Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County

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/

History on Tap : Virtual Style

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!

Movies at the Museum: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

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)