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

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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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The Woodford County Historical Society is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of a book of historic photographs of Woodford County. The book features pre-1950 photographs of Woodford County and its people which came primarily from the Society’s collections. Written by members of the Society, the book is being published by Arcadia Publishing Company as part of the Images of America series. The release date for the book has been set for January 20, 2020, and will be available for purchase at the Historical Society, 121 Rose Hill Ave., Versailles, Kentucky and at select local stores. Please contact the Society to reserve a copy of the book prior to its release date. The preferred method for reserving a copy is by sending an email to woodfordkyhs@gmail.com; however, those without email access may phone the Society at 859-873-6786. The cost of the book is $23.95, plus $3.00 shipping to most locales. 


                 Upcoming Events



              Programs have been suspended until further notice due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

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."




  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.