The Woodford County Historical and Genealogical Society met last night at the library. The meetings are open to the public and I had the pleasure of attending. I was very impressed with all the knowledge that was present in the room, some of the members have been with the organization for quite some time. Karen Fyke's talk, 'Why? What? Who?' was very informative and entertaining. She talked about several books on Woodford County history and told interesting stories from each one. Karen loves history and books and has a passion for both. The society does so much work that I did not realize - writing and compiling books on Woodford history, running their research room, assisting the public with genealogy questions regarding Woodford County, and preserving Woodford County history in many other ways also. The library recently acquired some of their newest books - The Archive 2005-2017 (a compilation of Woodford County Historical Society Newsletters) and a booklet about the Woodford County poor farm (sorry I don't have the exact title) so look for those next time you are in the library. Check out the excellent Woodford County Historical Society's Facebook page if you are interested in local history.
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs