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Historical Society 

Estill County Historical & Genealogical Society Museum
Founded May, 1981
133-135 Broadway

Irvine, KY 40336

The Estill County Historical and Genealogical Society has been collecting, preserving, and protecting artifacts, documents and other memorabilia since the museum was opened to promote knowledge and appreciation for the area heritage. The building was erected in 1935 for the Park Brother Bus Line which was in business at this location until the mid-1940’s when the Black Brothers purchased the property and operated the bus service and restaurant called “Chat-NNibble.” The museum is filled with historic documents, objects, and photographs pertaining to EstillCounty history. All items reveal the heritage of the people of Estill County to interpret life as it was lived during different periods of time.


The Museum and Research Library is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by special appointment during the week.

Admission is free. 

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