09 Dec 2014

Fun for the Holidays!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Museums!

Visit us to see a holiday exhibit of Lefton Colonial Village buildings and figurines. This winter scene depicts a small town and its Christmas villageresidents bustling in preparation for the holidays in the late 1800s. On loan from a private collector, the village evokes a sense of nostalgia during this special time. The collector began acquiring buildings and accessories more than 20 years ago and has managed to collect all of the buildings in the series. With an assortment of close to 125 buildings, he is happy that the series was discontinued! This exhibit showcases 16 buildings that represent businesses, government structures, and churches, but the miniature people are what really bring the whole setting to life. The small vignettes that have been created transport visitors to a different era. A new story is discovered with each glance.

Pennyrile Polar Express

Feel the spirit of the season centered around the wonder of trains on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 4pm-6pm in downtown Hopkinsville at 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 Express and get a copy of the book for your family. Hear The Little Engine that Could at the Bus Stop, The Christmas Story at First Presbyterian Church, storytelling with the Sugar Plum Elf at HWEA, and other holiday tales at Books on Main with the Christian County Literacy Council. Hop a ride on a horse-drawn carriage or cruise down the street on a miniature train. Stop by the Pennyroyal Area Museum, the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, and the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church to watch model trains zoom around extravagant layouts. Holiday crafts can be made at First Presbyterian Church with AKA’s Emerging Young Leaders, and you can get a temporary tattoo from the folks at Infinite Ink Tattoo Studio. Popcorn, hot chocolate, and other drinks are available along the route. This special event is sure to show you the essence of the holiday season.

The Pennyrile Polar Express is presented in part by the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County, the Pennyroyal Arts Council, and Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority (HWEA) and is widely supported through community sponsorships.Dans Train Edit

All Aboard for Train Saturdays!

On Saturday, December 20 and Saturday, December 27, we will host A Day with Trains at the Pennyroyal Area Museum. Watch as our conductors run five trains on two elaborate model train layouts. Also, make a craft to take home at our winter fun craft table. Regular admission rates apply.

Holiday Hours

The Museums will be closed for the holidays from Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, December 26. We will re-open with our regular hours on Saturday, December 27, 2014 (10am-3pm). The Museums will be closed on New Year’s Day.

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