The Erlanger Historical Society was founded in 1990 to collect and preserve the artifacts, papers and other memorabilia and documentation for the city of Erlanger, Kentucky. The society exists to engage the citizens in the discovery of Erlanger's past, through the preservation of the 1877 Depot Museum, the last remaining wooden depot structure between Cincinnati and Chattanooga.
Depot Park & Museum
The park is open dawn to dusk and the museum is open March through December every Saturday from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m.
Erlanger Historical Society Meetings
Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM at the Erlanger Historical Depot Museum on Crescent Avenue in Erlanger, KY.
Accomplishments of Erlanger Historical Society Members, Volunteers, and Fundraising Activities
- Published two books of Erlanger history
- Continuous Photography of Erlanger that preserves the present for the future
- Annual Heritage Day Celebration (3rd Sunday in September)
- Many presentations to local organizations, including the Erlanger Library
- Applied for and received many Grants to complete the renovation of the 1877 Depot.
- Erlanger Railroad Depot Park and Museum (Moved the train depot 100 feet from the Railroad tracks to the Depot Park | Acquired a Caboose and moved it to the Depot Park | Brick walkway in Depot Park | Helped with the fundraising to renovate the 1943 Southern Railroad Caboose)
- Kentucky Highway Marker - Due to the efforts of the Historical Society in 2002 the Erlanger Historical Depot and the Erlanger Proper Subdivision were accepted into the Department of the Interior Historical Registry. In the year, 2004 they were accepted as one of the State of Kentucky Highway Marker recipients.