The Harrodsburg Historical Society
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday-Friday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday (1st & 3rd) 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Closed 2nd & 4th Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays
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Our object is to "collect and perpetuate facts of historic interest relative to Mercer County; to awaken an interest in the study of the history of this County and of the entire state; to collect and preserve relics and documents of interest." Our Research Library holds a wealth of local history publications, files, newspapers, government documents, and other information to assist you in your search for historical, genealogical, or geographical information. A large collection of artifacts provide insight into the material culture of the past.
Founded in 1910, HHS has been documenting area history for well over a century. We are one of the oldest historical societies in Kentucky. We host fun and informative meetings and events at Morgan Row - once Morgan's Tavern - the historic row house that has sheltered local gatherings for over 200 years. Community members of all ages comes together to enjoy interesting speakers and presentations about our local history.
Harrodsburg Historical Society Leadership
Our Leadership Team
Four officers and six directors are elected for staggered three-year terms. (We have been thrown off a little by the Covid pandemic, and officers elected this year will serve three-year terms.) In addition to our officers and directors, we have a larger group of committee chairs and committee members that are essential to keeping the Harrodsburg Historical Society running smoothly.
A retired academic librarian and unretired history buff, Nancy moved to Harrodsburg in 2018 and is enjoying learning about local history. She serves as the cataloging librarian in the Research Library.
A history teacher at the Jessamine County High School, James is bringing new ideas and connections to the HHS and encouraging our use of the latest technology. He joined the Board in 2020/21 and is now our Vice President.
Ann brings long career experience to the position of Treasurer, as she's an accountant. She's also from a long line of prominent Harrodsburg citizens who've been leaders of the Harrodsburg Historical Society.
HHS Board of Directors
Landon Dean Rogers
A history teacher at Mercer County High School, Landon’s roots in Mercer County go back before the Civil War. He believes that preserving local history begins in the schools, and is dedicated to preserving local history.
Bonnie has held several offices in the HHS and is currently a volunteer in the Research Library. She has been involved in reenactments and has portrayed several local characters. Her local knowledge is invaluable to researchers.
A native of Harrodsburg, Harriet is a treasure-trove of local history. She researches local topics, assists with Society events, and has created many interesting programs on local history.
David is the Assistant Director at the Mercer County Public Library, after working for ten years at the State Archives. He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in history and is the author of the War of 1812 in the West (Westholme Publishing, 2019).
Pat Duffy Rockas
A seventh generation Mercer Countian, Pat lived in Germany and several states of the United States before returning to Harrodsburg. She is a retired history teacher and has been involved with the Society for many years.
The Education and Engagement Manager at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Maggie has been active in the museum field for 10 years. Her passion is to make history accessible to the general public on a daily basis.
We operate with an amazing all-volunteer team of individuals who share a passion for history. These include volunteers who serve on the board, those who conduct research and maintenance in the library, and serve on committees to assist with events, maintain the grounds, budget and finance, maintain our buildings, manage food & drink and much more.
We are grateful and give our heart-felt appreciation to the hundreds of volunteers and supporters who throughout our 110 year history, without whom we would not be here today. If you would like to join us and volunteer in any capacity, please contact us. We look forward to speaking with you!