Pennyroyal Area Museum
At The Pennyroyal Area Museum, explore regional African-American history. Survive a close encounter with “The Kelly Green Men.” See the miniature circus which may have inspired Robert Penn Warren’s Circus in the Attic. Find more circus fun in the Charles Jackson circus collection.
One of the classic historic attractions in Kentucky, the Pennyroyal Area Museum building is part of history in Hopkinsville, KY. Built in the early 20th century, the building was home to the Hopkinsville Post Office from Feb. 15, 1915, until Feb. 4, 1967. The museum opened on July 8, 1976. Many of the building’s features remain untouched including its stately columns that have now stood watch over 9th Street in Hopkinsville, KY for almost 100 years. A safe inside the building still bears its original gold leaf U.S. seal.
The Pennyroyal Area Museum was Hopkinsville’s first museum and is the only Hopkinsville museum featuring Edgar Cayce and African American history. It is now part of a group of museums known as the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville Christian County, which also includes the Woody Winfree Fire – Transportation Museum. Permanent exhibits inside the Pennyroyal Area Museum include unique attractions in Kentucky – the Edgar Cayce Exhibit, an African American Exhibit, and a Military Exhibit.