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Hopkinsville International Festival

For the 11th straight year, the world will be at your fingertips during the annual Hopkinsville International Festival. This event (held at the Hopkinsville Sportsplex) celebrates the vast cultural diversity found in Hoptown and our region, educating citizens about a multitude of global traditions and history through food, music dance, sport and more. Best of all, the two-day event is FREE to attend. Visit www.ifesthopkinsville.com for more info!

HOURS
*Friday, March 27, 2020–> 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
*Saturday, March 28, 2020–> 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Hopkinsville International Festival

For the 11th straight year, the world will be at your fingertips during the annual Hopkinsville International Festival. This event (held at the Hopkinsville Sportsplex) celebrates the vast cultural diversity found in Hoptown and our region, educating citizens about a multitude of global traditions and history through food, music dance, sport and more. Best of all, the two-day event is FREE to attend. Visit www.ifesthopkinsville.com for more info!

HOURS
*Friday, March 27, 2020–> 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
*Saturday, March 28, 2020–> 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Newton’s Apple – smARTs at the Alhambra

Recommended for Grades 2 – 8

The world was a different place when Issac Newton had that apple drop on his head. The English mathematician, astronomer, scientist, author and physicist developed the principles of modern physics, including the laws of motion. Follow along with Newton as he uses scientific methods to conduct experiments and make discoveries that changed the world.

Contact Molly Campbell [email protected] to reserve seats at this school day event.

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at their first History on Tap of 2020! We will gather upstairs at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company with Museum Director Alissa Keller for a full update about the Pennyroyal Area Museum Renovation Project.

Here’s your chance to get an exclusive sneak peek at what’s been going on during the renovation of the 1915 U.S. Post Office that serves as home to the Pennyroyal Area Museum. Keller will share details about the project, how it developed, and how things evolved throughout. She will also share fun facts about the exhibition and its design. Join in for a beer and to get excited about the re-opening of our community’s first museum.

Midday at the Gallery Program – Celebrating the Suffrage Centennial in 2020

On January 8, join the Hopkinsville League of Women Voters for a historical review of the Suffrage movement, presented by League members! Also learn about upcoming events relating to the Suffrage Centennial Celebration.  The Hopkinsville League of Women Voters is excited to offer the community an opportunity to learn more about the historic events that happened 100 years ago in an effort to provide women in the commonwealth of Kentucky the right to vote.

No reservations necessary.  A light “tasting” lunch will be provided.  The event is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by Hopkinsville-Christian County Newcomers and Neighbors.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Self at [email protected] or call 270-887-3522.

Native American Heritage Month at Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center

Make your way over to the Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center each Saturday in November to help celebrate National Native American Heritage Month! The Heritage Center will celebrate this historic month each Saturday at 12:00 noon with “Story Time Saturday”, a collection of children’s fables and stories as told by Kristina Scott, the center’s tour guide.

Kristina will be dressed in a Native American Tear Dress, much like a woman would wear back in the 1800’s. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to enjoy while hearing stories. And new this year–children’s crafts!

Be sure to also ask about supporting Volunteers for Cherokee Children, an organization that collects donations for Cherokee children of all ages who are in need.

Native American Heritage Month at Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center

Make your way over to the Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center each Saturday in November to help celebrate National Native American Heritage Month! The Heritage Center will celebrate this historic month each Saturday at 12:00 noon with “Story Time Saturday”, a collection of children’s fables and stories as told by Kristina Scott, the center’s tour guide.

Kristina will be dressed in a Native American Tear Dress, much like a woman would wear back in the 1800’s. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to enjoy while hearing stories. And new this year–children’s crafts!

Be sure to also ask about supporting Volunteers for Cherokee Children, an organization that collects donations for Cherokee children of all ages who are in need.