Naturefest 2022

Since 2003, Jeffers’ Bend has hosted NatureFest the afternoon of the third Saturday of September each year. This family event exposes parents and youth to experiences in Canoeing, Storytelling, Outdoor Survival Skills, Recycling, Archery, Native American Heritage, Birding, Insects, Forestry, Wildlife
Admission: $10 per car, $15 per bus (up to 25), $30 per bus (26 or more), *Free with Active Duty Military ID or First Responder ID

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at History on Tap at Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 pm. Members of Hopkinsville’s Rotary Club will share about the club’s 100th anniversary in our community just ahead of the kick off of their 70th annual Rotary Auction.

Nature Fest at Jeffers Bend

Join the community for Nature Fest – a family event for health and wellness – held annually at Jeffers Bend! With activities ranging from a walk in the woods with master gardeners, to canoe tours on the lake, to a nature carnival with prizes, to storytelling and more . . . there’s tons of fun to be had by all!

Jeffers Bend is located on Metcalfe Lane, just off the intersection with North Main Street. Admission includes events, activities, and parking.
Admission – $10 per car | Active Duty Military with ID – Free | First Responders with ID – Free | $15 per bus (up to 25 people) | $30 per bus (26+ people)

For more information, call 270-885-5600 or 270-886-6719.

Annual Trail of Tears Pow Wow

Each year, the weekend after Labor Day, come enjoy the Native American Dance Competitions, singing, storytelling, Indian flute demonstrations, Native American jewelry, clothing, books, arts, and more! A drum competition will be held, with 1st place winning $2,000, 2nd place winning $1,000, and 3rd place winning $500.

Event Schedule:

Saturday, September 7th, 2019
9:00 am –> Dance Registration
1:00 pm –> Grand Entry
4:30 pm –> Dinner Break
6:00 pm –> Grand Entry

Sunday, September 8th, 2019
1:00 pm –> Grand Entry
6:00 pm –> Awards & Retire Colors

Enjoy refreshments including Indian Fry Bread and other delicious treats. Event admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 7-12), free (children ages 6 and under), and parking is free.

For more information on this year’s Pow Wow, follow Trail of Tears Pow Wow on Facebook!
And for more information on the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center, visit .

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at our next History on Tap program. Alissa Keller, Executive Director of the Museum, will present “Edgar Cayce 201,” a follow-up program on the life and work of Hopkinsville’s most famous son.

We have all heard of Edgar Cayce, but many of us do not know much about the work that was the product of the phenomenal life that he led. The most well-documented psychic of the 20th century, the father of holistic medicine, a medical clairvoyant, the sleeping prophet: these terms have all been used to describe this Christian County native. But what does it all mean? In this follow up program, Keller will discuss Cayce’s readings and how those readings can be applied today. From dietary recommendations to spiritual growth to tales of the lost continent of Atlantis, this presentation will provide a broad survey of the Cayce work and its impact.

History on Tap

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County for the next History on Tap at Hopkinsville Brewing Company!

In the mid-1970s, Hopkinsville made national headlines when millions of black birds began roosting in the city and exposed thousands of local residents to the threat of contracting the disease histoplasmosis.

Hopkinsville journalist Jennifer Pitzer Brown will relate the story of the black bird invasion. Brown’s late father, Dr. Frank Pitzer, a local pathologist, testified at the Congressional hearing on Hopkinsville’s black bird invasion, and Brown later covered several local news stories about the aftermath and histoplasmosis exposure.