Woody Winfree Museum
Cruise down memory lane with classic cars at this Kentucky museum – the Woody Winfree Fire and Transportation Museum. Part of the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville Christian County family of museums, the museum resides in the old Hopkinsville Fire Station. The collection traces the history of transportation with a buggy, wagons, early horse-drawn vehicles, gas pumps from the 1930s and ‘40s, a 1927 Chevrolet Pumper antique fire truck – Hopkinsville Fire Engine No. 1, a 1928 La France Firetruck, and these classic cars:
- 1909 Model 10 Surrey – “Little White Buick”
- 1926 Model “T” Ford Touring Car
The Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum honors fire fighters while preserving history. The museum opened in 2008 in the city fire station in historic downtown Hopkinsville. The original fire station was built in 1905. Ironically, it was lost to fire in 1924 and was quickly rebuilt, remaining open until 1964. Many of the original features of the building remain, including the corrugated concrete flooring that provided traction for the horses that once pulled fire wagons and the original 22-foot brass pole. A row of hats and coats hangs along one wall beneath the names of the men who once worked there.