Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County

Tombstone Tuesday

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County introduces Tombstone Tuesdays!
The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is rolling up its sleeves to scrub the dirt off a bit of history. Join us on Tuesday, June 28 at 6pm in Pioneer Cemetery* for our first Tombstone Tuesday of the summer.”
Pioneer Cemetery is the oldest public burial ground in the city. Donated by Bartholomew Wood, our town’s founder, the cemetery dates to 1812 and is the final resting place of at least 165 of our community’s earliest residents. Folks will receive a brief training on how to document and clean historic tombstones safely before grabbing a bucket and brush. Learn more about Hopkinsville’s earliest settlers while making our community a brighter place!
This program is free to attend, but we do ask that you register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tombstone-tuesday-tickets-367893147307. The museum will provide all supplies.
Can’t join us this month? We will clean tombstones the last Tuesday of July, August, and September. Stay tuned for more details on locations.
For more information, contact the Museums at 270-887-4270 or visit us at the Pennyroyal Area Museum.
*Pioneer Cemetery is located on Ferrell Street between 13th & 14th streets.
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Cayce Day

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County, Visit Hopkinsville, and Milkweed Health & Harmony Emporium will celebrate the work of psychic Edgar Cayce on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Join us downtown for a day full of FREE activities that center around Edgar Cayce’s roots in Christian County and the major impact he continues to make throughout the world.
Special guests Sidney and Nancy Kirkpatrick, Cayce biographers, and other celebrity Cayce scholars will join us virtually to share an in-depth video tour of Christian County sites connected to the Cayce story that had a profound effect on his work. The video will play in the Pennyroyal Area Museum all day. Stop in for a little or a long while to learn more from these experts.
There are so many opportunities to enjoy throughout the day! Tour the Pennyroyal Area Museum and our permanent exhibit dedicated to Edgar Cayce, grab a Cayce-inspired snack, and pick up books and health products in The Vault by Planters Bank shop in our lobby. Learn about healing stones and their effects at the Chakra Rock Bar sponsored by Visit Hopkinsville. Get a fairy garden kit (while supplies last) to create your very own fairy retreat at your home. Take the Edgar Cayce Cell Phone Tour to travel to local sites and learn more about his life in Hopkinsville. The tour concludes at his gravesite in Riverside Cemetery.
In addition to our all-day offerings, we will also have special programs throughout the day:
10am: Morning Setting Up Exercises
11am: Make-Your-Own Salve with Janet Bravard
12pm: Plant Healing Herbs with Christian County Master Gardeners
1pm: All About Cayce Downtown Walking Tour with Alissa Keller
2pm: Learn to play Pit, popular card game invented by Cayce, with Brett Pritchett
3:45pm: Guided Group Meditation at the Pennyroyal Area Museum
Our friends at Milkweed Health & Harmony Emporium will also offer tea tastings with a special Cayce blend, short Reiki sessions with Michelle Rodriguez Cook, and other healing experiences from 12pm until 6pm.
For more information, call the Museums at 270-887-4270.

History on Tap: Hoptown & the Civil Rights Movement

Museum Executive Director Alissa Keller will discuss Hopkinsville and the Civil Rights Movement. Using contemporary newspapers and oral history interviews, this program focuses on the move to desegregate schools and public facilities here in the 1960s. We hope to offer a bit of historic insight and to encourage conversations about this time in our history.

History on Tap – At Home Edition

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.

Food for Thought: Museum Book Club

Join the Museum’s virtual book club! We’ll meet virtually (for now) to discuss a book that explores local history and culture and is by a local writer. First up: Ted Poston’s The Dark Side of Hopkinsville.
Hopkinsville native Ted Poston is widely known as the Dean of Black Journalists and was the first African American to work for a mainstream newspaper in the country. Published after his death, this collection of short stories shares Poston’s experiences growing up as an African American in Hopkinsville in the early 1900s. The stories combine excellent writing and humor to examine difficult issues.
Purchase a copy at The Vault by Planters Bank shop in the Pennyroyal Area Museum, or check one out from the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library.

Christmas Craft Buffet

The Pennyroyal Area Museum is back! The exhibit gallery is open to the public from 10am-4pm. Tomorrow and Saturday, we will have a Christmas Craft Buffet where kids can make crafts at different, socially-distanced stations. Or swing by and grab a craft kit to go and make everything at home.
And don’t forget The Vault by Planters Bank museum shop has great gifts for the season!

Christmas Craft Buffet

The Pennyroyal Area Museum is back! The exhibit gallery is open to the public from 10am-4pm. Tomorrow and Saturday, we will have a Christmas Craft Buffet where kids can make crafts at different, socially-distanced stations. Or swing by and grab a craft kit to go and make everything at home.
And don’t forget The Vault by Planters Bank museum shop has great gifts for the season!

12 Days of Christmas in the Vault

Celebrate 12 Days of Christmas Deals in The Vault by Planters Bank! Our shop at the Pennyroyal Area Museum will feature deals on specific kinds of products each day the shop is open for the next 12 days.
We’re kicking off today with 20% off all local photo history books. Stop by and see us from 10am-4pm or peruse the options and shop online: https://museumsofhopkinsville.square.site/