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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

Photos from the Lynwood Estate Tour

The Madison County Historical Society meeting and event at the Historic Lynwood Estate was a huge success.  Our thanks to Brian and Melissa Tipton for the presentation and tour of the property.

"The Queen Anne style mansion on Lynwood Estate was a gift from Pattie Field Clay to her husband Brutus J. Clay II in 1880.  Both Pattie and Brutus came from prominent families in the area.  Lynwood is one of four homes in the area built by Samuel E. Des Jardins, a French Canadian architect.  The property is now owned by Bryan and Melissa Tipton who have lovingly restored and enhanced the estate over the past five years." - https://lynwoodestate.com

 

            

Lynwood Estate Tour with the Madison County Historical Society

 

Come tour the Lynwood Estate with the Madison County Historical Society this Thursday, September 16, 2021 beginning at 6:30 pm! 

The Tour will include a presentation by owner Bryan Tipton on the history of the house as well as his and his wife Melissa’s restoration of Lynwood.
Masks required inside.

“The Queen Anne style mansion on Lynwood Estate was a gift from Pattie Field Clay to her husband Brutus J. Clay II in 1880.  Both Pattie and Brutus came from prominent families in the area.  Lynwood is one of four homes in the area built by Samuel E. Des Jardins, a French Canadian architect.  The property is now owned by Bryan and Melissa Tipton who have lovingly restored and enhanced the estate over the past five years.” - taken from  www.lynwoodestate.com

#lynwood #estate #history #historichomes #historicpreservation #madisoncountyky #richmondky #kentucky 

Cemetery Restoration Workshop was a Success

We had an amazing day with Nationally known restoration expert, John Appell (was chosen to repair the oldest tombstone in America in Jamestown).  John was lead presenter for the Restoration project at the Old Solider Cemetery in Richmond.  Stuart Joynt, stone mason from Winchester assisted and did presentation on tombstone carving.

Over 25 participants joined us from across the state, including participants from Bowling Green, Lexington, Lawrenceburg, Lancaster, and Mississippi, among others.


#cemetery #restoration #history #kentucky #kentuckyhistory #madisoncountyky #richmondky 

              

Join leading cemetery preservation & gravestone restoration expert Jon Appell for a free, one day workshop

Join the Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation in partnership with the Madison County Historical Society and monument conservator Jon Appell and assistant, local drystone mason Stuart Joynt, for an opportunity to learn from a leading expert in the field for a one-day free historic gravestone preservation workshop at the Old Soldiers Cemetery of Richmond. This workshop will provide instruction in general best practices for preservation of historic cemetery gravestones and their care. Participants will gain a perspective of historic monument types and traditional materials then move on to techniques for cleaning, repair and conservation of historic gravestones.
A great opportunity for beginners, this workshop will be led through demonstration and hands on activity. Participants may choose to actively practice techniques with the instructor during the
This is a free event, but registration is required and space is limited. Please wear old clothes, bring a mask as we will be working with cleaners and dusty materials, gloves, and a sack lunch.
Old Soldiers Cemetery in Richmond, KY
There is must yet to discover about the Old Soldiers Cemetery located at 600 Four Mile Rd. The earliest known graves are believed to date to 1849, with many known Civil War soldier burials. Since the Civil War the cemetery has primarily served as an African American Cemetery, but may date to much earlier, this history is to be discovered and this workshop will help inform more about the legacy of the Cemetery.

REGISTER at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/48-state-grave-stone-restoration-tour-old-soldiers-cemetery-richmond-ky-registration-165075877393

 

Events

Meeting Schedule of the Madison County Historical Society

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

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.



 

2021 Programs

01/01/2022 12:00 am

Madison County Historical Society

2021 Schedule of Programs

 

October 21, 2021 – Hugh A. Moran IV

         “Moran Ancestral Family”

 

November 18, 2021 – Mack Cox

         “Early Kentucky Antique Furniture”

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Past Events

February 18, 2021 – Jackie Burnside

         “African American Communities in Madison County”

 

March 18, 2021 – Harry Rice

         “Madison County Native Red Foley”

 

April 15, 2021 – TBD

         “TBD”

 

May 20, 2021– Rachel Lee Rogers in a Chautauqua Presentation

         “Jean Richie”

 

June 17, 2021 - 6thAnnual MCHS Recognition Program. 

 

August 7, 2021 – Annual Meeting/Picnic        

         Venue:  Mt. Zion Church at 6:00

         “Elizabeth Lawson as Charlotte Dupay in a Chautauqua Presentation”

 

September 1, 2021– 5thAnnual 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

 

September 16, 2021 – Bryan Tipton                 

         Venue:  Lynwood on Lexington Road

         "Revitalization of Lynwood"

Download a printable copy here

Milford Historical Marker Dedication

August 22, 2021 - Milford Historical Marker Dedication

The dedication will take place at the White Pond Christian Church (corner of Barnes Mill and Goggins Lane).  Reception to Follow