The Bullitt County History Museum

Museum Newsletter - 22 Nov 2006

Friends of the Bullitt County History Museum
November 22, 2006 (Volume 2, Number 18)

Dear Friends,

Friends, this is just a short holiday newsletter to wish you a happy thanksgiving and to let you know of a couple of things that might effect you.

Holiday Closing Hours for the Museum.

The County Courthouse (and therefore the museum) will be closed on these dates:

Thanksgiving, November 23 & 24

Christmas, December 25 & 26.

New Year's, December 29 and January 1.

Normal operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays except holidays (When the courthouse is open, we're open).

Historic Preservations

From Museum Friend (and renowned genealogist) Betty Darnell comes this definition concerning ground surveys: "In Kentucky, land is measured in 'metes and bounds.' Metes are measures of length, such as rods or poles (or feet or yards); bounds are boundaries, such as property lines or water courses."

For Your Information...

>> Did you know Bullitt County one of only 11 out of the 120 Kentucky counties with less than 10% living in poverty?

Or that we are 87th in the number going to college, but we are above average in ACT scores? These and countless (well, I guess the census people can count them) other points of current information, broken down by county, can be found at


Thank you. The Bullitt County history Museum has now been in operation for two full years, having started in October 2004.

And I am so proud to say we have been a tremendous success. I was just looking at the visitor sign-in sheet today and it was full of praise and gratitude for our work. Thanks to our volunteers, we are able to be open and staffed every weekday at virtually no cost. Thanks to the numerous excellent researchers in our Bullitt County Genealogical Society, we are able to offer ever-expanding resources and quality help to dozens of visitors every week. Thanks to our ever-expanding list of visitors and researchers from all over the country (we had a great researcher from Arizona just today) we are able to not help them, but learn from them, and expand our own horizons. Thanks to Bullitt County Government, we have free floor space and utilities to house our museum and research facility that presents a very pleasant face on government activity for the People.

Thanks to you all, we have a fine and growing little museum that is widely acclaimed and widely respected by all ages.

Thank you for being a Friend of Bullitt County History.

David Strange
Bullitt County History Museum
Executive Director
Museum Phone: 502-921-0161
E-Mail address:

The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 12 Sep 2020 . Page URL: