Named in honor of our first governor General Isaac Shelby, The Shelby Society is the first such society created in the United States for the descendants of the governors of an American state, supporting and sponsoring educational and/or charitable programs or projects that will enhance the quality of life in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and continue the historical legacies of our governors, first ladies, and first families.
The Shelby Society shall exist in a corporate, yet fraternal and social manner, for educational and charitable purposes, including, but not limited to, to make charitable or philanthropic contributions to qualifying and or tax-exempt organizations to support preservation, education, or other endeavors and projects which contribute to the quality of life in the Commonwealth of Kentucky;
to sponsor programs or projects, or to support or to make other contributions to other qualifying efforts, programs, or projects which continue the legacies of the governors and their contributions to the quality of life in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including but not limited to education, preservation, economic development, the environment, etc.;
to collect and maintain biographical, genealogical documentation, photographs, and other such historical information and material pertaining to the Governors of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, their spouses and descendants, and documentation, photographs;
to collect and maintain documentation, photographs, and other such historical information and material pertaining to The Executive Mansion and The Old Governor's Mansion;
to provide or otherwise make available educational material or information with respect to the Office of the Governor, the Old Governor's Mansion, The Executive Mansion, the Governors and their families, within guidelines set by The Society or its Board of Magistrates;
to support and promote the preservation of The Old Governor's Mansion, The Executive Mansion, and other landmarks associated with the Governors of the Commonwealth of Kentucky;
to promote and preserve the institutions and traditions of the Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, The Old Governor's Mansion, and The Executive Mansion;
to participate in the inaugural celebration of newly elected Governors of Kentucky or to otherwise provide an official welcome to newly elected Governors and their families;
and to otherwise and in all respects further the fame and good reputation of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.