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Nortonville Museum

Contact Details

place199 South Main Street, Nortonville, KY 42442


email[email protected]

Visitors enter the museum’s front door and immediately step into the prehistoric period and then enter the post-civil War era, when the town was founded. Displays include artifacts from the town’s one-room schoolhouse, local railroad companies and coal mines, WWI and WWII exhibits and an abundance of contemporary history.

Newly renovated, the museum is a nonprofit, educational institution dedicated to collecting, documenting, & preserving items connected to the history of southern Hopkins County. Their collection includes items from the Pre-Columbian era up through the present.

The Nortonville Museum is located across from the Nortonville Library (at Nortonville City Hall). The location is the site of the old Nortonville School, built in 1930; the library & museum are both located in what used to be the old Elementary wing, which was built in 1949.

If you would like to set up an appointment to visit the museum, please contact museum director Amy Bowman.