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Expanded African American History Exhibit & Seasonal Exhibits at the Pennyroyal Area Museum

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In honor of Black History Month, the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County announces an expanded African American History exhibit at the Pennyroyal Area Museum.

This year’s special exhibit was created in conjunction with the Hopkinsville African American History Cell Phone Tour that was recently released by the City of Hopkinsville and the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Narrated by Matt Snorton, the cell phone tour features 18 stops throughout the community that highlight various aspects of our social and cultural heritage.

Visit the Pennyroyal Area Museum to start or end the cell phone tour and see photographs, artifacts, and other interactive displays that offer additional background and historic context for the stops on the cell phone tour. Watch an interview with F.E. Whitney, examine artifacts from Virginia Street Baptist Church, hear the music of the Chitlin Circuit, and more!

Copies of the Hopkinsville African American History Cell Phone Tour are FREE and can be downloaded here or picked up at these locations:

  • Pennyroyal Area Museum (217 E 9th Street)
  • Commerce Center (2800 Ft Campbell Boulevard)
  • Lackey Municipal Building (101 North Main Street)
  • MEDI Office (1101 South Main Street)
Other seasonal exhibits on display at the Pennyroyal Area Museum include an authentic African kente cloth in the Pennyroyal Treasures exhibit, as well as a collection of winter apparel titled “Winter Warmth.” Coats, furs, hats, and other items on display date from the 1870s through the 1950s. All exhibits will be on display through March 8.

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is located at 217 East 9th Street in downtown Hopkinsville and includes the Pennyroyal Area Museum, the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, and the Charles Jackson Circus Museum. General admission to the Museum is $2 with special rates for seniors and children; there is no admission fee for the Museum Shop. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-3pm; Closed Sunday and Monday.  For more information call:  270-887-4270.