Summer Reading Finale

Join your friends at the Library for a day of games and prize drawings as they celebrate the end of Summer Reading! They’re closing out this year’s Universe of Stories with a celebration on the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. See you there for prizes, games, and more!

Summer Stroll, Downtown Walking Tour

Let’s try this again! The Summer Stroll scheduled for this past Friday evening was completely rained out, so let’s have a do-over this weekend!

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County for a summer stroll downtown to learn about the architectural features of our historic city. Learn to tell the difference between crenellations and dental molding, and which building has been built more than once.

Attendees will gather at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum at 310 E. 9th Street at 6:30 pm to start the stroll. The tour will last about 90 minutes and will cover approximately 1 – 1 ½ miles.

Call the Museum at 270-887-4270 or stop by the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum at 310 E. 9th Street to reserve your spot. Admission is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum or online at

Ice Cream with Stories of Local Notables

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County invites you to our second children’s program of the summer. On June 19, 2019 at 1 pm, join us for a program about a local notable with a delicious treat of homemade ice cream. Our local notable for this program is Benjamin Bradshaw who was born and raised in Christian County. He grew up to be a physicist who assisted with constructing the Atomic Bomb in the infamous Manhattan Project. Bradshaw was a unique individual often seen riding a bike wearing a suit complete with a bow tie. On June 19, at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, we will dive deeper into his life and discover how his small town beginnings led to assisting with one of the most impactful scientific experiments of all time.

All of our summer programs are free, but we do ask that you register in advance at or by calling 270-887-4270.

Mini Pennyrile Polar Express

The Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum will be transformed into a winter wonderland for this year’s Mini Pennyrile Polar Express. Join us on Saturday, December 8 from 11 am – 1 pm for holiday fun. Get your picture taken with Santa in one of our antique fire trucks, make a Christmas craft with the Pennyroyal Arts Council, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. The Journey Church will set up a warming station outside where Salvation Army will be serving hot dogs and the Hopkinsville Fire Department will be popping popcorn for the crowd. Step next door to the Christian County Historical Society for stories with the Christian County Literacy Council and to be mesmerized by a model train layout.
At 1:00pm, Santa will read Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express to the young and young at heart.
Celebrate the season with us at this free holiday event!

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 “Granny Tell Me a Story”, a collection of children’s fables and stories as told by Kristina Scott, the center’s tour guide. Ethel Adkins, former tour guide and Kristina’s mother, told her children and grandchildren these stories as they were growing up.

Kristina will be dressed in a Native American Tear Dress, much like a grandmother would wear back in the 1800’s. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to enjoy while hearing stories. And be sure to ask about supporting Volunteers for Cherokee Children, an organization that collects donations for Cherokee children of all ages who are in need.