Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County

Homes for the Holidays: Tour of Historic South Main Street

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County invites you to celebrate the holiday season with this exclusive tour of seven historic homes on beautiful South Main Street. Join us on Saturday, December 3 from
2pm-5pm as we are graciously welcomed inside these dwellings to share information about the architecture, interior décor, and the families who have called these houses home.
Homeowners have decked their halls and are excited to show off their historic properties. The event includes guided interior tours of the following residences:
• 1914 South Main Street
• 1918 South Main Street
• 1922 South Main Street
• 2000 South Main Street
• 2007 South Main Street
• 2011 South Main Street
• 2015 South Main Street

The Native Runway

Join us for The Native Runway: An Exploration of Ceremonial Dress hosted by Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 @ 6 PM
Location: Pennyroyal Area Museum
Museum Collections Manager Sacra Fallen examines ceremonial clothing from the Cherokee, Shawnee, and Chickasaw peoples. Fallen will show off a beaded headpiece from the museum’s artifact collection and discuss its origins and meanings. Guests will be led in a hands-on activity to make their own wampum belt.
Cost: Free
Age appropriate: Teen-Adult

Snacks in the Cemetery

Join us for this spooky stroll through Riverside Cemetery! Museum Director Alissa Keller will guide the group through the winding paths of the cemetery as she shares stories of local women who have gone before us. We may even encounter a few special guests along the way! The tour will conclude in the Chapel with seasonal snacks.
Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/snacks-in-the-cemetery-6pm-tickets-443782604717

 

Snacks in the Cemetery

Join us for this spooky stroll through Riverside Cemetery! Museum Director Alissa Keller will guide the group through the winding paths of the cemetery as she shares stories of local women who have gone before us. We may even encounter a few special guests along the way! The tour will conclude in the Chapel with seasonal snacks.
Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/snacks-in-the-cemetery-6pm-tickets-443782604717

 

Downtown Tipsy Tour

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County for a night on the town next Saturday, October 15 at 5:00pm for our second Downtown Tipsy Tour.
This walking tour will start at the Pennyroyal Area Museum and will visit three of Hopkinsville’s downtown establishments as we stroll and drink our way through some of the seedy and scandalous moments of the past. Great for a night out with friends!
Alcohol is optional (of course), but a special adult beverage at each stop (3 total) is included in the ticket price. This program is limited to guests 21 and over.
The tour will last about 2 hours, cover approximately 1 ½ miles, and will end at Hopkinsville Brewing Company on 5th Street. Tickets are $30.00 per person, $27.00 for Museum Members.
www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-tipsy-tour-tickets-439192926867

Museum After Hours

Join us for Museum After Hours hosted by Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County
Friday, October 14, 2022 @ 5:30 PM
Location: Pennyroyal Area Museum
An in-depth viewing and study of the folk art piece that depicts the Trail of Tears by local artist George Barrette Floyd will be the centerpiece of this evening event. Carved out of a felled red oak tree, this massive sculpture includes more than 70 figures of people and animals on the forced removal known as the Trail of Tears. Light refreshments will be served.
Cost: Free
Age appropriate: Adult

Native American Crafts

Join us for Native American Crafts hosted by Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County
Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 10 AM – 4 PM
Location: Pennyroyal Area Museum
The Pennyroyal Area Museum invites kids of all ages to make crafts inspired by Native American culture and traditions. We will make rain sticks, clay pinch pots, feather necklaces, and more. Join us at 1pm for storytime and a reading of Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard. We’ll serve up some fry bread, too!
Cost: Free
Age appropriate: kids; ages 3 and up

History on Tap

Join us for History on Tap hosted by Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County
Thursday September 29, 2022 @ 6:30 PM
Location: Hopkinsville Brewing Company
Museum Executive Director Alissa Keller explores the winter of 1838 in Hopkinsville and Christian County. During this winter, members of the Cherokee Nation marched through the middle of the county and camped here as they were forcibly removed from their ancestral lands. Keller shares what is known of their experiences here and of the death and burial of two of their leaders. Hopkinsville’s spot along the Trail of Tears connects our community to one of the darkest chapters in our nation’s history.
Cost: Free
Age appropriate: Adult