Regional History Societies

Kentucky

 13413020_10154161549166215_31247824936196931_n The Kentucky Historical Society was founded in 1836 to collect and preserve the artifacts, papers and other documentation of Kentucky’s history.
 4960_110481016400_6019589_n The Filson Historical Society in Louisville has an outstanding library of books, family trees, census, microfilm and other resources of great value for researchers of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley.  Many records for the states of Virginia, Maryland, North and South Carolina are also on hand.  Daily library research fee is charged — reduced fee or no fee for various levels of members.
 kdl_logo The Kentuckiana Digital Library is a collection of digital archival material concerned with the heritage and history of the state of Kentucky. Collections and subsets of collections selected will have a strong Kentucky orientation as well as broad appeal on geographic, content and study levels. The materials will be unique or not widely available.  Included are photos, digitized books, oral history sound files, maps, etc.

Virginia

Virginia Historical Society

The Virginia Historical Society was founded in 1831.  The library collection contains nearly two hundred thousand items, including books and bound serials, Confederate imprints, sheet music, broadsides, and newspapers. The museum collection includes paintings, sculpture, prints, furniture, metalwork, ceramics, costumes and other textiles, militaria, political memorabilia, and historical objects associated with specific individuals. The photograph collection contains 200,000 items, including glass plates, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and original photographic prints.
 logo The Library of Virginia, located in Richmond, houses collections that include books, magazines, newspapers, state and Federal publications; county and city government records, state government records, architectural drawings and plans, Bible records, business records, organization records, personal papers, genealogical notes and charts; maps, rare books, broadsides, sheet music, posters, prints and engravings, postcards, paintings, sculpture and photographs.
 wrrm-header-224x224 The New River Historical Society owns and operates the Wilderness Road Regional Museum in Newbern, Pulaski County, Virginia. The Museum employs 5 part time employees. The Museum also houses the earliest known records of Pulaski County, Virginia as well as artifacts and genealogical material related to the area.
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