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Hoptown History Hero Virtual Summer Camp

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County as they offer a virtual camp this summer!

The “camp” will begin on Tuesday, June 9 and will run for eight consecutive weeks to conclude with a final party and ceremony on Saturday, August 1. Each week focuses on an era or interesting stories from our community’s history. At the end of each week, our heroes-in-training will earn a special badge – and at the end of the program, participants will become an official Hoptown History Hero.

The program is geared for kids between ages 7 and 12. Modifications for younger children and even for adults are available upon request.

Registration for the program is required and opens on Friday, May 22. Register online at or by calling 270-887-4270 on Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Registration fee is $75 per person for the 8-week program.

Just want to join for one week? Registration for each week individually is $15 per person and can be done online at or by calling 270-887-4270.

Museum Members receive a 20% discount on full or weekly registration. Interested in becoming a Museum Member? Visit for more information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Museum at 270-887-4270 or by email at [email protected]. For event flyer, please see below.


Black History Month Speaker: Susie Archer – at Hopkinsville Community College

The HCC Pride Alliance organization will host Black History Month Speaker Susie Archer, February 27th, at the Emerging Technologies Building, Anderson Community Room on the campus of Hopkinsville Community College. Susie Coleman Archer is currently Director of Strategy and Implementation at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and also serves as Interim Director of International Student and Scholar Services Office.

Free food will be available at this special event.

For more information on events at HCC, please call Elana Stubbs at 270-707-3825.


Black History Month Pastor Luncheon – at Hopkinsville Community College

Join Hopkinsville Community College President Dr. Alissa Young as we celebrate local ministers, and their unique partnership with the college, in spreading the good news about educational opportunity. All ministers welcome. To make a reservation, contact Janice Jones at 270-707-3707 or [email protected] .

Black History Month Speaker: Eric Coleman – at Hopkinsville Community College

The HCC Pride Alliance organization will host Black History Month Speaker Eric Coleman, February 18th, on the campus of Hopkinsville Community College.

Discipline, determination and a deep faith in God propelled Eric Coleman from a small western Kentucky town to a successful career as an engineer, business executive and entrepreneur. In “Not by Accident: The Blessed Journey of Eric D. Coleman,“ Eric, 49, shares his story of growing up in a family of modest means, and recognizing early on that education would be his pathway to a better life. By earning multiple college degrees, setting clear goals and capitalizing on every opportunity, he has built a life of financial security and independence.

Free food will be available at this special event.

For more information on events at HCC, please call Elana Stubbs at 270-707-3825.


Murray State MSU2U – at Hopkinsville Sportsplex

Come mingle with Murray State University students, staff and local alumni as they share information about the MSU experience! Learn more about the admission, scholarship and financial aid process, student life and how to make a visit to campus. You can also bring your high school transcript, ACT/SAT scores and a $40 application fee; and if you meet the requirements, we will admit you on the spot! MSU2U will take place from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29, inside the Herb Hays Furniture & Mattress Party Room at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville.

To RSVP for MSU2U-Hopkinsville, visit:

11th Annual Butterfly Festival

You and your family are invited to the 11th Annual Oak Grove Tourism Butterfly Festival! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 28th, on the grounds of Valor Hall Conference & Event Center in Oak Grove, KY.

Come and interact with live butterflies in their habitat in the Butterfly House, or let the Master Gardeners take you on a tour of the beautiful Butterfly Garden. Children will be able to create environmental arts and crafts projects for free.

Watch a family friendly stage show, take a ride on the train, or get your face painted. Have your portrait drawn by a caricature artist, take a spin on the human gyroscope ride, or take pictures like Hollywood stars at the Golden Globe-styled step & repeat banner.

There is something for everyone to See, Do, and LEARN! Head out to 101 Walter Garrett Lane and join in all the free family fun at the 11th annual Oak Grove Tourism Butterfly Festival!

Shakespeare in Jazz: All the World’s a Song – smARTs at the Alhambra

FREE public showing of this smARTs event!

Text from Shakespeare’s masterpieces are transformed into fresh an dynamic jazz songs that have audiences singing along in sheer delight.

Shakespeare in Jazz is an engaging, participatory celebration of Shakespeare’s work, offering an exciting new way to experience his genius. Great for those discovering his plays for the first time and for Shakespeare aficionados alike!

Throughout the concert, audience members will join Daniel’s jazz group, featuring an amazing jazz vocalist, as they sing along to catchy, original songs based on Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Hamlet and many more!

And grab your lunch crew ’cause Vansauwa’s Tacos & Vegan Eats will be cooking on the street!

Money Sense for Women – at Christian County Cooperative Extension Office

The annual Money Sense for Women event will be held on Saturday, August 17th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the Christian County Extension Office in Hopkinsville. Doors open at 8:30 am for this free money management forum designed by women for women. The event theme is “My Habitutudes”, and will include topics to make a habit of such as financial habitudes, organizational habitudes, and hometown habitudes.

Every participant receives lunch, and door prizes will be given throughout the event.

For more information, please contact Tiffany Bolinger at the Extension Office at 270-886-6328, or email [email protected] .

Workforce Leadership Summit 2019 – at Hopkinsville Community College

This year’s Workforce Leadership Summit will host a full day of professional development and networking with local business and community leaders! Cost to attend is $29. Register online at or call Workforce Solutions at 270-707-3750.