Boone Heritage Museum
Located in the former Harrison High School building, the Boone Heritage Museum features three stories of exhibit space devoted to Boone County's history. Numerous items are on display dating from the time settlers first arrived in the area to today. Topics explored include the railroading, the Civil War, WWI and II, and Native American history. The museum also holds many records including genealogy collections, marriage records, and cemetery records. The museum opened in 1987 in the high school. It is operated by the Boone County Historical Society.
Backstory and Context
The building was constructed in 1912. During its last years, it operated as a junior high school. It was the first school in the county where students could earn a high school diploma for free. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is the oldest public school building still standing in the county.
Gould, Nita. "Harrison High School." National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. January 24, 2007.
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