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Nature Fest at Jeffers Bend

Join the community for Nature Fest – a family event for health and wellness – held annually at Jeffers Bend! With activities ranging from a walk in the woods with master gardeners, to canoe tours on the lake, to a nature carnival with prizes, to storytelling and more . . . there’s tons of fun to be had by all!

Jeffers Bend is located on Metcalfe Lane, just off the intersection with North Main Street. Admission includes events, activities, and parking.
Admission – $10 per car | Active Duty Military with ID – Free | First Responders with ID – Free | $15 per bus (up to 25 people) | $30 per bus (26+ people)

For more information, call 270-885-5600 or 270-886-6719.

Annual Trail of Tears Pow Wow

Each year, the weekend after Labor Day, come enjoy the Native American Dance Competitions, singing, storytelling, Indian flute demonstrations, Native American jewelry, clothing, books, arts, and more! A drum competition will be held, with 1st place winning $2,000, 2nd place winning $1,000, and 3rd place winning $500.

Event Schedule:

Saturday, September 7th, 2019
9:00 am –> Dance Registration
1:00 pm –> Grand Entry
4:30 pm –> Dinner Break
6:00 pm –> Grand Entry

Sunday, September 8th, 2019
1:00 pm –> Grand Entry
6:00 pm –> Awards & Retire Colors

Enjoy refreshments including Indian Fry Bread and other delicious treats. Event admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 7-12), free (children ages 6 and under), and parking is free.

For more information on this year’s Pow Wow, follow Trail of Tears Pow Wow on Facebook!
And for more information on the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center, visit http://trailoftears.org/ .

Annual Trail of Tears Pow Wow

Each year, the weekend after Labor Day, come enjoy the Native American Dance Competitions, singing, storytelling, Indian flute demonstrations, Native American jewelry, clothing, books, arts, and more! A drum competition will be held, with 1st place winning $2,000, 2nd place winning $1,000, and 3rd place winning $500.

Event Schedule:

Saturday, September 7th, 2019
9:00 am –> Dance Registration
1:00 pm –> Grand Entry
4:30 pm –> Dinner Break
6:00 pm –> Grand Entry

Sunday, September 8th, 2019
1:00 pm –> Grand Entry
6:00 pm –> Awards & Retire Colors

Enjoy refreshments including Indian Fry Bread and other delicious treats. Event admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 7-12), free (children ages 6 and under), and parking is free.

For more information on this year’s Pow Wow, follow Trail of Tears Pow Wow on Facebook!
And for more information on the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center, visit http://trailoftears.org/ .

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at our next History on Tap program. Alissa Keller, Executive Director of the Museum, will present “Edgar Cayce 201,” a follow-up program on the life and work of Hopkinsville’s most famous son.

We have all heard of Edgar Cayce, but many of us do not know much about the work that was the product of the phenomenal life that he led. The most well-documented psychic of the 20th century, the father of holistic medicine, a medical clairvoyant, the sleeping prophet: these terms have all been used to describe this Christian County native. But what does it all mean? In this follow up program, Keller will discuss Cayce’s readings and how those readings can be applied today. From dietary recommendations to spiritual growth to tales of the lost continent of Atlantis, this presentation will provide a broad survey of the Cayce work and its impact.

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County for the next History on Tap at Hopkinsville Brewing Company!

In the mid-1970s, Hopkinsville made national headlines when millions of black birds began roosting in the city and exposed thousands of local residents to the threat of contracting the disease histoplasmosis.

Hopkinsville journalist Jennifer Pitzer Brown will relate the story of the black bird invasion. Brown’s late father, Dr. Frank Pitzer, a local pathologist, testified at the Congressional hearing on Hopkinsville’s black bird invasion, and Brown later covered several local news stories about the aftermath and histoplasmosis exposure.

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at our next History on Tap program at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 pm. Alissa Keller, Executive Director of the Museum, will present “Edgar Cayce 101,” a primer on Hopkinsville’s most famous son.

We have all heard of Edgar Cayce, but many of us do not know much about the phenomenal life that he led. The most well-documented psychic of the 20th century, the father of holistic medicine, a medical clairvoyant, the sleeping prophet: these terms have all been used to describe this Christian County native. But what does it all mean? Keller will discuss his roots in Hopkinsville and Christian County and what we can learn more about his contributions to humanity.

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville Human Relations Commission at the next History on Tap at Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 pm. In honor of Women’s History Month, they will host a special presentation by Kentucky Chautauqua performer Kelly O. Brengelman. Brengleman will portray Rose Leigh, a young woman who found stardom as “Rosie the Riveter.”

Rose Leigh was just a regular girl from Science Hill, Kentucky, when she arrived at the Willow Run Bomber Factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in 1942 to work as a riveter on B-24 bombers during World War II. Although she arrived with personal obstacles that included single motherhood, Rose found her way around the plant, found her ambitions, and found temporary stardom when she met Walter Pidgeon and appeared on the big screen as “Rosie the Riveter.”

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 pm for the next History on Tap program.