Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County
217 E. Ninth St.
Hopkinsville KY 42240
Alien sightings? Beam us up! Invasion of blackbirds? Soar on in! Masked men that terrorized the countryside? Ride into the night! The Sleeping Prophet who guided by analyzing dreams? Show us your Aurora! Legendary African American storytellers? Let history guide you! Major celestial event that transformed our town? Have your expectations Eclipsed! World-renowned military installation? Roger that! On this guided virtual visit of the newly-renovated Pennyroyal Area Museum, you will experience the history of Hopkinsville and Christian County, Kentucky, through the stories of our people and tales of a particular place that connect us to a broader American narrative. The tour starts in the Pennyroyal Plateau, an exhibit that tells of regional plants, animals, and land that has sustained us for centuries. We discuss Native Americans, early settlers, and Hopkinsville’s historic significance along the Trail of Tears. You’ll practically bask within the scents of the dark-fired tobacco barn, and how this crop revolutionized our community and led to a violent period of civil unrest. Our artifacts tell stories of our rich African American heritage (including influential writers bell hooks and Ted Poston) and how our diversity has made us who we are. Station yourself at the Fort Campbell exhibit – Christian County’s nearby U.S. Army installation – and dive into the home of the 101st Airborne Division. Observe the outlandish invasions – of both black birds and aliens – and stand in awe of our monumental moment in the sun as the Point of Greatest Eclipse on August 21, 2017. Finally, don’t sleep on our most famous resident and the 20th Century’s preeminent clairvoyant, Edgar Cayce, who rounds out our eclectic offerings and unique exhibits. Come make history of your own.