contest at the GCHS.
We recently received a large donation of books recently and
many were not pertinent to Grayson County. The remaining
books will be available for purchse for just $5 each! Visit
the house to check them out.
The Grayson County Cemetery Book, Volume II has finally been
revised and is available for sale. Due to the update, the
price has also been revised to be in-line with the other volumes.
There are still 7-10 old versions available that are great for
researching older graves. These will be sold at a discouted rate
at the Jack Thomas House on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call
Phyllis if you would like to order one. The price will be $25
Welcome to the Jack Thomas House! We are starting a revamp of our
web site that will make your visit more pleasing, and
will hopefully make you
want to return again and again. If you have any ideas or comments,
please feel free to contact our Webmaster
We have had some great donations made to the house recently. Curtis Dewees has decided to make
continual donations to our library; most importantly, he has acquired the Adjutant Generals Reports
for the Civl War Confederate Army. For people researching family history, this is a great acquisition! 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. 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.
A newsletter is published and sent to each member three times a year in March, June and October.
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):