Stuart Sanders, Director of Research and Collections at the Kentucky Historical Society, zooms into our first History on Tap of 2021. Sanders recently published his fourth book: Murder on the Ohio Belle, a true tale of murder, mystery, antebellum honor culture, classism, and vigilante justice. Grab your favorite brew from Hopkinsville Brewing Company and tune in as Sanders weaves this fascinating story drawn on eyewitness accounts of the 1856 double murder.
Join Jennifer Brown and Alissa Keller as they share stories about Ten Christian Countians That History Almost Forgot. Some of these folks may have strong connections – some more obscure – but all will be interesting!
We’ve all heard about Edgar Cayce and Jennie Stuart and Ted Poston, and we’re all proud that they called Christian County home. Brown and Keller intend to focus this program on a few lesser-known individuals who made an impact here at home – and beyond. From editors to artists to midwives, this program will prove that everyone has a story to tell.
Swing by Hopkinsville Brewing Company before you tune in. Grab a growler or a 4-pack of their new cans!
Join William Turner and friends for a recounting of this haunting story of a poltergeist-like spirit who terrorized the family of John Bell in nearby Adams, TN. This program is free.
The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County will host its next History on Tap next Thursday, August 27 at 6:30pm at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company. Members of the Hopkinsville Rotary Club will be presenting on the club’s 100th anniversary.
Join the club to learn about its history, traditions, and upcoming 70th annual auction. The auction – which started with a goat – has grown to become the largest single Rotary Club fundraising project in all of Rotary International. The club will also be introducing a Rotary-themed beer that night which can be purchased in a special 100th Anniversary Hopkinsville Rotary pint glass.
Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at History on Tap at Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 pm. Members of Hopkinsville’s Rotary Club will share about the club’s 100th anniversary in our community just ahead of the kick off of their 70th annual Rotary Auction.
Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at their first History on Tap of 2020! We will gather upstairs at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company with Museum Director Alissa Keller for a full update about the Pennyroyal Area Museum Renovation Project.
Here’s your chance to get an exclusive sneak peek at what’s been going on during the renovation of the 1915 U.S. Post Office that serves as home to the Pennyroyal Area Museum. Keller will share details about the project, how it developed, and how things evolved throughout. She will also share fun facts about the exhibition and its design. Join in for a beer and to get excited about the re-opening of our community’s first museum.
Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at the next History on Tap program at Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 pm. Robert Martin deep dives into the history of an iconic local landmark in “If Walls Could Talk.”
Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at the next History on Tap program at Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 pm. Brett Pritchett, local history teacher, will present on “A Western Kentucky Feud.”
On March 15, 1947, shots rang out on Virginia Street in downtown Hopkinsville as a Christian County/Muhlenberg County feud renewed in bloody fashion. Markie Bone, a colorful figure of local legend, was found on the street and was rushed to Jennie Stuart Hospital where he actually recovered from the seven bullet wounds given to him. Enjoy your favorite drink as you learn about a feud born out of the rival Dukes and Bone families, farmers and moonshiners that left a trail of crime and violence all over Christian County. Pritchett will recount the events that led to and followed the shooting of Markie Bone that occurred less than a mile from Hopkinsville Brewing Company.
Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at the next History on Tap program at Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m. Wendell Lynch and fellow members of Pioneers Inc., will present “The History and Mission of Pioneers Inc.,” one of Hopkinsville’s oldest and most respected service organizations.
Established in 1952 by men in Hopkinsville’s African-American community, Pioneers is dedicated to improving the community by helping individuals and by supporting groups that are involved in similar service work. Through its history, the membership of Pioneers has been a “who’s who” of local African-American leaders. Founding members included real estate broker and political leader F.E. Whitney, Attucks basketball coach William Falls, and Clarence Bibbs, who was supervisor of postal operations for the U.S. Postal Service in Hopkinsville.
Many of the early members of Pioneers were involved in local integration and civil rights efforts. Today, the group runs a catering and barbecue business at the Pioneers headquarters on North Main Street that helps finance civic projects.