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Scott County Jail 1892 - 1991 The Romanesque-style "State of the Art" jail on North Water Street featured steam heat, plumbing, and electric lights. A famous inmate was Ky. Sec. of State Caleb Powers, charged in the 1903 murder of Gov. William Goebel. The Second Empire Style dwelling which served as the Jailer's House was built circa 1870, which now serves as the Jailer's House Gallery of the Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center.

Scott County Jail 1892 – 1991
The Romanesque-style “State of the Art” jail on North Water Street featured steam heat, plumbing, and electric lights. A famous inmate was Ky. Sec. of State Caleb Powers, charged in the 1903 murder of Gov. William Goebel.
The Second Empire Style dwelling which served as the Jailer’s House was built circa 1870, which now serves as the Jailer’s House Gallery of the Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center.

The Scott County Arts & Cultural Center

One block west of the Scott County Courthouse  at 117 North Water St., Georgetown, Kentucky, U.S.A. the Old Scott County Jail and Jailer’ House is #1 on the popular “Walk Through Time” tour of historic downtown Georgetown sites, now the Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center.

The Old 1892 Scott County Jail Complex Jailer’s House serves as a Visitor Welcome Center for the West Gateway into historic downtown Georgetown, providing maps and information on cultural destinations, businesses, community events, organizations, and activities.

The Front Porch Welcome Center is open 24/7.    The Jailer’s House Gallery is opened by volunteers the first weekend of each month Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 6 p.m., and every Saturday 11 p.m to 1 p.m..  Additional hours are posted with events. Tours, private visits and events may be arranged by calling 502-570-8366 / 502-863-3068.

The Old Jailer’s house is home to the Scott County Arts Consortium, Inc., the 501c3 non-profit organization that supports cultural activities for the community, the SCAC hosts the visitor welcome center featuring maps and information on local businesses and cultural destinations, space for classes and workshops, receptions and meetings, and galleries to showcase local and regional artists’ and artisans’ work throughout the year.  The Red Gallery Gift Shop offers local art for affordable gift giving and souvenirs.

The “welcome” to participate extends to all ages and abilities in the friendly, inclusive environment of the 1870’s Old Jailer’s House.  The “home for the arts” is available for private and community use, artists and arts organizations for teaching, meetings, receptions, and events.

The Scott County Arts Consortium (SCAC) invites you to participate in inclusive, “CAN DO”  hands-on arts education programs.  Arts educators are welcome to offer classes and workshop activities for all ages, custom classes for individuals and groups, as well as educational outreach programs.

Contact us at 502-570-8366 to schedule a tour, arrange classes, or request a custom class, or your own special event or meeting.

We hope you enjoy browsing the site and getting acquainted with the Scott County Arts Consortium, Inc., and choose to get involved in making a positive difference in your community by supporting cultural development.

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Scott County Arts Consortium, Inc.
Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center
P.O. Box 1126 / 117 North Water Street
Georgetown, KY 40324
502-570-8366

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