history

History on Tap

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.

Oscar Nominees at the Alhambra: Harriet

Rated PG-13 | $5 Admission (Tickets available at the door).

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

History on Tap

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.

Midday at the Gallery Program – Celebrating the Suffrage Centennial in 2020

On January 8, join the Hopkinsville League of Women Voters for a historical review of the Suffrage movement, presented by League members! Also learn about upcoming events relating to the Suffrage Centennial Celebration.  The Hopkinsville League of Women Voters is excited to offer the community an opportunity to learn more about the historic events that happened 100 years ago in an effort to provide women in the commonwealth of Kentucky the right to vote.

No reservations necessary.  A light “tasting” lunch will be provided.  The event is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by Hopkinsville-Christian County Newcomers and Neighbors.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Self at [email protected] or call 270-887-3522.

Party with the Past – at Main Street Tavern

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County for their first ever Party with the Past! This new event will be held at Main Street Tavern on Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 pm! They will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Kentucky New Era with a trivia contest that is sure to test your knowledge!

The Kentucky New Era printed its first issue in November 1869 and continues to serve as our primary news source today. For 150 years, the newspaper has supplied this community with international, national, state, and local news. Hear from former and current New Era staff while playing a fun game of trivia about local events and big stories that our hometown newspaper has printed.

Story Time with the Trail of Tears Commission

Kristina, the historian for the Trail of Tears Commission, will be the Library’s special guest for Story Time to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. She’ll be telling Cherokee stories and wearing traditional dress. After the stories, the kids will be making their own dance fans.

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.