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Membership in the Shelby County Historical Society is open to all who are interested in the study and preservation of the history of Shelby County, its communities and families.

Members receive a quarterly newsletter keeping them informed of upcoming meetings, local projects and topics of local, regional and state interest.

History Matters Speakers Series
March 19 - June 4: The Shelby County Historical Society, in collaboration with the Shelby County Public Library, will present the History Matters Speakers Series, a series of 4 programs about Shelby County and Kentucky history.

Summer History Camp
June 4-6th, 8:30AM-2PM: Experience Kentucky's Frontier Period and meet Daniel Boone, Jemima Boone, Simon Kenton, Chief Black Hoof, James & Ann Harrod, Squire Boone, and more!

The Shelby Historian

The Magazine - Now Available

Can be purchased in person at the history center.

Or mail your order to:
PO Box 444,
Shelbyville, KY 40066 

Or order online through the link below:

  • Magazine: $12.00, easy-to-use interface
  • Shipping: $4.00
  • Online Payment Processing Fee: $1.00

SCHS annual publication has new name, The Shelby, is selling fast.

SCHS annual publication has new name, The Shelby.

The fifth annual publication of the Shelby County Historical Society Magazine. It's title, The Shelby, signifies its purpose, to create a forum for area historians and Shelby County writers to tell the stories past, present, and history-in-the-making, that will appeal to a broad range of readers young or old, and from all walks of life.

With articles from more than 30 authors, you’ll meet in the pages of The Shelby two students from Martha Layne Collins High School, Clara Grace Bell and Emma Swallows, who answer questions about eLearning through the pandemic. Learn about virtual teaching from kindergarten teacher Sally Pollett Zaring. Find out what organization invests millions annually in area schools to help students learn. Discover old pictures from the archives of the Shelby County Extension Office. Enjoy a few minutes of reading to meet people who care enough about you, our community and the history we share to research, preserve and write on moments in time worthy of noting.

Renew Your Membership or Join Now!

It's now time to renew Your Membership Dues!
Please use our online form or make your check out to Shelby County Historical Society, mail to
SCHS Membership, P.O. Box 444, Shelbyville, KY 40066
 We request and welcome monetary contributions and donations. As this helps with our Educational programs, exhibits and events. All donations are greatly appreciated and deductible.
​ Online Membership Application

The Shelby County Historical Society preserves and promotes knowledge and appreciation of Shelby County and Kentucky history.


627 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 444
Shelbyville, KY 40066 

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