Monroe County Historical Society

Museum Group Frontier settlement, family traditions, early industry, enslavement, civil war, sacrifice, and freedom – these are some of the stories in our Monroe County heritage. Our Society exists to preserve these stories and their visible artifacts.

Our museum, on Main Street in Union, operates seasonally. Several publications are available locally and by mail order. Our special projects help to preserve our historic legacy.

We welcome you to enjoy Monroe County's heritage with us.

Our Meetings

Our Spring Quarterly Meeting will be Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Monroe County Library (lower level) in Union. Tanner Farnack will present "Reviving the Past: Historic Log Cabin Restoration and the Evolution of Tools". All are welcome.

Our annual fundraiser will be Sunday, May 5 at the historic Elmwood estate in Union. Invitations will be going out soon. If you are not on the mailing list and would like to attend, please call 304-772-4449 or 304-772-5411.

See our newsletters.

A new video podcast shows archaeological research at Cook's Fort conducted in 2021.

Here's the latest overview of our Museums and Exhibits.

Fred Ziegler has published a new book about our early settlers! Here's a preview.

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