Derby Glasses are Pennyroyal Treasures

In celebration of the upcoming festivities in Louisville, the Pennyroyal Treasures exhibit features a complete collection of souvenir Kentucky Derby glasses. On loan from Diane Wood of Hopkinsville, this collection showcases glasses from 1940-2016. See the changing styles of this popular memento used for drinking mint juleps, the traditional bourbon cocktail consumed at Churchill Downs... read more →

04 May 2016
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Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar, March 18-20, 2016

Purchase Tickets! The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County invites you to pay tribute to our community’s most famous son: world-renowned psychic Edgar Cayce. Join hypnotherapist and popular presenter Peter Woodbury in Cayce’s hometown for an exciting weekend of learning, fellowship, and self-discovery. Check out our Preliminary Schedule! Peter traces his interest in metaphysics all the.. read more →

04 Feb 2016
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Holiday Happenings!

The Museums kick off the holiday season on Saturday, December 12 with the Pennyrile Polar Express. Historic East 9th Street will be transformed into a winter wonderland with train station stops that feature FREE activities sponsored by local businesses. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the L&N Depot as they read the book The Polar.. read more →

03 Dec 2015
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Pennyrile Polar Express, December 12

Feel the spirit of the season centered around the wonder of trains on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the 11th Annual Pennyrile Polar Express! Historic East 9th Street will be transformed into a winter wonderland with train station stops that feature free activities sponsored by local businesses. Located on East 9th Street from Main Street.. read more →

02 Dec 2015
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Preliminary Schedule

Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar Friday, March 18, 2016 Holiday Inn, 2910 Fort Campbell Blvd. 11am-2pm: Registration 2pm-4pm: The Cayce Paradigm: His Message & Meaning 4pm-6pm: Break and Dinner on Own 6pm-9pm: Creation, Earth, & Karma with a 139th Birthday Party for Edgar! Saturday, March 19, 2016 Forbes Event Center, 1002 S. Virginia St. 9am-12pm: Forgiveness,.. read more →

The Black Patch Three

A Conversation about the Night Riders Saturday, September 26, 2015 Forbes Conference & Events Center 1002 S. Virginia Street 2pm The event is free, but reserve your seat HERE! For the first time in Hopkinsville, three of the foremost authorities on the Black Patch region come together for a discussion about the Tobacco War that.. read more →

Books of the Black Patch

Saturday, September 26, 2015 Forbes Conference & Events Center 1002 S. Virginia Street 11 am FREE The event is free, but reserve your seat HERE! The Black Patch region of western Kentucky and Tennessee abounds with beauty and history that has inspired writers, artists, and photographers for generations. Come out on Saturday to meet a.. read more →

Old Time Street Fair

Saturday, September 24, 2016 Liberty Street at 9th Street 5:30 – 7:30pm FREE The first street fair was held in Hopkinsville in the fall of 1899 and featured booths, tent shows, and an elaborate parade. A woman even made daily parachuting performances out of a large balloon! Come down early for the Night Rider Raid.. read more →

Tobacco War Pilgrimage, Sept. 25 & 26

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County announces the 4th Annual Tobacco War Pilgrimage  to be held on September 25 & 26, 2015. The events of the weekend commemorate a period of agricultural crisis, economic boycott, and vigilante rebellion that affected every aspect of life in the region. Join us Friday night for an Old Time.. read more →

10 Aug 2015
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A Brief History of the Tobacco War

A haze of unrest and violence hung over the dark tobacco region of Western Kentucky and Tennessee at the turn of the 20th century. The events that transpired serve as a high-water mark of civil unrest between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. This region, colloquially known as the “Black Patch,” comprises approximately.. read more →