21 Aug 2014

Tobacco War Pilgrimage, Sept. 26 & 27

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TWPlogoNobackgroundThe Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County announces the 3rd Annual Tobacco War Pilgrimage  to be held on September 26 & 27, 2014. 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, the Trial of the Night Riders, and a performance by Price Hollowell, a Kentucky Chautauqua living history performer.

Tickets can be purchased at the Pennyroyal Area Museum, 217 E. 9th Street in Hopkinsville, or online at Tobacco War Pilgrimage Tickets.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 26, 2014

  • 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, sponsored by 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: $12; $10 for Museum Members

Saturday, September 27, 2014

  • 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: $35; $30 for Museum Members (includes lunch and admission fees)
  • Trial of the Night Riders: How Say You?, 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: 4pm and 7pm
    • Cost: $12; $10 for Museum Members
  • Price Hollowell, Kentucky Chautauqua living history performer, Christian County Courthouse
    • The son of an avid opponent of the Association and the Night Riders, Price Hollowell experienced the violence of the Tobacco War first-hand. This presentation offers a different perspective of the Night Rider conflict.
    • Kentucky Chautauqua performers travel throughout the state delivering to community organizations their historically accurate dramatizations of Kentuckians who made a difference.
    • Public Performance Time: 5:30pm
    • Cost: FREE, sponsored by Kentucky Humanities Council
    • Performances also held at three local schools on Friday, September 26.

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 of $45!

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