Our Town

Our Town Paint Party

Come out and join The Big Read and The Pennyroyal Arts Council at Griffin’s Studio for their “Our Town Paint Party.”
You will have a choice to paint the Alhambra, the Clock Tower, the Train Depot, or the Hopkinsville Museum on a 9″x12″ canvas.
Registration is $5, call 270-874-2028 to reserve your spot.

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at the next History on Tap program at Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 pm. Robert Martin deep dives into the history of an iconic local landmark in “If Walls Could Talk.”

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

Our Town vs Salem’s Lot – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Join the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library at their book discussion. Stephen King was inspired by the “Our Town” plot and narrative structure when he wrote “Salem’s Lot.” The discussion will focus on the similarities between the two stories.

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

Our Town Hoptown: African American Voices – at Hopkinsville Community College

This program celebrates the influence of Ted Poston and the short stories he wrote about growing up here. Local voices will share their own childhood stories and experiences.

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

Homegrown Poems: Your Places, Your Stories in Verse – at The Corner Coffeehouse

Hoptown Chronicle and WKMS, in support of The Big Read-Hopkinsville, will host poetry readings by area residents who take their inspiration from Kentucky author George Ella Lyon’s classic, “Where I’m From.” Read Lyon’s poem and write your own version about all the places and people who have shaped your life and identity. Then come to The Corner Coffeehouse at 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 21, to share your creation. Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to write a poem to attend.

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

Sunday Social: A Step Back in Time – at Virginia Street Park

Enjoy a picnic in the Virginia Street Park and explore some timeless crafts, activities, and games as the 101st Airborne Band plays.

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

Shadow of a Doubt – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Join the Hopkinsville Christian-County Public Library at their showing of the classic movie, filmed in 1943,  Shadow of a Doubt.

Rated PG | Free Admission

Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) visits his relatives in Santa Rosa. He is a very charming man, but his niece slowly realizes that he is wanted for murder and he soon recognizes her suspicions. Although one of the suspected murderers is killed and the case is considered closed, she still has her suspicions.

[Thornton Wilder was one of the writers for this film.]

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

HYPE Haunted Hoptown Walking Tour

This event is for members of Hopkinsville Young Professionals Engage (HYPE) Only! A public version is offered on Halloween.
Starts at Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum

Haunt the streets with us as we 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.

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

Our Town: Hopkinsville – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

“Our Town” premiered in 1938. Wayne Goolsby will lead a discussion about what was happening in Hopkinsville in 1938.

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