Landmark Needs Your Help! Barren
|Rev. Henry Clay Morrison|
In December 2010, a group of dedicated citizens began an effort to restore what was left of the park. In the past four and a half years, much of the grounds have been cleared and cleaned. The two original log cabins have been remodeled and stand in good repair. Last year, the restroom building was remodeled providing all new fixtures, along with a new septic system. In spring of this year, (2015) work began on a new electrical service for the park. This work has just been completed. The largest log structure on the grounds is the library cabin, built under the direction of Morrison. The cabin actually served as a working library for the community in the mid 1930s. This building has been restored to a church/chapel type facility to provide for smaller services, meetings and weddings. In May 2014, Morrison and the park were awarded a Kentucky Highway Historical Marker. Funding for this project was provided by the Barren County Historical Society.
Morrison Park , May 2014 at the Dedication of the Kentucky Historical Marker
Now We Need Your Help!
The first stages of the restoration effort has now been accomplished and we at Morrison Park feel there is a great need to rebuild a tabernacle structure similar to the one erected by Morrison. The original tabernacle was a large wooden, open air structure. It seated several hundred people and provided adequate facilities to preach God’s Word in a revival /church type atmosphere. We feel a tabernacle is the heart of the park and is absolutely necessary to restore the park to its original function, work, and importance. The tabernacle will provide a venue for services to be held, God’s word to be preached, revivals and religious services to be conducted. The park is non-denominational and belongs to us all.
The park is planning a special fund raising effort for the tabernacle but we need your help too. We ask that you prayerfully consider supporting this cause, for the sharing of the Gospel message and a return to the old fashion way of worship. The grounds of Morrison Park, which Morrison called “A Sacred Spot,” has been the location for the saving of thousands of souls and on this hill are the echoes of the preaching of some of the finest and most spiritual preachers of their day. Furthermore, we believe
is one of the
most important historical, religious and sacred locations anywhere in our area.
It is too wonderful and too special to be lost. Morrison
Fundraising for the cost of the tabernacle will be on going through the spring of 2016, when we plan to begin the project. The original metal trusses from the old tabernacle are going to be used and everything will be done as conservatively and responsibly as can be done. One hundred per cent of what is given will go to the building of the tabernacle. No one at
or the board receives any salary from the park or its funds. We only give our
time, our energy, our own finances, along with our pledge, “to
restore this dear old park.” God has told us to restore it and that is our
goal. Morrison Park has federal text exempt status
and your donation is tax deductible. Please pray for us and our efforts and
please help anyway you can. God Bless You All. Morrison Park
Donations and any correspondence may be sent to,
Morrison Park Camp Association Inc.
Checks can be made payable to Morrison Park Camp Association.