Thank you to everyone who participated in our last “All About Brownsboro” quiz! The first church believed to have been erected on this side of the Allegheny Mountains is Brownsboro’s own Harrods Creek Baptist Church.
If you are interested in learning more history of Oldham County, the Oldham County History Center is a tremendous resource. Located at 106 N. Second Avenue in LaGrange, the Center is owned and operated by the Oldham County Historical Society. Through exhibits, programs, events, and activities, the Oldham County Historical Society educates Oldham County residents and visitors of the area’s rich history.
This summer, the Oldham County Historical Society is reaching out to Oldham County’s youth, with two camps geared towards children:
- On June 17-21, 2013, My Hometown Camp will engage 6-12 year olds in the history of LaGrange, a 200 year old settlement that holds many stories and secrets from the past. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are geared towards 9-12 year olds; Tuesday and Thursday are for 6-8 year olds. Cost is $60 per day, which includes a $20 gift certificate to spend at participating merchants as well as lunch in one of the historic district restaurants. Download the registration form here.
- Later this summer, History Camp for Kids will be held on July 22-26, 2013. Children 9-12 years old will take on adventures of archaeology, learn every day survival techniques of pioneers, and visit special sites around Oldham County with great historical significance. Download the registration form here.
Other events for all ages are held throughout the year, and can be viewed on the Oldham County Historical Society’s Event Calendar.
The Oldham County History Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 10am to 4pm, and Friday from 10am to 8pm. They are closed Sunday and Monday, and the archives are closed on weekends.
For more information, visit www.oldhamcountyhistoricalsociety.org or call 222-0826.