Dedication of the Mount Parlor History Exhibit

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Dedication of the Mount Parlor History Exhibit

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


In 2016, the J. Chilton Barnett Library & Archives of the Oldham County History Center was designated by the National Park Service on the National Underground Railroad Network. The building was once the home of James and Amanda Railey Mount who built and lived in the home from 1840 to 1888. James Mount was the local jailor for Oldham County and Amanda Mount’s great aunt, Jane Randolph Jefferson, was Thomas Jefferson’s mother. The Mounts were slave holders and their artifacts included slave ownership papers, bounty hunter documents and printed ads for slave escapes.

In spring 2021, the Oldham County History Center designated a room in the J. Chilton Barnett Library & Archives as the Mount Parlor to educate visitors about the activities of the Mount family and enslaved people that lived in the household. Local interior designer Breck Morgan has carefully selected period furniture and artifacts from the museum collection, that help interpret the culture of families that lived in Oldham County during the Antebellum era. On September 25 the Mount Parlor will be dedicated and opened as a new exhibit at the Oldham County History Center. There is regular admission charge for visitors, $8 per person, $6 for students, veterans and seniors, under 4 is free. Members are free. More about the Oldham County History Center Underground Railroad designations by the National Park Service.


Oldham Co History Center Campus
106 N. Second Avenue
La Grange, KY 40031 United States
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