November 7, 2017


The Spencer County Historical Society met on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in the Rockport Library Genealogy Room.


The meeting was called to order by the president at 6:30 PM with 15 members and three guests present.


The minutes from the last meeting were read and approved.


The treasurerís report was given.†


The president commented on the recent Historian of the Year Banquet.† It was a successful banquet, well attended, with good speakers and excellent food.† There will be further discussion on the banquet at the next meeting.


The president also gave a report on the Bicentennial book committee.† They have sold over 200 books and scanned over 7,000 pictures.† The only problem is -- that number of pictures will have to be reduced to around 400 pictures to go into the book.† The good news is -- the pictures that are not in the book will be put on disks and be placed in each library in the county for access by the patrons.


A member told about the article in the October 31, 2017, issue of the Spencer County Leader about the petrified man.† It was a hoax worked out by several people in the area and the story was told for years.


A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.† The motion carried.† The meeting adjourned at 7:00 PM.


The next meeting will be December 5, 2017, at 6:30 PM in the Genealogy Room.†




The group adjourned to the conference room in the basement to attend a program presented by the Spencer County Community Foundation and John Hargis.† It was an excellent video presentation featuring George Grose, interviewed by Amy Cox, discussing the making of The Kentuckian at Lincoln Pioneer Village in 1954.† George was stand-in for the boy actor, Donald MacDonald.† George also answered questions after the video.