Estill County Historical & Genealogical Society Museum


The Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society has been collecting and preserving artifacts, documents and other memorabilia since they opened the museum to promote knowledge and appreciation for the area heritage. The building, at 133 Broadway, was erected in 1935 for the Park Brother Bus Line which was in business at this location until the mid-1940's when the Black Brothers purchased the property and operated the bus service and restaurant called “Chat-N-Nibble.”

Activities on Sat., April 23 and Sun., April 24 will include displays, live music, and sale of their publications as they tell the story of Estill County. Visitors will views displays of railroad, military, country store, photographs, farm implements, school, store, and home items. Historic relics include a 1795 loom, boat steering wheel, old courthouse bell, quilts, and pictures. The Historical Society will have their books, publications, and cookbooks for sale.

The society has over 1,000 books and family files about Estill County, from 1808 when the county was established to the present at their Museum and Research Library which is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is free.


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