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Madison County History Forum
2023 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS

January 26 at 5:30 at the Richmond Library - Open forum discussion with members

February 16 at 6:30 at the Richmond Library - Aaron Banther:  Farristown Area History

March 16 at 6:30 at Churchill Weavers in Berea - Tour and history of the building

April 20 at 6:30 in venue to be determined in Berea - Warren Brunner:  More Madison County photographs

May 18 at 6::30 at the Richmond Library - Jim Coy:  Roy Kidd & Madison-Moel High School

June 15 at 6:30 at the Richmond Library - Lori Tatum:  More Women of Richmond

August 5 at 6:00 at venue to be determined - 7th Annual Member Picnic and Recognition Ceremony

September 21 at 6:30 at the Richmond Library - Lloyd Callaway:  The Callaway Family

September Cemetery Tour [venue, date, and time to be determined]

October 19 at 6:30 at the Richmond Library - Hugh Moran IV:  Ancestral Family

"Decorative Inlays in Early Kentucky Furniture" presented by Mack Cox

Join the Madison County Historical Society on Wednesday, November 2 as Mack Cox presents “Decorative Inlays in Early Kentucky Furniture” at the Madison County Library (Richmond). The presentation will begin at 6:30 pm in the community room.  

Mr Cox will cover the 41 styles of Kentucky Decorative Inlays with visual representation and his outstanding experience and knowledge of Early Kentucky Furniture.

The Rodes Family and Woodlawn 200 Years Later

Join the Madison County Historical Society on Thursday, October 20, 2022  at 6:30 PM EST for our October Presentation with Hugh Anderson Moran IV, The Rodes Family and Woodlawn 200 Years Later.

Woodlawn from the front

Mr. Moran is the 4th Great Grandson of the Rodes Family and provides insight into the history of the family and Woodlawn with genealogical research.  Mr. Moran descends from the Moran pioneers who settled southwest Madison County along Silver Creek.   He travels from his home in California to Madison County each October to share his research and family history with our members. 

The In person presentation will be at the Madison County Library (Richmond).

A Madison County Ghost Story with Caitlyn Rahschulte
Madison County Historical Society 2022 Recognition Program and Membership Meeting

The Madison County Historical Society held its 2022 Recognition Program and Membership Meeting at the Berea College Forestry Outreach Center on August 6th.  During the Program, the organization recognized 6 individuals and 1 business for their contributions to perserving and promoting the history of Madison County.  Recognitions included Bybee Pottery, Stewart Davidson, Bill Farmer, Donna Kavanaugh, Todd Moberly, Warren Brunner and Charles Wagers.  For full descriptions and biographies of these receipients and former receipents go to the "About" tab on our Website to find the "Recognition Program".

Bill Farmer receiving award from Sharon Graves   Donna Kavanaugh receiving award from Sharon Graves   Jimmy Cornelison on behalf of Bybee Pottery receiving award from Sharon Graves

Stuart Davidson receiving award from Sharon Graves   Todd Moberly receiving award from Sharon Graves   Charlie Wagers receiving award from Sharon Graves

Warren Brunner receiving award from Sharon Graves

Francis Moore, Judy Greene-Baker, Sharon Graves, Sharyn Mitchell   Stuart Davidson and Warren Brunner talking        Walter Green assisting caterer, Tommy Hughley

Madison County Historic Landmarks Note Cards

The Madison County Historical Society have commissioned two sets of Note Cards featuring historical landmarks in our beautiful county.  Each set comes with 4 different designs (12 note cards total), and cost $10 for each set.  Purchasing these sets assist in our efforts for preservation, education and promotion of history in Madison County.

Email info@madisoncountykyhistory.org for information on how to secure your sets.