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 quarterly meeting on July 10, 2022 at 2:00pm will be held at Byrnside Fort (1770), one mile south of Union on Willow Bend Road. Everyone is welcome to attend.

"All Under Heaven", a play by Pearl S. Buck, will be performed by Cathey C. Sawyer at Ames Clair Hall in Union, August 28, 2022 at 2:00pm. Admission is free.

See our newsletters.

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

An easy way to help: When you buy from Amazon, if you do it through, you can have them donate a percentage of your purchase to us.

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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