Plan Your Visit


The Archives is located in the McRaith Catholic Center at 600 Locust Street, next to Saint Stephen Cathedral and the Cathedral Parish Office, in Owensboro, Kentucky.

The visitor entrance to the McRaith Catholic Center is located on the side of the building facing Locust Street. You will need to sign in at the reception desk at this entrance and wait for the archivist to meet you there before continuing to the Archives.


Visitors may park in the Cedar Street lot behind Saint Stephen Cathedral. On-street parking is also usually available on Locust Street in front of the Cathedral and the McRaith Catholic Center.


The Archives does not have regular open hours. Research visits are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance with the archivist.

Scheduled Closings


Thursday, November 28

Friday, November 29
Day after Thanksgiving

Tuesday, December 24
Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 25
Christmas Day


Wednesday, January 1
New Year’s Day

Monday, January 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Friday, April 10
Good Friday

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day

Friday, July 3
Day before Independence Day

Monday, September 7
Labor Day

Thursday, November 26

Friday, November 27
Day after Thanksgiving

Tuesday, December 8
Immaculate Conception

Thursday, December 24
Christmas Eve

Friday, December 25
Christmas Day

Contact Us

Diocese of Owensboro Archives
McRaith Catholic Center
600 Locust Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Phone: (270) 683-1545
Fax: (270) 683-6883