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Friday, August 7, 2020

Campbell County Historical Society Partners with Horizon Community Funds to Raise Money for More Room

Nonprofit launches book, foundation partnership to build financial support for new location


The Campbell County Historical Society launches fundraising efforts with Horizon Fund to create more room for its historic items. (Img: Campbell County Historical Society)

The Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society is bursting at the seams and new fundraising efforts will help the organization make room for its projects.




“We wanted to procure four filing cabinets for our growing number of genealogical records,” said Historical Society President Steve Battistone. “Finding someone to donate them is no problem- we just have absolutely nowhere to put them. We also have people holding exhibit items they wish to donate until we can find a place large enough to show them.”

The all-volunteer nonprofit formed in 1990 to preserve, protect and promote history and genealogy in Campbell County, Kentucky. The organization also currently maintains a research office, library, and museum on the second floor of the historic Alexandria Courthouse.

The organization's projects include;

  • Local history and genealogy research
  • Local cemetery research
  • Campbell County log cabin research
  • Campbell County Military Veterans information
  • Local history book writing and reprinting oral histories

But, there is a problem. 

These projects and their corresponding documents have filled up the second floor space to capacity. Now the society’s leadership is urgently seeking more space.

To support this goal and ongoing efforts, the nonprofit recently partnered with Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky to establish a special fund.  

“This is a great time for us to support the Campbell County Historical Society with a fund partnership,” said Horizon Community Funds President Nancy Grayson. “As an organization charged with collecting and archiving information about all events of historic significance, a prime example of their importance is in future storytelling around COVID-19’s impact on local history, specific to Campbell County. Their need for space will only continue to grow, and we hope the community shows up in strong support for these uncommon advocates of Northern Kentucky history.”


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A New Book:

In addition to the new fund, the Historical Society has announced the release of a new book called “One Day in Campbell County.” The hardcover book features 260 full-color pages of photographs from hobbyists and professionals alike, all taken on Saturday, April 27, 2019, across Campbell County.

“This book is a culmination of our Campbell County neighbors’ work, and is a collection of places that really make Campbell County such a great place,” added Battistone. “This is a book you will want to share with others and pass down from generation to generation.”

The society is hopeful that they will be able to secure enough in community donations to secure a down payment or lease on a larger facility very soon.

How You Can Help:

Those wishing to make a contribution to the Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society Fund at Horizon Community Funds can do so through: 

  • Online donation at www.horizonfunds.org
  • Check made payable to Horizon Community Funds (memo: Campbell County Historical Society) and mailed to 50 E. RiverCenter Blvd., Suite 430, Covington, KY 41011


For more information about “One Day in Campbell County”,  contact Campbell County Historical Society President Steve Battistone at sbattistone@fuse.net.

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