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Latest news and what's happening at the Knox Historical Museum

Knox County History from Segregation to Integration

Vol. 28 No. 2                 2016 Summer Edition

  • From Segregation to Integration: Common Schools of Knox County, KY, by Samuel L. Davies
  • The Home Front in Southeastern Kentucky during the Civil War: My Mother, Samantha Sharp Faulkner, Part 3, by Judge Henry Cook Faulkner
  • Samantha Faulkner’s Christmas Story, by Judge Henry Cook Faulkner
  • Andrew Johnson in Barbourville, by Charles Reed Mitchell
  • Meet the Museum Staff: [7]  Nancy Hampton
  • 73rd Daniel Boone Festival, 2021, by Charles Reed Mitchell

Read more: Knox County History from Segregation to Integration

Parker building described, Civil War in latest newsletter

Vol. 28 No. 1                 Spring 2016      [24 August 2021]

The Parker Mercantile Co. Building, by Charles Reed Mitchell and Michael C. Mills

The Home Front in Southeastern Kentucky during the Civil War: My Mother, Samantha Sharp Faulkner, Part 2, by Judge Henry Cook Faulkner

James Faulkner Thomas, Family Historian, by Emily Dawn Clark

Meet the Museum Staff: [6]  Patricia Gambrel

Knox Central Wins Unprecedented Third Regional Basketball Title, by Michael C. Mills

Read more: Parker building described, Civil War in latest newsletter

Knox Countian features Governor James D. Black

The winter issue of the Knox Historical Museum's quarterly magazine, The Knox Countian, is now available for purchase at the Museum or the Advocate, both located in Barbourville, or via the online Museum Store at The cost per magazine at the museum or Advocate is $3 while the cost via the website is $3 plus 6 percent sales tax and a $1.25 shipping fee.

Read more: Knox Countian features Governor James D. Black

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