Pioneer Cemetery

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 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.
For updates, follow Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County on Facebook.
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