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.
Join Jennifer Brown and Alissa Keller as they share stories about Ten Christian Countians That History Almost Forgot. Some of these folks may have strong connections – some more obscure – but all will be interesting!
We’ve all heard about Edgar Cayce and Jennie Stuart and Ted Poston, and we’re all proud that they called Christian County home. Brown and Keller intend to focus this program on a few lesser-known individuals who made an impact here at home – and beyond. From editors to artists to midwives, this program will prove that everyone has a story to tell.
Swing by Hopkinsville Brewing Company before you tune in. Grab a growler or a 4-pack of their new cans!
We will take an evening candlelit stroll through one of Hopkinsville’s oldest and largest cemeteries. Tales of local personalities, stories of dramatic deaths, and possibly a few spooky visitors along the way. Tickets: $10/person; $5/Museum Members
Join William Turner and friends for a recounting of this haunting story of a poltergeist-like spirit who terrorized the family of John Bell in nearby Adams, TN. This program is free.
This 1978 spoof of a B-movie touts itself as a musical-comedy-horror show, and it does not disappoint. It is silly and ridiculous – and opens with a direct reference to Hopkinsville. What better place to watch it than the Museum?! Admission: $5/person; free for Museum Members (Rated PG)
Learn more about Hopkinsville’s earliest settlers while making our community a brighter place. Folks will receive a brief training on how to document and clean historic tombstones safely before grabbing a bucket and brush. This program is free to attend, and the museum will provide all supplies.