Latest news and what's happening at the Knox Historical Museum
A memorial service will be held Wed., April 26, 2017 for a Civil War soldier from Knox County, Kentucky who was buried in an unknown grave in the Nashville National Cemetery in 1862.
The service for Benjamin Shorter, who died of dysentery and fatigue in a Nashville hospital, will be held at 5 p.m. at the Barbourville City Cemetery. All descendants and interested parties are invited, said event spokesman Jakalyn Jackson of Cannon, Kentucky.
The new issue of the Museum's quarterly magazine, The Knox Countian, features a businessman, civic leader, and "magician at heart," Archie West, who lived 1917-1996, mostly in Knox County, Kentucky. The articles and photos were submitted primarily by his son, Archie B. West. Featured are Archie West's Standard Oil Stations in Barbourville and several stories about his practical jokes and pranks.
The Museum has located yet another photo of Knox County officials in the 1960's.
These photos, courtesy of the Corbin Times-Tribune, show the impact of the flooding of Lynn Camp Creek on Corbin in 1957.
The political leadership of Knox County in 1965 posed together for a photo at the courthouse.
The new issue of the museum's quarterly magazine, The Knox Countian, features the Boone Trace in Knox County and how the Knox Museum staff is involved, including putting up signage along the route.
Denver Bright recently donated a political card collection that spans several decades of candidates running for office in Knox County, Kentucky.
The collection includes 109 political cards that can be accessed via the link below and also in our Photo Collection and Online Galleries section of our website.
On April 23, 2014, museum member David Cole presented us with a photo album made in 1954 to commemorate the opening of two Pan Am service stations in Knox County.