Clubs & Organizations

  • History Center to host Gatewood Plantation archaeology dig

     The Oldham County History Center will be hosting an archaeology investigation from 11 a.m. to  2 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. This is a continuing investigation at the Gatewood Plantation, located outside of Bedford in Trimble County. 

  • South Oldham Fire Department graduates recruits, honors others


  • Enjoy high tea with Mrs. Lincoln

    As wife of the 16th President of the United States of America, Mary Todd Lincoln led a fascinating life. She was privy to the White House and all it contained and was often criticized for spending too much money. Many assumed she came from a slave-holding Kentucky family and therefore had Confederate sympathies. Others felt her partnership with Lincoln was a betrayal of her Southern heritage. But Mary Todd had a life before and after she met Abraham Lincoln at a dance in 1839.

  • Oldham Countian of the Year applications available

      The Oldham Chamber and Economic Development office is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Oldham Countian of the Year Award. Applications/nominations have been distributed and are available by contacting the Chamber office at 222-1635 or visiting their website at www.oldhamcountychamber.com. Applications must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 2. 

  • Young homemakers invited to join

    If you take care of a home and/or family, then you’re a homemaker. Men and women of any age and background can be homemakers. Today, many also work outside the home to help provide financially for their families.

  • Walking tour steps out in September

    Spend a few hours on a downtown walking tour of La Grange and learn things you never knew about the quaint town beside the railroad tracks. Join Dr. Nancy Stearns Theiss, Ph.D., executive director of the Oldham County History Center, as she leads an informative and fun stroll through La Grange, pointing out various highlights of the town’s history.

  • Troop 28 conquers Philmont

    A 12-person crew from Boy Scout Troop 28, chartered to Kavanaugh Life Enrichment Center in Crestwood, recently returned from a 12-day expedition through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.  

    Philmont covers 214 square miles of wilderness. The crew climbed peaks as high as 11,700 feet and hiked over 70 miles.

  • Out and About Tours ‘Westport: Where it All Began’

    Presented by the Oldham County History Center, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on June 26

    The tiny town of Westport has a huge history that dates far back, long before Oldham County became a county in 1824. Native Americans once inhabited the area before the town began as a land grant bestowed upon Elijah Craig for a Treasury Warrant on May 22, 1780. Some years later, on April 25, 1796, Craig sold the land to Joseph Dupuy and Harman Bowman for 450 pounds. It was a solid investment that would produce a once flourishing river town on the banks of the Ohio River.

  • Historic Dress: A special program by Jo Ross

    Jo Ross has spent 48 years in the fashion industry learning the ins and outs of fast-paced runway shows, working internationally to produce shows in places such as Peru, Prague and Mexico, reporting on fashion for local newspapers and TV stations and curating costume exhibits for many local museums. In all that time she has learned a wealth of information she often shares with others through special programs relating to the textile industry.

  • Hermitage Farm to host Derby Gala event

    By Taylor Riley


    Hermitage Farms in Goshen will be the scene of the Hermitage Grand Gala, a star-studded Derby Eve party this Friday, May 1.

    The party is a joining of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, founders of 21c Museum Hotels, and Junior Bridgeman, President of Bridgeman Foods.