21 Aug 2013

Tobacco War Pilgrimage: Sept. 27 & 28

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The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County announces the 2nd Annual Tobacco War Pilgrimage to be held on September 27 & 28, 2013. The events of the weekend commemorate a period of agricultural crisis, economic boycott, and vigilante rebellion that affected every aspect of life in the region. Join us Friday night for an Old Time Street Fair and the Night Rider Tobacco Raid Re-enactment. Saturday’s events include the Tobacco Bus Tour, showings of the documentary Farming in the Black Patch, and the Trial of the Night Riders.

Tickets can be purchased at the Pennyroyal Area Museum, 217 E. 9th Street in Hopkinsville, or online at http://tobaccowarpilgrimage.com/

For more information, please visit our website http://tobaccowarpilgrimage.com/ or contact us at (270) 887-4270.



Old Time Street Fair, Liberty Street between the Pennyroyal Area Museum and First Presbyterian Church
  • Old-fashioned games, live music, and food provide good wholesome fun for the whole family!
  • Times: 6 – 9pm
  • Cost: FREE, in conjunction with First Presbyterian Church
Night Rider Tobacco Raid Re-enactment, Pennyroyal Area Museum
  • This hayride re-enacts the night of December 7, 1907 when an army of Night Riders attacked and burned tobacco warehouses in downtown Hopkinsville.
  • Times: 7pm and 9pm
  • Cost: $10


Tobacco Bus Tour: A Journey through the Black Patch, Pennyroyal Area Museum
  • Tour the outskirts of Christian, Trigg, and Caldwell counties as you learn more about the Night Rider movement. The bus tour includes a visit to Dr. Amoss’s house at Cobb and a tour of Adsmore in Princeton.
  • Times: 9am – 3pm
  • Cost: $30 (includes lunch and admission fees)
Farming in the Black Patch documentary, Pennyroyal Area Museum
  • This new documentary chronicles the history of dark-fired tobacco through the experiences of one family in Western Kentucky.
  • Times: 10am and 3pm
  • Cost: Free with admission to the Pennyroyal Area Museum
Trial of the Night Riders: How Say You? with special introduction by Kentucky Chautauqua living history performer, Christian County Courthouse
  • In 1911, the Night Rider movement culminated with the trial of Dr. David Amoss, the movement’s alleged leader, in the Christian County Courthouse. This thought-provoking play depicts the landmark event that decided the fate of the Night Riders, once and for all.
  • Times: 2pm, 5pm, and 8pm
  • Cost: $12

Purchase tickets for the Night Rider Tobacco Raid Re-enactment, the Tobacco Bus Tour, and the Trial of the Night Riders at a discounted rate!


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