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The following are photos of the
William Arnold Log Home
Come sit by the fire each Friday. The wood burning fireplace in an old log house, will make you think you've stepped back in time.
The Grant County Historical Society is proud to announce the Arnold Log Home is now open to visitors each Friday from 11:00am - 4:00pm
Visitors will enjoy watching heritage demonstrations, such as chair weaving and basket weaving, quilting, and other vintage skills.
To schedule a tour of the home on other days please contact
Mr. & Mrs. Reb Stacey donated land for the permanent site of the William Arnold Log Home on Main Street in Williamstown
On April 20th, 2009 a rededication ceremony took place at the historic home. The following 4 photographs were taken on that day.
The Old Church on
The Dry Ridge
Located on Warsaw Ave.
One of Daniel Boone's
relatives preached at
this Historic Church.
Historic Buildings in Grant County, Kentucky
Betty Hausberger talking to guests at
Christmas Open House Dec. 6th, 2009
at Sherman Tavern. The picture shown below was also taken on the same day.
Betty Hausberger, Judy Mullins, &
Historic Sherman Tavern
After restoration has begun
Look what a difference in the appearance of the Sherman Tavern
A few dedicated people have been working hard on this project. There's lots of work to be done, but we're off to a good start!
The following pictures were taken on November 7th, 2009 at the
Sherman Tavern Open House
There was a very nice turn out, and we appreciate everyone who helped out, in any way, wheather you donated items for the yard sale or bake sale, or maybe you donated money, or just came to support our cause. We thank you. To the people who have worked so hard with carpentry, cleaning, food, and lawn work. Thank you so much!
A special thanks to Scott and Paul James, Jr. who entertained the crowd with their wonderful Bluegrass Music.
Amy RoeWorking the food booth Betty Hausberger talking to Pam Mann
Betty Hausberger relaxing on front porch of
Sherman Tavern/Stagecoach Stop
Two of our hardest working men
Dr. Clay Parks and Cliff Wallace
Dancing his handmade dolls to the music of
The James boys
KY Rep. Royce Adams
Scott & Paul James, Jr. entertaining at
Visitors at our yard sale
Now that you've viewed the most recent pictures, please go back to the top, and view the photo taken before restoration began. What a difference these dedicated hard workers have made.
If you believe like we do, that it's so important to save old structures like the "Sherman Tavern", please help with a donation. No matter how small, we appreciate your help.
One room inside the front entrance has been restored. We will continue working, one room at a time, until the entire project is completed.
Thanks so much to everyone who attended
our open house, and contributed to our cause.
Thanks also to generous contributions, work will begin on another room in the Spring.
If you live near by and have extra time on your hands, more help is also welcome. Contact the the phone number or email address shown below.
Located in Sherman on Hwy. 25. It's estimated to be over 180 years old, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and was a stagecoach stop in the early nineteenth century, linking central Kentucky with Cincinnati and the Ohio River.
According to Bill McIntyre, field surveyor for the Kentucky Heritage Council,
The building as it currently stands appears to be structurally sound overall and a very good candidate for restoration. The unusually intact condition of this building and the very few later alterations presents an exciting opportunity for both documnentation and restoration. The site surrounding the house and the fields beyond do not appear to be disturbed, so the potential is high for the site to have an important archeological component. There is the mention of slave houses in a previous survey and it is quite possible that other burials might be discovered beyond the perimeter of the onsite cemetery.
Grant County is in the situation of owning an important historical site with a golden opportunity to create an innovative educational program that will benefit our children and our community. It will take commitment from many dedicated people to save this structure. This has led to the formation of "The Friends of Sherman Tavern." If you agree that this struture should be preserved not only for the residents of Grant County, but for all who are devoted to preserving history, please come join us!
If you can help with a small donation, please forward to
Friends of Sherman Tavern
1002 Rogers Rd.
Crittenden, KY 41030
You may also contact
Want to help with the restoration of the historic Sherman Tavern Stagecoach Stop?
Please call Edna Cummins or
For more information on how you can help.
859-428-2182 or 859-824-9202
The following pictures were taken at Sherman Tavern during one of the work days. Restoration continues each week on the historic structure. On this particular warm Spring day, the main focus was on the out buildings and the lawn. As progress is made, I will post more pictures.
More volunteers are needed to help with the restoration project. If you can use a hammer, a paint brush, rake, or shovel, please contact us. Or, if your help can be in the form of a contribution, that would be greatly appreciated.
Bake sale at the
Baton Rouge Blast
July 3, 2010
We're raising money to restore
The Sherman Tavern
One Bake Sale or yard sale at a time
Lunchtime at Sherman Tavern
Edna Cummins provides lunch for the workers each week. Thanks Edna, for the delicious meals!!
Chicken Shed before restorationChicken House with new roofand new paint. Just a few more finishing touches, and it will be completely restored.
On November 2, 2008
The recently restored,African American Christian Church in Crittenden Kentucky was dedicated at the new location, in Grant County Park.
Mrs. Aretta Rice is the last living member of the church. Edna Cummins and Judge Executive, Darrell Link honored Mrs. Rice by renaming the church,
Several guests were on hand for the dedication of this historic structure.
The following photos were taken on this beautiful occasion
Rosenwald schools were built in the South from the 1930s to the 1950s, to educate African American children. Grant County is honored to have one of these last remaining structures. A few months ago it was moved to The Grant County Park in Crittenden. It's currently being restored. and sits beside the newly named
After restoration beside Rice Chapel
These two structures were once used by the African American community in Grant County.