The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is starting construction on a new genealogical library, the first phase of the 120 year-old organization's planned move to 809 W. Main St.
The genealogical library is being moved to Main Street from its current location at the agency's headquarters on Fourth Street south of Kentucky Street. It is the cornerstone of the society's preservation and conservation of important documents pertaining to the families of those who participated in the American Revolution. The library has extensive census records, family histories, vital statistics, photographs, and other historic documents.
Society President General Ed Butler of Texas said construction and renovation of the library portion of the new quarters at 809 W. Main, property that the society has purchased, is scheduled for completion in early 2010 and projected to cost $2.5 million.
Plans call for the society also to move its national headquarters to the new building and to develop what it is calling a Center for Advancing America's Heritage at the site.
For more information about the society, go to www.sar.org.