KHM Staff in the News
Outreach and involvement by Knox Historical Museum staff in the community
The Knox Historical Museum's Steve Valentine was honored on Nov. 7, 2018 at the annual meeting of the Friends of Boone Trace held at Berea College.
At the meeting, Valentine received the organization's Keeper of the Year certificate for his involvement in and coordination of a walk on the Boone Trace at Elys Hollow Loop in Knox County this past summer. Valentine provided also provided a bus and worked in partnership with Barbourville Tourism.
The Kentucky Highway Department, at the request of Knox Historical Museum researcher Doug Bargo, has installed signs designating two major watersheds in Knox County, Kentucky.
The two new signs designate the "Little Richland Creek" watershed which crosses beneath US 25E at Heidrick, and the "Big Richland Creek" watershed which crosses beneath US 25E just north of Highway 229 at Bailey Switch.
Editors Note: The following article appeared in the Barbourville Mountain Advocate on March 1, 2018.
The Dr. Thomas Walker Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met on Saturday, February 10, at Union College Student Center and enjoyed a delicious buffet breakfast provided by the Union College Food Service.
The next time you drive around the Court Square in Barbourville, Kentucky, please take notice of the old Magic Theatre's red, yellow and blue marquee. And know this: the marquee, which dates back to 1941, was nearly demolished just a few short months ago.
The deterioration of the old Magic Theatre marquee on the Court Square in Barbourville, Kentucky, has long been a concern of local historians and others who remember its heyday, roughly from 1941 through 1960.
An officer of the Knox Historical Museum is playing a key role in an organization that promotes the route that Daniel Boone blazed through Knox County and four other Kentucky counties in 1775.
Knox Historical Museum officers Michael C. Mills, Charles R. Mitchell and Steve Valentine attended a rare screening of a silent movie at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee on August 15th. Stark Love, a 1927 Paramount major film, featured two Knox Countians in leading roles.
On June 10, 2015, officers of the Knox Historical Museum visited newly reconstructed Ketchen School located in southwestern Knox County.
Several members of the museum's staff, including Michael C. Mills, Charles Mitchell and Steve Valentine, took part in the re-dedication of the DAR (Daughters of American Revolution) monument at Cumberland Gap National Park on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
The Knox Historical Museum recently helped fund a history Club at Flat Lick Elementary School with the help of former Flat Lick resident Helen Mills a former student at the school.