Latest news and what's happening at the Knox Historical Museum
On July 26, 2019, Marilyn Beddow Miller, formerly of Knox County, Kentucky, submitted an old baseball team photo to the Facebook account called "Knox County History and Genealogy."
The Knox Historical Museum recently published a special double issue focusing on Knox Central High School from its beginning in 1935 to the present.
THE KNOX COUNTIAN
VOLUMES 1 – 25
VOLUMES 1 – 10
1988 – 1998
Local historian Jakalyn Jackson recently provided important information about the old train depot at Cannon, including a painting of the re-imaged depot.
The lack of any known photographs of the Cannon depot prompted Ms. Jackson way back in the 1990's to interview several people in Cannon who described the appearance of the depot. These included Dorothy Mills, Reed Jackson and Mattie Jackson Marion, all of Cannon.
The spring issue of the Knox Historical Museum's quarterly magazine, The Knox Countian, is now available for purchase at the Museum in Barbourville or via the online Museum Store. The cost per magazine at the museum is $3 while the cost via the website is $3 plus 6 percent sales tax and a $1.25 shipping fee.
The Knox Historical Museum has added two valuable articles about Union College's rich and extensive history, beginning back in 1879.
This information is now available in the KHM's school history, records and photographs section.
The fall and winter issues of the Knox Historical Museum's quarterly magazine, The Knox Countian, are now available for purchase at the Museum itself in Barbourville or via the online museum store. The cost per magazine at the museum is $3 while the cost via the website is $3 plus 6 percent sales tax and a $1.25 shipping fee.
The following lists the major content of the two issues.
Several documents of interest were donated to the museum in May 2018 by Trent Hall. This was in memory of his son, Jason Hall, 1978-2011.
Documents include the following:
The Barbourville Utility Company is providing 1977 flood photos and current river levels at the following web address: http://barbourville.com/flood-wall-management. See Flood Wall and River Level link at bottom of website page.
The city's floodwall was raised approximately 10 feet following the devastating 1977 flood. Torrential rain fell from April 2-5 that year, causing devastating floods across southeast Kentucky that killed 10 people.
The Knox Historical Museum houses a copy of an anthology focusing on Appalachia that was compiled through the cooperative efforts of Union College instructor Linda Oxendine and the members of The History of Appalachia Class in the fall semester of 1988.