Join your family and friends for summer fun activities at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park!
For more information, call Pennyrile Forest at 270-797-3421 , or visit their Facebook page.
Join your friends at the Museums as they welcome the 1928 American LaFrance truck back to its original home in the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, formerly the city’s Central Fire Station. They will hold a short dedication program and will have local firefighters on site to discuss the truck and the work that they did on it. Light refreshments will be served.
The City of Hopkinsville purchased this American LaFrance 1,000-gallon-per-minute pumper at one dollar per pound: $13,750. It was delivered by rail from Elmira, New York on January 21, 1928. The American LaFrance was the first-run truck until 1940. The city sold the truck to John W. “Woody” Winfree on June 20, 1968, and Winfree presented it to the Pennyroyal Area Museum in 2004.
Known as Engine #1, this truck served the Hopkinsville Fire Department for 40 years and still bears all of its original parts and paint scheme. Thanks to the skill, work, and elbow grease of members of the Hopkinsville Fire Department, folks at the city’s Public Works garage, and other mechanics, the truck has been carefully conserved and reassembled for exhibition at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum. Join them for its homecoming on Friday, August 2, and be among the first to see it returned to its original location.
The truck will make its way back to the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum on the afternoon of Thursday, August 1. If you are on Main Street, come out and see the trailer bring this iconic truck back to the station it called home.
Contact the Museums of Hopkinsville at 270-887-4270 with any questions.
The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County invites you to join them for a downtown walking tour and scavenger hunt on Wednesday, June 26 at 1:00 pm. For this walk, they will use the Pennyroyal Arts Council’s popular book “H is for Hopkinsville” on a guided tour. Along the way, kids will be encouraged to discover architectural and historic details as part of a scavenger hunt. The tour will kick off at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum and will last about 90 minutes. The walk will be approximately one mile, give or take.
All of the Museums’ summer programs are free, but they do ask that you register in advance. Donations are always appreciated.
Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with a campout at Christian Way! Farm activities will continue on in to the night once campers check in beginning at 6 PM on June 14. Play unlimited mini golf, have a night tricycle race, grind corn and feed the animals their dinner, try our scavenger hunt, make new friends, have a friendly game of one-on-one, and, extra special on this night only, experience taking your child camping out in the country.
We’ll have fire pits available for roasting hot dogs, and your camping admission includes unlimited marshmallows for making yummy s’mores beside the campfire. On Saturday morning, we’ll fry up some pancakes & sausage for a good breakfast out in the open air.
While we’re celebrating Dad this weekend, the Christian Way Campout will be fun for the whole family!
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Friday, June 14 camper check-in will begin at 6 PM. Lights out will be at 11 PM. Saturday camper check-out time is 10 AM.
(In the event of inclement weather, an alternate date will be chosen and refunds issued (camping fees only) for those unable to attend the alternate date.)
Please contact Christian Way Farm at 270-269-2434 with any additional questions.
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