opening its doors in the fall of 2003, the Hardin County History Museum
has been collecting and preserving artifacts, documents and other
memorabilia that tells the story of Hardin County from its early Indian
inhabitants to modern times. Through a variety of permanent and rotating
exhibits, as well as speakers, tours and promotions, the history museum
strives to promote knowledge and appreciation for area heritage.
relics form a collective memory of cabin life in the wilderness of the
Kentucky frontier. Various panels depict the evolution of the counties
carved from the frontier of Kentucky County, Virginia that became a
state in its own right and settled by the influx of westward travelers
after the War of Revolution.
more than 200 years after the first white settlers made their home in
the area we know as Hardin County, the gathering, preserving and
displaying objects honoring the area’s founders and inhabitants as well
as their lives and achievements is presented in a premier collection of
artifacts housed at the museum.
We invite you to visit and enjoy a journey through time.