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Madison Middle School’s STLP Create Digital Tour of Irvinton

Digital Tour:  Richmond Kentucky’s Irvinton Yesterday & Today Created by Madison Middle School’s Student Technology Leadership Program (2014-­‐2015) Project Description:  Following multiple visits to the Irvinton House, researching in Eastern Kentucky University Library’s Special Collection and Archives, interviewing Richmond Tourism staff and locating the Irvine family plot in the Richmond Cemetery, Madison Middle School‘s STLP created this digital tour to educate our community and its visitors on the history of this beautiful home and the […]


Grand Re-Opening of Richmond Visitor Center

You are cordially invited to the Re-Grand Opening of the Richmond Visitor Center.  The Richmond Visitor Center has gone through numerous renovations in preparation for National Preservation Month.  Please stop in for light refreshments and a tour of the beautiful Richmond Visitor Center and Irvinton House.  Irvinton was built in 1820 and is one of […]


Fort Boonesborough – Where History Comes Alive

The 1778 Siege of Boonesborough The 1778 Siege of Boonesborough was an important battle of the American Revolutionary War. It serves as a reminder to everyone of the great efforts made, and hardships endured by the early Settlers, Surveyors, Farmers, Militia members, Traders, Hunters, Trappers, Scouts, and others. The Native Americans who were involved had […]


History of the Irvinton House

The Irvinton House 345 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond KY (CA. 1820/1870) Architecture: Irvinton’s brick facade was initially designed in the Federal style.  It contained live bays and interior end chimneys projected upward from a low hipped roof.  Between 1830 and 1835 Col. Irvine added the two-story ell on the east side.  The two bay windows, decorative […]