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Summer at the Museums

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is ready for summer! We are very excited to host in-person programs again, and we hope you’ll join us to learn more about Hopkinsville and Christian County.

History on Tap: Edgar Cayce Revisited

  • When: Tuesday, June 29 at 6:30pm
  • Where: Hopkinsville Brewing Company

Join Museum Director Alissa Keller for a program all about Edgar. The most well-documented psychic of the 20th century had his roots in Christian County. Keller will share about Edgar’s life growing up here and where his special gifts took him. Enjoy a Beverly Schoolhouse Blonde ale as you learn more about one of our hometown favorites.

Museum After Hours: 45th Birthday Party

  • When: Thursday, July 8 until 7pm
  • Where: Pennyroyal Area Museum

Celebrate the Museum’s 45th birthday with us! The Pennyroyal Area Museum opened its doors on July 8, 1976 and has been dedicated to showcasing the community’s history ever since. We will be showing off some of our favorite vintage pieces for this special occasion. Stop by for extended hours and tour the museum at its original $1.00 admission fee. *party hats provided

Museum-at-Home: Ice Cream in a Bag

  • When: Saturday, July 10 from 10am-4pm*
  • Where: Pennyroyal Area Museum’s front porch

Stop by the Pennyroyal Area Museum to pick up a Museum-At-Home kit! This month’s kit holds all the fixin’s to make your own ice cream in a bag. Kits will be available in coolers on the front porch. *while supplies last

Summer Ice Cream Social

  • When: Saturday, July 10 at 11am
  • Where: Pennyroyal Area Museum

Stop by for a scoop of homemade ice cream and tour the museum, shop in The Vault, or pick up a Museum-at-Home kit.

Food for Thought: Museum Book Club reads There Is A River

  • When: Thursday, July 22 at Noon
  • Where: Pennyroyal Area Museum

Join us for the third installment – and first in-person gathering – of the Museum’s Book Club! We will be discussing There Is A River, the iconic biography of Edgar Cayce by Thomas Sugrue. Published in 1942, this book made Edgar Cayce a household name and has become an international bestseller. Written more like a novel than a biography, it takes the reader on a journey through Cayce’s life in Hopkinsville and beyond. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Christian County’s most well-known person, this book is a great way to do it!

Copies of the book are available to purchase in The Vault by Planters Bank at the Pennyroyal Area Museum.

Downtown Summer Stroll

  • When: Friday, July 23 at 6:30pm
  • Tickets: $10.00; Museum Members FREE
  • Start: Pennyroyal Area Museum

This guided walking tour of downtown Hopkinsville combines a bit of history, architectural styles, and stories of the people and places that once graced these streets. The tour will last about 90 minutes, cover approximately 1-1 ½ miles, and will end at The Mixer on 6th Street. Tickets can be purchased at the Pennyroyal Area Museum or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-summer-stroll-tickets-159910856677

History on Tap: The Legacy of John C. Latham, Jr.

  • When: Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30pm
  • Where: Hopkinsville Brewing Company

No single person has left a greater mark on Hopkinsville than John C. Latham, Jr. Born here in 1844, the Confederate veteran amassed great wealth as a stock broker in New York City in the mid to late 19th century. A great devotion and concern for his hometown amounted to large contributions to local causes. His generosity provided for road improvements, the development of Peace and Virginia parks, the construction of the Hotel Latham, a number of Confederate memorials, and much more. Enjoy a Latham Lightguards Lavender Blonde ale from the tap while you learn more about this Hopkinsville legend.

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The Pennyroyal Area Museum and The Vault by Planters Bank museum shop are open to guests on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am until 4pm. Follow the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County on Facebook and Instagram for Local Notables, fun facts, historic photos, updates on programs, Museum Minutes, a new episode of “Cooking with the Past,” and updates throughout the month.


The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County cultivates regional pride and tells our community’s authentic stories by creating an enjoyable, engaging learning environment that encourages conversations about our unique history and diverse heritage.

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is located at 217 East 9th Street in downtown Hopkinsville and includes the Pennyroyal Area Museum and the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum. General admission to the Museum is $5 with special rates for children, active duty military, and Museum Members. There is no admission fee for The Vault by Planters Bank gift shop. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call 270-887-4270 or visit museumsofhopkinsville.org.