Research Library Hours

Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (except holiday closings)

PLEASE NOTE: Beginning January 1, 2008 the research library and Society office will be CLOSED ON SATURDAYS EXCEPT BY APPOINTMENT. Also our office is closed when the Henderson County Public Schools are closed for inclement weather. If you are traveling from out of town, we recommend that you call ahead to ensure we are open (828-693-1531). Research fee is $3.00 per day for non-members; no charge for members.



The Society holds bi-monthly meetings on the first Saturday of the following months (social time begins 1/2 hour before the meeting times listed below):


February - 10:00 a.m.

April - 10:00 a.m.

June - 10:00 a.m.

August - Annual Luncheon - 12:00 p.m. (location to be announced)

October - 10:00 a.m.

December - 9:30 a.m.


Each meeting includes a program or guest speaker with varied topics of local historical/genealogical interest. Meetings are held at 400 N. Main Street in the second floor Gallery & Meeting Room and are open to the public.


Membership Information

Annual family membership dues are $30. Other membership categories available include Contributor, Sponsor and Lifetime. Members receive the quarterly Journal, research in our Reference Library is free to members, and no research fee is charged to members for queries by mail or e-mail. Members are encouraged to volunteer in the research library or with special events. (Membership Application Form)



Our staff of volunteers is available to research queries in our extensive reference library. We accept queries by e-mail or U.S. postal service (no phone queries please). You may print and complete the Research Request Form and mail it to us or provide the same information in an e-mail ( If the information requested is found, we will respond to you with a description and the cost to provide copies to you, including research fee (no research fee is charged to Society members). When your payment is received, we will copy and send the information to you. Click here for a brief description of our holdings.

Henderson County Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc.


Wi-Fi internet

access is available

in our office