Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County

Tuesday at the Town Clock

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville Fire Department present Tuesdays at the Town Clock. This monthly story hour at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum will be held the first Tuesday of each month. Local firefighters will read a story and introduce kids to some of the equipment in the museum.

Tuesday at the Town Clock

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville Fire Department present Tuesdays at the Town Clock. This monthly story hour at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum will be held the first Tuesday of each month. Local firefighters will read a story and introduce kids to some of the equipment in the museum.

Haunted Hoptown Walking Tour – at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum

Join the Big Read-Hopkinsville and the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County as they haunt the streets and share some of Hoptown’s strangest, most bizarre, and darkest stories. From murder and mystery to tragedy and scandal – this tour is sure to put a spooky twist on Our Town. The walking tour starts at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum.

$10 per Person | $5 for Museum Members. Get your tickets here!

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at the next History on Tap program at Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 pm. Robert Martin deep dives into the history of an iconic local landmark in “If Walls Could Talk.”

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

Hoptown in the Time of “Our Town” – at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum

What if Our Town was set in Hopkinsville instead of Grover’s Corner? Alissa Keller explores the events that shaped our town from 1901-1913 in this program.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

Supper in the Cemetery – at Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville

Tour the tombstones, enjoy a meal, and hear from local couples who have fun, powerful, and quirky love stories as we pay homage to the love story of Act II. Supper will be served at 5:00 pm and the show starts at 5:45 pm. Enjoy a traditional boxed supper in Riverside Cemetery before convening inside the Riverside Chapel. There, we will hear from well-known, beloved, and interesting couples who have made significant impacts in Our Town and beyond. This long-standing Museum event explores the history of our community by learning more from those who came before us.

Advance registration is required.
Tickets $20 | $15 for Museum Members. Get your tickets here!
or at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum.

Supper will be served at 5:00 pm.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

A Walk to Remember – at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum

DATE CHANGE! This tour is moving to Saturday, October 5 at 6:30 pm. Give the Museums a call at 270-887-4270 for more information.

Join the Museums of Hopkinsville for a stroll through historic downtown Hopkinsville. This walk will focus on the local streetscape as it appeared in the early 20th century. Advance registration is required.

Tickets $10 | $5 for Museum Members. Get your tickets here!
Starts at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum.

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .

Tuesday at the Town Clock

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville Fire Department present Tuesdays at the Town Clock. This monthly story hour at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum will be held the first Tuesday of each month. Local firefighters will read a story and introduce kids to some of the equipment in the museum.

The Big Read Kick Off – at the Alhambra Theatre

Come out and join the Big Read, the Pennyroyal Arts Council, the Museums of Hopkinsville, and the Alhambra theatre for their kick off of this year’s Big Read at the Historic Alhambra Theatre!

The first 100 attendees will receive a copy of this year’s selection, “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. A local group will be putting on their own modernized reimagining of “Our Town” and art projects completed by local schools in preparation for this year’s Big Read will be on display.

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at the next History on Tap program at Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 pm. Brett Pritchett, local history teacher, will present on “A Western Kentucky Feud.”

On March 15, 1947, shots rang out on Virginia Street in downtown Hopkinsville as a Christian County/Muhlenberg County feud renewed in bloody fashion. Markie Bone, a colorful figure of local legend, was found on the street and was rushed to Jennie Stuart Hospital where he actually recovered from the seven bullet wounds given to him. Enjoy your favorite drink as you learn about a feud born out of the rival Dukes and Bone families, farmers and moonshiners that left a trail of crime and violence all over Christian County. Pritchett will recount the events that led to and followed the shooting of Markie Bone that occurred less than a mile from Hopkinsville Brewing Company.