Benjamin Henry Latrobe-America’s First Architect – Lecture at Hopkinsville Carnegie Library

Benjamin Henry Latrobe – America’s First Architect.

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm, Hopkinsville Carnegie Library (708 Liberty Street) will play host to the Christian County Historical Society for a lecture by Jim Coursey on America’s first professionally trained architect, Benjamin Henry Latrobe.

The lecture is free and open to the public.  Join us and learn of Kentucky’s valuable contribution to America’s architectural heritage at the beginning of the 19th Century.

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

Architecture Tour & Scavenger Hunt

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.