09 Jul 2014

Summer Exhibits

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New Exhibits for the Summer!

The Pennyroyal Treasures exhibit currently features archaeological remnants in a display titled Unearthing Christian County’s Courthouse. These items were discovered during recent renovations to the current courthouse and date from the courthouse that was burned by Confederate Gen. Hylan B. Lyons in 1864. Through this physical investigation, it has been determined that the current courthouse, constructed in 1869, stands directly on top of the debris field that remained after the fire in 1864. View bricks, glass, plaster, ornamental ironwork, and other elements from the 1838 courthouse. Also on display are items – like old bottles and cat skulls – that found their way under the building. Both a Coca Cola and 7-Up bottle manufactured in Hopkinsville were uncovered in the dig. Read more about the project in the Kentucky New Era‘s article “Digging uncovers Civil War debris at courthouse.”

Meet the Hoppers

Hoppers Board Chair Ted Jatczek presents Museum Director Alissa Keller with jerseys of players from recent seasons of the Hoptown Hoppers.

Don’t miss the Hoptown Hoppers: Then & Now display! This exhibit incorporates historic Hoppers memorabilia from the early 20th century with items from today’s teams. See autographed baseballs and jerseys from the 1930s and from the current team, as well as a collection of items and photographs that help show how history is repeating itself at our community’s baseball fields. Want to find out more about this season’s team? Check them out on the Hoptown Hoppers website!

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