The Madison County Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate our citizenry and visitors about the county’s 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

Moran Family Presentation

On October 10, Mr. Hugh Anderson Moran IV of California gave an indepth presentation on the Moran family of Madison County.  The presentation included  numerous slides with photos of family mementoes, burial sites and former homes.

Andrew Tribble Interpretive Marker Dedication

Through the efforts of board member, Rusty Rechenbach, there is now an interpretive marker in Union City to celebrate the life of Andrew Tribble who was born in the tiny community in 1876.  Andy was a performer on Vaudeville (along with his brother Amos) and is considered to be the founder of "comic black female impersonators".

Berea Cemetery Walking Tour

On September 28th, board member Sharyn Mitchell led a tour of historic Berea Cemetery.  She was assisted by fellow board member, Bill Williams who shared information on Civil War graves.  Former mayor Steve Connelly and others added valuable information on the individuals buried in the cemetery.

DNA and Genealogy Presentation

Nationally known speaker and former NSDAR Registrar General Sharon Withers gave a presentation on DNA and genealogy entitled "Digging Up Grandpa (Without a Shovel)".  The information was extremely useful and led to many followup questions.


2021 Programs

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Madison County Historical Society, Inc.

2021 Programs


Meeting Information

Regular meeting date is the 3rd Thursday of the month.  Meeting location will be in the Community Room (Lower level) of the Madison County Library at the corner of West Main and 5th Street.

In case of continuing health restrictions, meetings will be by internet – 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.


18 February – Jackie Burnside

            TOPIC – African American Communities in Madison County


18 March – Harry Rice

            TOPIC – Madison County Native Red Foley


15 April – TBD

            TOPIC - TBD


20 May – (tentatively) Rachel Lee Rogers in a Chautauqua Presentation

            TOPIC – Jean Richie


17 June – 6th Annual MCHS Recognition Program.  Venue:  to be decided

Presentations to distinguished Madison County Historians and preservation


            Short talk by Crystal Allen-Daniel

            Topic- Miss Emma Watts


7 August – Annual Meeting/Picnic         Venue:  Mt. Zion Church at 6:00

            Program – Elizabeth Lawson as Charlotte Dupay in a Chautauqua Presentation


16 September – Bryan Tipton                  Venue:  Lynwood on Lexington Road

            TOPIC – Revitalization of Lynwood


Late September – 5th Annual Cemetery Activity      Venue:  Four Mile Cemetery/Old Soldier’s

            Cemetery on Four Mile Avenue

            Cemetery Restoration Workshop -  Fund raiser for the cemetery with Stuart Joynt


21 October – Hugh A. Moran IV

            TOPIC – His Ancestral Family


18 November – Mack Cox

            TOPIC – Early Kentucky Antique Furniture



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