The 1817 Saddle Factory Museum owned and operated by Historic Russellville, Inc. is a four-story brick building that may be Kentucky's oldest industrial building. Exhibits include early saddles and leather goods which demonstrate the use of natural resources to produce goods which were sold regionally and as far away as New Orleans.
One focus of the Museum is the indentured servants who provided much of the skilled labor and who lived on-site. The fourth-floor living quarters are available for touring and display preserved pre-1835 writings on the walls.
Other exhibits include the original fish weather vane from Logan County's 1820 Courthouse on which three bullet holes are easily seen, photographs and artifcacts from Russellville's rich educational heritage, and the works of local artist Roberta McClean (1882 - 1975).
The 1817 Saddle Factory Museum
Visitors tour the Saddle Factory Museum
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