Woodford County Historical Society

121 Rose Hill Avenue

Versailles, KY 40383

 

a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization

            Contact Us

Phone:  (859) 873-6786

E-mail:  woodfordkyhs@gmail.com

on Facebook:

  https://www.facebook.com/WoodfordKyHistory

Engraved  Brick  Program

The Woodford County Historical Society now offers a service which will allow you to leave a permanent mark on Woodford County and support our Mission:

 

"Preserving the Past

for Future generations".

 

  Your thoughtful donation will leave a lasting physical memorial for yourself or someone you wish to honor.

  The first 384 engraved bricks are being placed at the base of the flagpole located at the southeast corner of our property at 121 Rose Hill in Versailles. Additional engraved bricks will pave the walkways to the three public entrances of the building.

  An engraved brick may be the perfect way to "leave your mark" on Woodford County and make a thoughtful gift. A Certificate of Ownership for each brick will be mailed to you or to the person you designate.

 

The minimum donation for each engraved brick is $100.

 

Each brick measures 4" X 8" X 2½" and is an attractive antique red color that closely matches our brick building.

What's New

The Woodford County Historical Society is a volunteer-driven organization and as such we occasionally encounter issues that prevent or delay opening on a daily basis. For this reason, we ask that if you are planning to visit us, please call in advance to be sure that we are open to serve you. Our scheduled hours of operation are from 10:00am to 4pm, Wednesday through Saturday. You may reach us at 859-873-6786.


OPEN     10 am - 4 pm  ( Wed - Sat )*

HNote:   The first floor of our building is handicapped accessible; however, the second floor and the restroom are not handicapped accessible.

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  Upcoming Events

Woodford County native Mayor Brian Traugott will address both members and guests of the Woodford County Historical Society on October 28. The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Society's facility, 121 Rose Hill Avenue. The topic will be "The Past, Present and Future of Versailles' Economics." 

 

After completing high school here,  Mayor Traugott received a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Kentucky in 2002 and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Louisville in 2004.  He worked for the Kentucky General Assembly in the House Majority Leadership section 2003-2016.

Due to his paternal family's long roots in southern Woodford County, he has served both the county's and city's governments in various capacities. For the county, he served both on its Human Rights Commission 2003-2007 and the Planning and Zoning Commission 2009-2014. First elected to the Versailles City Council in November 2012, only eight months later on July 13, he was sworn in as mayor to complete the unexpired term of the then existing mayor. He was elected to his first full term as mayor for 2015-2018 and is currently serving his second full term for 2019-2022. Less than a month ago, on September 21, he was elected President of the Kentucky League of Cities.

Due to COVID-19, those attending this program must remain masked while in the facility, even if fully vaccinated.

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Website Updated 12/20/19

Become  A Member

Historic Preservation

 

  Founded in 1966 by individuals interested in preserving the rich history of Woodford County and its people.  Our mission is "to engage all people in the discovery, interpretation, and excitement of Woodford County's past."

 

Opportunity

 

  Annual Memberships provide the support, not only to keep the lights on for future Woodford Countians but make our growing library of 3,000 publications, nearly 400 reels of microfilm and hundreds of maps and photographs available to our Community and beyond.  

  Membership Perks include a Quarterly Newsletter, advance notice of Monthly Events, and reduced research and copy fees.  

 

Interested in Volunteering?

 

  We rely on volunteers donating their precious time to fill many needs of the Historical Society.  Do you have a particular talent you would be willing to share?  From landscaping to bookkeeping, no position is too small to be greatly appreciated.

     Please call the Historical Society, or email, to learn more.  Thank you for your interest!

 

Community Service Opportunities

 

  We strive to maintain a physical record of our Community.  Are you a member of a Community Organization in need of  "Service Hours"?  We would Love to hear from you!  

There are no age limits on learning or discovery.  We strive to engage passionate community members of all ages. 

 

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Woodford County native Mayor Brian Traugott will address both members and guests of the Woodford County Historical Society on October 28. The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Society's facility, 121 Rose Hill Avenue. The topic will be "The Past, Present and Future of Versailles' Economics."

After completing high school here, Mayor Traugott received a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Kentucky in 2002 and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Louisville in 2004. He worked for the Kentucky General Assembly in the House Majority Leadership section 2003-2016.

Due to his paternal family's long roots in southern Woodford County, he has served both the county's and city's governments in various capacities. For the county, he served both on its Human Rights Commission 2003-2007 and the Planning and Zoning Commission 2009-2014. First elected to the Versailles City Council in November 2012, only eight months later on July 13, he was sworn in as mayor to complete the unexpired term of the then existing mayor. He was elected to his first full term as mayor for 2015-2018 and is currently serving his second full term for 2019-2022. Less than a month ago, on September 21, he was elected President of the Kentucky League of Cities.

He married the former Alaina Jones in 2004 and they have one child, three-year-old son Liam.

Due to COVID-19, those attending this program must remain masked while in the facility, even if fully vaccinated.

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