Pennyroyal Museum Attractions in Kentucky Feature Classic Architecture
Historic Attractions in Kentucky – Early 20th Century Architecture
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.
Museum Featuring Edgar Cayce and African American History
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 includes the Charles Jackson Circus Museum and 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, a Pioneer Living Set, and a Military Exhibit.