News and information for Lewis County, Kentucky!
Located at the corner of Third and Main Streets
in Vanceburg, Kentucky,
opposite the Vanceburg Depot Museum.
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
George Morgan Thomas Home
open for visitors
Friday, January 12, 2007: The George Morgan
Thomas Home visitor center is open for business
three days a week. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday, Thursday and Friday.
The visitor center is located at the corner of Main and
Third Streets in Vanceburg, right across the railroad
tracks from the Depot Museum.
This was originally the home of Judge George
Morgan Thomas and his family when it was built in
1883. Judge Thomas served as a US Senator from
this district and also acted as a Solicitor of Internal
After the Thomas heirs disposed of this property, it
was opened as the Commercial Hotel from the 1920s
until 1965. On December 3, 2001, the Citizens
Deposit Bank and Trust gave the home and property
to the City of Vanceburg.
The City of Vanceburg received a grant through the
Kentucky Renaissance on Main Program and the
15-room home has been completely restored.
The various rooms have a variety of Victorian-era
themes and donations or loans are always welcome
for furnishings and accent pieces.
Quilters, crafters and artists are encouraged to submit
their works to stock the gift shop. All pieces must
originate from Lewis County.
Items can include crafts, quilts, dolls, teddy bears,
aprons, artwork, jewelry, note cards, handcrafted toys,
decorative items, cookbooks and more.
Contact Patty Kennard at 606-796-0238 or Roseanne
Wood at 606-796-2732.
The Renaissance on Main Street committee meets at
3 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month at the
George Morgan Thomas Home.
Patty Kennard and Melissa Hardy work on an
application for annual recertification for the
"Renaissance on Main Streets" for certified
cities program, Friday, January 12, at the
George Morgan Thomas Home in Vanceburg.
Lewis County crafts, quilts, artwork, photographs and
more are showcased and available for purchase in the gift
shop at the George Morgan Thomas Home in Vanceburg.
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