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.
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.
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".
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.
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.