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 →

Night Rider Tobacco Raid Re-enactment

SOLD OUT! Saturday, September 24, 2016 Pennyroyal Area Museum 7pm ONLY Purchase tickets at the Pennyroyal Area Museum or click Tickets to buy online. In the pre-dawn hours of December 7, 1907, several hundred masked men rode and walked into a sleeping Hopkinsville. Their intention was to destroy massive quantities of tobacco owned by large.. read more →

Trial of the Night Riders

How Say You? The Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Dr. David A. Amoss Saturday, September 26, 2015 Christian County Courthouse 7:30pm Purchase tickets at the Pennyroyal Area Museum or click Tickets to buy online. On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the Tobacco War Pilgrimage will reach its dramatic height in the historic Christian County Court House. Plan.. read more →

Kentucky Chautauqua Performer

Price Hollowell Black Patch War Hero Friday, September 23, 2016 School Performances* The saga of the Night Riders is not an easy one to tell. A young hero of the Tobacco War and the son of an avid opponent of the Association and the Night Riders, Price Hollowell experienced the violence of the Tobacco War.. read more →

Book Signing: My Old Kentucky Road Trip, June 27

The Museums of Hopkinsville-Christian County invites you to a reception and book signing of recent release My Old Kentucky Road Trip on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 4pm-6pm at the Pennyroyal Area Museum. Written by Cameron Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess, this book takes readers on a journey across Kentucky and features some of our.. read more →

19 Jun 2015
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An Evening at the Hotel Latham, June 13

Tickets are $50 per person. Click here to reserve! Constructed in 1894 and named for Hopkinsville native and benefactor John C. Latham, Jr., the hotel was an architectural masterpiece that welcomed guests like Theodore Roosevelt, Ethel Barrymore, and John Philip Sousa and his band. The evening will feature a selection of hors d’oeuvres inspired by.. read more →

03 Jun 2015
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Meet the Hoppers, May 29

Take me out to the ballgame! Take me out with the crowd! Come and meet our own Hoptown Hoppers at a FREE family tailgate party and movie premier! Enjoy hot dogs, apple pie, cracker jacks, and more at a tailgate party on the corner of 6th and Main streets. Griffin’s Studio will be open with.. read more →

07 May 2015
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