Special Exhibits at the Pennyroyal Area Museum

ioof-eye-smallThe Pennyroyal Area Museum features special exhibits that change throughout the year. Make sure to visit us often to see what new has emerged from our collection!

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Hopkinsville, KY

Green River Lodge #54

1848 – 2011

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization promoting high values which are reinforced through pageantry and performance in an ecumenical setting. Formed in the 18th century in London, the I.O.O.F formed a lodge in Hopkinsville in 1848. This group served the community until the local lodge dissolved in 2011. Upon the decision to close the lodge, the Odd Fellows donated many items from their past to the Museum with a financial contribution to support the care and preservation of these items. Ceremonial robes, photographs, and other historic items create a graphic and colorful display that celebrates the heritage of this fraternal organization.