12 May 2022

Snapshots in Time: Articles for Hoptown Chronicle

0 Comment

Museum Director Alissa Keller writes a monthly article focused on a historic photograph for Hoptown Chronicle. Check out each of her pieces here:


Historic photo shows Hopkinsville women on trip of a lifetime.

In the most recent “Snapshots in Time” column, Alissa Keller looks into the lives of 10 women who earned a spot on a trip of a lifetime.

Alissa Keller 4:33am, May 16 2022


Easter egg hunt photo captures spirit of the season — but only for some

A photograph that ran on the front page of the Kentucky New Era on April 6, 1953, illuminates a joyful moment in Hopkinsville’s history — but not a inclusive one.

Alissa Keller 1:25 am, April 18 2022


The woman in the blue dress

An old portrait of a Christian County woman who was born in the 1870s inspires a deep look into one family’s history.

Alissa Keller 2:11 am, March 21 2022


Attucks science classroom illuminates a cherished chapter in Black history

The Attucks Science Club members, captured in a 1962 photograph, were part of a tightly knit community, where the motto was “Do or Die for Attucks High.”

Alissa Keller 12:25 am, February 21 2022


An 1886 snowstorm was like nothing Hopkinsville had ever seen

In the middle of an 1886 blizzard that blanketed Hopkinsville and Christian County in snow, a photographer set up his camera to capture the moment — and provide us a peek into Hopkinsville’ history. In the second installment of Hoptown Chronicle’s new “Snapshots in Time” column, Alissa Keller brings the moment to life.

Alissa Keller 7:44 pm, January 16 2022


Holidays lights were a beacon of hope during the Great Depression

A photograph that ran on the front page of the Kentucky New Era on April 6, 1953, illuminates a joyful moment in Hopkinsville’s history — but not a inclusive one.In 1932, Hopkinsville photographer L.D. Martin captured a night scene when local merchants first decorated downtown with Christmas lights.

Alissa Keller 4:03 am, December 2021

[top]
About the Author