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

Knox Historical Museum reopens

The Knox Historical Museum reopened on April 21st,  2021 in accordance with state guidelines for museums and libraries.  The museum had been closed since November 2020 because the Barbourville City offices had locked the doors to the Municipal building because of a flare up of COVID-19  in the community.  The City officials cautioned us that a similar shut down might recur should another large outbreak of disease take place.

The museum hours are Wednesdays, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.  The museum is located on the second floor of the Barbourville Municipal building, 196 Daniel Boone Drive, Barbourville, KY. 

Knox Historical Museum re-opens for public

The Knox Historical Museum has re-opened as of June 10, 2020 for the general public.

The Museum, located in City Hall, has been closed since early March due to the Governor's COVID-19 orders regarding public organizations following guidelines for museums and libraries.

Because the pandemic is still a threat, the museum will not hold extra hours during the remainder of 2020.The Museum will now be open only on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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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