The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is eager to gather, document, and bring to life the stories of our entire community. To achieve this goal, we are launching an oral history project to gather stories of the African American experience particularly in the days of segregation in our community. As an organization, we are focused on expanding the stories that we tell by being inclusive of our entire community. We would appreciate your help in a collaboration to identify people, places, and stories that can be used to create relevant programs, exhibits, and events to offer back to the community.
In honor of Black History Month, we invite members of the community to come to the museum to share your stories with us. Help us build our collection of memories by sitting down for an interview with a member of our museum staff. No appointment is necessary; interviews can be conducted any time during our regular business hours during the month of February. Special arrangements can be made by contacting the Museum at 270-887-4270.
Also: the Pennyroyal Treasures exhibit currently features nine yearbooks from Attucks High School – including the school’s first and last annuals. Do or Die for Attucks High!
Please join us as we further explore our history during this exciting time for the Museum!
The Museums of 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 $2 with special rates for seniors and children; there is no admission fee for the Museum Shop. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm; Closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, visit our website at www.MuseumsofHopkinsville.org.