The Madison County Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate our citizenry and visitors about the county‚Äôs unique history, archeology, architecture, and cultural heritage. The MCHS board also collaborates with governmental entities, educational institutions, and public/private businesses and organizations to promote, protect, and preserve Madison County history and heritage.

Recent News

Sharyn Mitchell discusses "Footprints"

Please follow the link below to see Sharyn Mitchell (Madison County Historical Society) discuss the new "Footprints: Traces of Black History in Richmond, Kentucky" with Richmond Tourism.



Madison County Historical Society Presents

Join us in June for a presentation by Sharyn Mitchell, "The Sistas of Madison County, and the Many Hats They Wore." 

Mrs. Mitchell will provide a meaningful history of known, and little known, African American women who called Madison County home.

The presentation will take place at the Madison County Library - Richmond Location - at 6:30 pm on June 15, 2023.


Meeting Schedule of the Madison County Historical Society

Regular meeting date is the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Meeting location will be in the Community Room of the Madison County Library at the corner of West Main and 5thStreet.

Presentations, when possible, are also live on Zoom.

Regular meeting time is 6:30 PM.  Publicity will be made via Facebook, email, and the Community Calendar in the Richmond Register and Berea Citizen.



February 15 - "Footprints: Traces of Black History in Richmond, Kentucky" 

March 21 - Open Forum: Show and Tell 

April 18 - Rick Allen: Boonesborough Resort in Photographs 

May 16 - Dr. Jim Coy: Coach Roy Kidd 

June 20 - Recognition Program 

August 3 - Membership Meeting with presentation at Mt. Zion 

September 19 - Ruth Hawkins: Madison County Poor House 

October 17 - Hugh Moran: Clay Family 

Footprints: Traces of Black History in Richmond, Kentucky.

02/29/2024 11:22 am

WHEN: Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 PM

WHERE: Richmond City Hall Commission Chambers 

Sponsored by the Madison County Historical Society and Richmond Tourism. 

Ben Nichols and his some of his students will be presenting excerpts from the booklet. The booklet will be available free for attendees to this event. 

Reception to follow. 

Open Forum: Show and Tell

03/31/2024 11:27 am

WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2024, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

WHERE: Madison County Public Library (Richmond Branch) 

Do you have an interesting Madison County historical item that you would like to share? Join us at the public library to show it off! 

The newly reprinted 1880 Madison County Census and the recently published Boonesborough book by Harry Enoch will be available for purchase. 

Family bibles, books, postcards, photos, and more...all encouraged! Light refreshments included. We hope to see you there!