"Click the clock" for the Calendar of
(Where its Never To
Renew Your Membership or
Become a Member This Year!
While still a youngster among historical societies,
its members are proud of their county's history and of their active
efforts to preserve it in whatever way they can, in part simply by
Memberhip Applications in 2 Formats!
The Gift That Keeps on Giving!
The chance to become a member only comes a few times
a year . . . . well, 365 to be exact, but who is counting!?!
So don't put it off any longer. Drop whatever
you are doing and join the society . . . or sign up a friend,
co-worker, or other special someone for a gift membership in the
Harrison County Historical Society. That way the the good ol'
times will keep-a-comin' all year long!!!
Some members have just recently become residents of
the county, while others have family ties that go back to the county's
establishment. Many others join from afar (Three of every seven
members reside outside of the county), having discovered that Harrison
County was once home to their ancestors, aunts, uncles, or cousins, and
would like to learn more about the homeplaces and current historical or
genealogical research. Libraries and other historical societies
are members, too, helping to preserve and to pass on the word of the
"goings on" of the Harrison County Historical Society.
Whatever your reason, whether coming to the society
from near or far, joining the Harrison County Historical Society is
relatively easy and inexpensive.
Membership includes an informative
newsletter with nearly 100 pages original articles published
annually, articles focusing on the people, places
and historic events of Harrison County's past, along with reports of the
monthly meetings of the historical society, as well as news of exhibits
and events at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum.
If you haven't seen
Harrison Heritage News before or just want to read the fine articles
by local historians George Slade, Bill Penn, Harold Slade, Doug Harper,
Philip Naff and other
authors and experts, or if you would like to learn all about past
activities of the society, selected issues of the Harrison County
Historical Society's newsletter from early 2001 to the near present
have been archived at this website. Just click on the link above
to begin your trek back in time.
The newsletter can put you in touch with the
experts and authors who know Harrison County best, and who may be
able to answer any questions you may have about genealogy and local
history research. Queries are always welcome.
And, of course,
membership includes an open
invitation to attend all of the society's meetings and events in
Cynthiana. Speakers come from near and far to address the
society's members for their monthly meetings. Events such as the
annual Raggedy Ann Festival (April) and Grist Mill Day (May) at the
museum are popular attractions.
You may not ever be able to make it to Cynthiana, but
we certainly welcome your membership and whatever personal contribution
you feel you can make, whether it be this year or a few years down the
By joining you can help the active efforts
of society members to preserve historic homes and other sites of
Harrison County, including the centuries-old
as well as
a Civil War Union encampment just north of Cynthiana. Public
support demonstrated by membership can help to prove to local government
and officials that their time, efforts, and investment in historic
preservation issues has a firm foundation of interest in preserving the
Dues are very reasonable, only $12 per calendar year
(January thru to December) with newsletters delivered
via USPS. Checks and money orders accepted.
You can help us and promote history by signing up for the annual $10
rate, with issues delivered via the internet in a PDF
format (PDF reading software and an e-mail account
required on your part). The savings to the
society on print
and postage costs means more of your membership monies
can go towards local preservation and education efforts.
or to learn more about the society write to
The Harrison County Historical Society, P.O. Box 411, Cynthiana, KY 41031,
or e-mail any of the following
officers or staff of the Harrison County Historical Society: