Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County

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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoptown-history-hero-summer-camp-tickets-105994536512 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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoptown-history-hero-summer-camp-tickets-105994536512 or by calling 270-887-4270.

Museum Members receive a 20% discount on full or weekly registration. Interested in becoming a Museum Member? Visit http://www.museumsofhopkinsville.org/membership/ 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.

 

Virtual History Happy Hour

During this quarantine, we’ve heard references to the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. We’ve seen the Philadelphia vs. St. Louis graph and learned how social distancing affected the spread of the disease. But did the Spanish flu hit Christian County? And if so, how badly?

Join Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County’s Alissa Keller for a virtual History Happy Hour on Friday, May 15 at 7:00 pm to learn more about how Christian County fared during the worst pandemic of the 20th century.

History Happy Hour is just one piece of a fun Date Night with the Hopkinsville Brewing Company, Butter & Grace, and the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County. Your date night experience includes your favorite beer from the brewery, an appetizer and/or dessert from Butter & Grace, and the Zoom access code to the history program. You can also transform your Date Night into a Family Fun Night with children’s activities provided by the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library.

Register online at https://hopkinsvillebrewingcompany.com/history-happy-hour.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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.

Pennyroyal Area Museum Grand Re-Opening

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is thrilled to announce the Grand Re-opening of the Pennyroyal Area Museum on Thursday, February 27, 2020. We will host a ribbon cutting with the Christian County Chamber of Commerce at 3pm with comments and tours of the building to follow. Light refreshments will be served, and Vansauwa’s Tacos & Vegan Eats will be on site. The Grand Re-opening is free and open to the public. Please join them as they re-dedicate our community’s first museum.

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.

Holiday Open House – at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville Fire Department for a festive day of fun!

The Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum (310 E. 9th Street) will be decked for the holidays for this special Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. There’s lots of fun in store for you:

  • NEW Bucket Brigade and Connect-the-Fire Hose interactive exhibits
  • Discover the Scents of the Season station
  • Natural-themed crafts
  • Local firefighters
  • Light refreshments

 

At 1:00 pm, Santa will read Firefighters Night Before Christmas to the young and young at heart.

They will also have fresh, live greenery available for folks to take home to decorate.

Celebrate the season at this FREE holiday event!

The Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum serves as a drop-off location for the Hopkinsville Fire Department’s Christmas for Kids program. Drop off an unwrapped toy to the Fire-Transportation Museum on or before December 11. All toy donations will be distributed through this special community program to children by the Hopkinsville Fire Department.

Tuesday at the Town Clock

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville Fire Department present Tuesdays at the Town Clock. This monthly story hour at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum will be held the first Tuesday of each month. Local firefighters will read a story and introduce kids to some of the equipment in the museum.

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.

Tuesday at the Town Clock

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and the Hopkinsville Fire Department present Tuesdays at the Town Clock. This monthly story hour at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum will be held the first Tuesday of each month. Local firefighters will read a story and introduce kids to some of the equipment in the museum.

Haunted Hoptown Walking Tour – at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum

Join the Big Read-Hopkinsville and the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County as they haunt the streets and share some of Hoptown’s strangest, most bizarre, and darkest stories. From murder and mystery to tragedy and scandal – this tour is sure to put a spooky twist on Our Town. The walking tour starts at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum.

$10 per Person | $5 for Museum Members. Get your tickets here!

For more information on the Big Read Hopkinsville 2019, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebigreadhopkinsville .