Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center

Opening Day at the Trail of Tears Heritage Center

Join your friends at the Trail of Tears Heritage Center on June 3rd for the Opening Day of the season! Enjoy the park area around the cabin, great for flying kites and burning off some energy. See you then!

Heritage Center hours for the summer will be Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm.
For more information, please visit the Heritage Center’s Facebook page.

Story Time with the Trail of Tears Commission

Kristina, the historian for the Trail of Tears Commission, will be the Library’s special guest for Story Time to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. She’ll be telling Cherokee stories and wearing traditional dress. After the stories, the kids will be making their own dance fans.

Dog Photo Shoot

All Breeds Welcome at the Dog Photo Shoot! $2 and a donated item from the needs list will get you 2 pics. This photo shoot is to benefit the Christian County Animal Shelter. Please no aggressive dogs or females in season, and please clean up after your fur babies. Also, bring any unwanted pumpkins to help feed the wildlife.

For more information on this event, please visit the 1st Annual Photo Shoot Facebook page.

Native American Heritage Month at Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center

Make your way over to the Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center each Saturday in November to help celebrate National Native American Heritage Month! The Heritage Center will celebrate this historic month each Saturday at 12:00 noon with “Story Time Saturday”, a collection of children’s fables and stories as told by Kristina Scott, the center’s tour guide.

Kristina will be dressed in a Native American Tear Dress, much like a woman would wear back in the 1800’s. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to enjoy while hearing stories. And new this year–children’s crafts!

Be sure to also ask about supporting Volunteers for Cherokee Children, an organization that collects donations for Cherokee children of all ages who are in need.

Dedication & Ribbon Cutting – 2019 Class Project – Leadership Hopkinsville-Christian County

Please join the 2018-2019 Leadership Hopkinsville-Christian County class at the dedication and official ribbon cutting, celebrating the completion of their renovations at the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park and Heritage Center.

Motorcycle Ride – Ink’d Out Loud

Bring all of your friends out to the 8th Annual Motorcycle Ride — part of this year’s Ink’d Out Loud convention! Join Infinite Ink Tattoo & Piercing Studio on April 27th at Holiday Inn Hopkinsville for an 80 mile scenic ride through the Pennyrile Region. Net proceeds will benefit the Disabled American Veterans, and a portion will benefit the Trail of Tears Commission.

Registration will be held 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, and kickstands up at 1:00 pm.
| $15 per rider | $5 per passenger |
Includes BBQ dinner buffet, raffles, 50/50 raffle, vendors, entertainment, and more.
And be sure to vote in the People’s Choice Bike Show — there’s 4 classes, with $10 per entry.

Click here for more information on the entire Ink’d Out Loud weekend.

 

Ink’d Out Loud

Infinite Ink Tattoo & Piercing Studio presents the 8th Annual Ink’d Out Loud — tattoo | music | motorcycle convention !
Join them and a full lineup of artists and special guests on April 26th-28th at Holiday Inn Hopkinsville.

Free admission, tons of music and entertainment, motorcycle ride and more! Click here for more information on the motorcycle ride.

 

Opening Day at the Trail of Tears Heritage Center

Join your friends at the Trail of Tears Heritage Center on March 20th for the Opening Day of their spring season! Kites will be given to the first 20 kids signed in on the visitors log. The area around the cabin is great for flying kites and burning off some energy. See you there!

Giveback Wednesdays – at Main Street Tavern

Have dinner at Main Street Tavern Restaurant & Bar any Wednesday night in March and 10% of the proceeds will go to help the Leadership Hopkinsville-Christian County Class of 2018-2019 support their class project, the Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center!

Make sure to visit them any Wednesday night in March and mention you’re there to support Leadership or Trail of Tears! Huge thank you to Main Street Tavern Restaurant & Bar for giving back to our community!

Visit them:
– Wednesday, March 6
– Wednesday, March 13
– Wednesday, March 20
– Wednesday, March 27

Main Street Tavern is located at 801 S. Main Street in downtown Hopkinsville.

We are passionate about supporting the mission of the Trail of Tears Commission, Inc. and we are eager to put our personal stamp on improving several maintenance and repair projects as well as having a beautification committee for the property.

Projects such as these are desperately needed because there is no federal money available to maintain the park. Our Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center is completely run by volunteers and donations. We ask you to consider helping by dining out on Wednesdays in March, or by supporting through sponsorship (recognition opportunities available). Please reach out to any member of the Leadership Class of 2018-2019 for more information or call Project Fundraising Chair Danielle Grace at 270-719-0568.

Native American Heritage Month at Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center

Make your way over to the Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center each Saturday in November to help celebrate National Native American Heritage Month! The Heritage Center will celebrate this historic month each Saturday at 12:00 noon with “Granny Tell Me a Story”, a collection of children’s fables and stories as told by Kristina Scott, the center’s tour guide. Ethel Adkins, former tour guide and Kristina’s mother, told her children and grandchildren these stories as they were growing up.

Kristina will be dressed in a Native American Tear Dress, much like a grandmother would wear back in the 1800’s. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to enjoy while hearing stories. And be sure to ask about supporting Volunteers for Cherokee Children, an organization that collects donations for Cherokee children of all ages who are in need.