1 Henderson Street
Post Office Box 452
Stearns, Kentucky 42647

Ph: 606-376-5730


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Current Exhibits

For a small preview of the exhibits that we have to offer please scroll down the page to take a walk down history lane.  Some highlights include a confiscated moonshine still complete with a smelling sample, a medical exhibit with a prescription for liquor during prohibition, and more.  We have exhibits that represent the earliest inhabitants of pre-colonial times to the residents of the last quarter of the twentieth century.  Come experience McCreary County life as it was for the last hundred years.

Moonshine Still


George Walker, Sheriff, is shown here at the old court house with a moonshine still.  Visitors to the Museum can smell moonshine and listen as a Docent tells the history of McCreary County's moonshining past.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 March 2011 03:12
Progress At Home


Kitchen's have been a social gathering place for centuries and many families today carry on the age long tradition of Sunday Dinners and Summer Barbacue's.  This photo taken at Barthell,  of the Coffey family sitting on the kitchen floor represents a McCreary County family at the turn of the 20th century.  Pictured from left to right Ollie, Ray, Lloyd and Teddy Coffey.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 18:06
Coal Mining A Way Of Life


In McCreary County Coal Mining was not just a job it was a way of life.  In this photo three miner's homes are shown in the Fidelity mining community.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 March 2011 02:33
Early Medicine


While J.E. Butler was the general manager for the Stearns Coal & Lumber Company and ran the company from 1939 to 1949 he was a man that was determined to keep mine safety a priority (healthy miners meant more coal production and fewer law-suits).  Pictured here is the Roseland Family standing on the front porch of the Dr.'s house at Yamacraw in 1908.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 March 2011 03:30
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