Greetings and welcome to the Grayson County Historical Society. There is much afoot at the Historic Jack Thomas House. As you may know, our long time President of fourteen years, Ken Robinson, recently retired. Both he and his wife Nancy have been the pillars of the Society for many years, and they are both very deserving of a break from the hustle and bustle of our organization. Nancy has had some health issues of late, so please keep her in your thoughts.
With the new vacancies in the Board of Directors, we have scrambled to get back on track. We have added a table full of new members that we hope everyone will take the time to meet and greet at one of our general meetings or open houses. Please welcome the 2014 Board of Directors: President Scott Carter, Vice-President Scotty Gore, Treasurer Tina Gary, Secretary Rose Booth, and Board Members Mike Fleener, Joyce Thomas Legg York, Kelly Stevenson, Denise Embry, Rick Alvey, Allison Helm, Eddie Lampton, Jeremy Logsdon, Greg Bernard, and Robert Wright.
We have a diversified group of directors from teachers and archaeologists, to business owners and councilmen, engineers and carpenters, 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 Phyllis Webb our librarian hostess, and her knowledge of the house and library are priceless.
If you missed it, Grayson County Clerk, Mrs. Sherry Weedman was our guest speaker, along with her husband Myron, at our March general meeting. She put on an excellent presentation about the history of the Grayson County Court Houses and the post of Grayson County Clerk. The presentation was recorded and we hope to have it 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. One of the most important is the donation of the Adjutant Generals Reports
for the Civil 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.
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):