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.

Native American Heritage Month at Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center

Make your way over to the Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center each Saturday in November to help celebrate National Native American Heritage Month! The Heritage Center will celebrate this historic month each Saturday at 12:00 noon with “Story Time Saturday”, a collection of children’s fables and stories as told by Kristina Scott, the center’s tour guide.

Kristina will be dressed in a Native American Tear Dress, much like a woman would wear back in the 1800’s. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to enjoy while hearing stories. And new this year–children’s crafts!

Be sure to also ask about supporting Volunteers for Cherokee Children, an organization that collects donations for Cherokee children of all ages who are in need.

Native American Heritage Month at Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center

Make your way over to the Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center each Saturday in November to help celebrate National Native American Heritage Month! The Heritage Center will celebrate this historic month each Saturday at 12:00 noon with “Story Time Saturday”, a collection of children’s fables and stories as told by Kristina Scott, the center’s tour guide.

Kristina will be dressed in a Native American Tear Dress, much like a woman would wear back in the 1800’s. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to enjoy while hearing stories. And new this year–children’s crafts!

Be sure to also ask about supporting Volunteers for Cherokee Children, an organization that collects donations for Cherokee children of all ages who are in need.

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.