Campaign Update August 2017
$1.7 Million Raised!
Museum now open as Campus Renovation Continues
The Oldham County History Center museum opened this year on January 7 2017 with new updated exhibits and new accessibility access. Since that time the museum has partnered with the Kentucky State Reformatory and Roederer Farm to continue campus renovation which has included: fresh painted exterior and interior of the Rob Morris Chapel Education Building and Exterior Painting and Repair of the J. C. Barnett Library and Archives.
In addition the wrought iron fence was restored and reset by Stewarts Ironworks in northern Kentucky.
Groundbreaking was held on June 2 for the Dahlgren Pioneer Barn. To be completed by the first of 2018 this barn will have a colonial fireplace and bread oven, exhibit space and educational demonstration areas. The stone for the fireplace will be re-purposed from the stone that was taken from the Mallory Taylor Hospital.
Current funds are now being solicited for interior campus lighting, landscaping and brick pavers that will be used to connect all four historic structures and the Dahlgren Pioneer Barn. A BRICK PAVER CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN LAUNCHED. This pavers can be purchased as a way to memorialize, honor, or recognize individuals and groups.
Last but now least, a fundraiser campaign has been launched for The Road Warrior- a sculpture of local native Dr. E. Bruce Heilman. Heilman, a WWII Marine Veteran, rides his Marine issue Harley Davidson across the United States to bring recognition to WWII veterans and their sacrifices for democracy.
The campus renovation will feature a new landscape plan, donated by Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, Dr. Paul Capiello. Other new features are updated accessibility, a children's historic playground, sculptures, an added fountain and updated exhibits.
(renderings by Encompass)