14 Oct 2014

The Big Read, Oct. 2 – Nov. 15

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The Maltese Falcon comes to Hopkinsville!

The-Big-ReadThe Museums of Hopkinsville joins the Pennyroyal Arts Council, Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, Christian County Public Schools, Christian County Literacy Council, City of Hopkinsville, Christian County Chamber of Commerce, Hopkinsville Community College, and the Kentucky New Era to celebrate the Big Read.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure and enrichment. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest. Hopkinsville is one of 77 communities nationwide participating in The Big Read from September 2014-June 2015. From October 2 through November 15, our community will celebrate Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon with a full calendar of events including exhibits, book discussions, art workshops, a photo contest, and more!

What’s going on at the Museums?

Be transported to Hopkinsville in the 1920s at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum. Cars, clothes, photographs, and other items of the era will be displayed to showcase local culture during this roaring decade.

Earn your detective’s badge as you solve a local mystery during your visit. Practice your best Sam Spade impression as you hone your detective skills to help us solve this case. Follow clues through the museum to discover what happened on the night of October 3, 1924.

Visit the Pennyroyal Area Museum to see “Lights, Camera, Action! Hopkinsville Goes to the Show,” our featured exhibit.

Mark your calendars!

  • October 17: Michael Cohen, keynote speaker, at the Alhambra Theatre at 7pm
  • October 25: Clue Board Game Tournament at the Public Library from 1pm-3pm
  • November 1: City Scavenger Hunt at Peace Park from 10am-Noon
  • November 11: Presentation by William T. Turner about Hopkinsville in the 1920s at the Christian County Historical Society at 7:30pm
  • November 14 &15: Film Noir Series at the Alhambra Theatre

For a complete listing of events, visit the official Big Read Hopkinsville website.

Big thanks to the sponsors of Hopkinsville’s Big Read: Ben Frazier, Bob Lancaster Designs, Books on Main, Griffin’s Studio, Hopkinsville Art Guild, Pacific Property Management, Planters Bank, Southern Exposure Photography.



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